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  • Unifor members recognized at CALM awards
    Unifor members were recognised with eight awards at this year’s Canadian Association of Labour Media (CALM) conference. The annual CALM awards, presented at the annual conference on May 12, recognize excellence in union publications and productions. Congratulations to all who tirelessly represent members in our fight for good jobs and social justice. Unifor locals were […]
  • Education department delivers solidarity to striking miners
    Unifor Local 16-O members on strike at the Compass Minerals salt mine in Goderich were happy to see three buses of fellow Unifor members pull up to their picket line on Wednesday, May 2. The buses carried dozens of members who were attending classes at the Port Elgin Family Education Centre (FEC), an hour away […]
  • Expression of condolences and support for Toronto
    Unifor joins the residents of Toronto in sharing the grief for those killed and injured in the horrific van attack on April 23. We offer our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims and our gratitude to the witnesses and first responders, some of which were Unifor members, who selflessly provided aid […]
  • Ontario Election Town Halls Kick-off in Kitchener
    Workers’ issues are election issues, and in this election, labour gains are under threat. Unifor members came together at the Local 1106 office in Kitchener to commit to act in the 2018 June, 7 election. “When Unifor members engage politically, it makes a big difference for workers right across the province,” said Naureen Rizvi, Ontario […]
  • Northern Ontario hospital workers win new contract
    An intense weekend bargaining for 75,000 Ontario hospital workers, whose three unions formed a unique alliance in provincial negotiations, resulted in a tentative master contract with northern Ontario hospital employers. “The hospitals had initially offered inferior wages and were looking to take away hard-earned rights from workers, but we worked together to achieve a contract […]
  • Election an opportunity to push for equity
    The push to eliminate systemic barriers for all workers is part of Unifor’s work as a social justice union and the upcoming Ontario election will be no different. On April 16-17, representatives from the Ontario equity standing committees met with Naureen Rizvi, Ontario Regional Director, and members of the political action department  to plan how […]
  • Solidarity needed for 65 Unifor sisters on strike
    In Thunder Bay, Ontario there are 65 Unifor sisters walking the picket line and holding strong since Monday, April 9. The striking workers are represented by Unifor Local 229 and work at the Port Arthur Health Centre. These workers put in long hours to support the health clinic as medical aides, medical recorders, medical secretaries […]
  • Ontario hospital workers conduct joint workplace action
    Together for Respect, a campaign led by three of Ontario’s largest unions including Unifor, organized its first workplace action, a Sticker Day on April 11, at hospitals across the province.  The action was the first joint mobilization that Unifor, Ontario Council of Hospital Unions/Canadian Union of Public Employees (OCHU/CUPE), and the Service Employees International Union […]
  • Unifor mobilizes to make Ontario election count
    Organizing for the Ontario provincial election campaign starts today with Unifor’s 2018 member-to-member Make it Count Ontario election campaign. Workers in the province have built a solid foundation of political action, uniting in coalitions that have pressured the government to finally introduce a $15 per hour minimum wage and free preschool child care, and to […]
  • Unifor forms Ontario health care alliance
    Unifor is uniting with two of Ontario’s largest health care unions, the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (OCHU/CUPE) and SEIU Healthcare, to push for respect at the bargaining table for 75,000 hospital workers. “Together we are going to resist concessions that the employers have been seeking from mostly […]