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  • Oshawa People’s Trade Town Hall August 29, 2018
    As international trade agreements including the new NAFTA and the CPTPP are in process, Unifor invites you to participate in the Oshawa People’s Trade Town Hall. This community town hall on trade will provide an open forum to discuss an important issue that has a direct impact on all of us. Canadians deserve to have […]
  • Canoe becomes symbol of Unifor’s stand against scabs August 18, 2018
    Unifor is re-inventing how to run a picket line and get employers back to the bargaining table when scabs are used to prolong strikes and lockouts. “As a result of our sisters and brothers coming from across the country to help shut down these workplaces down, we forced employers back to the table in both […]
  • Naureen Rizvi celebrates Unifor power in the streets and at the bargaining table August 18, 2018
    Naureen Rizvi, Ontario Regional Director, celebrated the intense organizing done in Ontario and call for further action at Unifor’s Canadian Council in Halifax. The union organized new members who drive school busses, who work in health care, hospitality, and many other sectors. “It’s up to us to ensure that we organize to build worker power […]
  • More workers join Unifor August 15, 2018
    Unifor’s Organizing Department has brought more than 600 workers into the union in the past month, at workplaces in Ontario and Nova Scotia. “In each of these five workplaces, workers have stood together and said they want to improve their workplaces and build their communities,” said Unifor Organizing Director Kellie Scanlan. “It is an honour […]
  • Support for strikers grows as health centre blockaded August 8, 2018
    Unifor will keep up the pressure on the doctors who own the Port Arthur Health Centre in Thunder Bay, where 65 members of Unifor Local 229 have been on strike for 122 days, Unifor National President Jerry Dias vows. “This is about the needy and the greedy. This clinic reopens when we have a deal,” […]
  • Unifor warns against auto tariffs July 20, 2018
    Unifor is warning the U.S. Department of Commerce that tariffs on the import of automobiles and parts, being investigated under the guise of a national security threat, would devastate the entire North American auto industry if imposed. “The suggestion that auto imports from Canada constitute a security threat to America is beyond ridiculous,” said National […]
  • Talks resume to end 11-week strike in Goderich July 11, 2018
    Unifor and Compass Minerals agreed to return to the bargaining table on Thursday, July 12, 2018, 11 weeks into a strike at the Goderich salt mine. “We have had hundreds of members of Unifor and other unions strengthen the picket line plus community members visit daily and it’s an amazing show of solidarity for Local […]
  • Striking miners thank Goderich community July 4, 2018
    In appreciation of the Goderich and surrounding community’s support for the nearly 350 workers on strike at Compass Minerals, Unifor hosted a free BBQ on June 28. “The community support for striking miners has been incredible,” said Jerry Dias, National President, who spoke at the event. “This community knows that we’re fighting for good jobs […]
  • Ontario election report-back kicks off the fightback June 22, 2018
    The long days and nights of a campaign trail build lifelong activists and friendships. The member organizers of Unifor’s Make it Count Ontario election campaign met on Wednesday, June 20 in Toronto for the first time after the election to reflect on the campaign they ran together. “Unifor is now at a completely different level […]
  • Aboriginal and Workers of Colour push for social change through electoral representation June 19, 2018
    Delegates discussed the experiences, lessons and knowledge that they had gained as member-to-member organizers in the recent Ontario elections while at Unifor’s Aboriginal and Workers of Colour (AWOC) conference in Port Elgin on June 15-17.  In the last session of the conference, delegates heard from Walied Khogali, a community activist and a candidate in the […]