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  • Striking bus drivers hold information pickets at schools
    Striking school bus drivers conducted information pickets at two Bowmanville schools this morning to provide information and engage directly with parents and students impacted by the work action. “Parents and other community members are incredibly supportive when they hear that the drivers are on strike because First Student refuses to pay for all of the […]
  • Rally to support Time to Care Act
    Seventy Unifor activists joined hundreds of workers who showed their support for the Time to Care Act, at a rally outside Queen’s Park in Toronto today. The Act proposes to extend the minimum number of hours of care received in long term care to four hours, which is what Unifor’s #6minutechallenge campaign has been advocating […]
  • Ontario members provide input on CLC disaffiliation
    Ontario members are engaging in a series of information sessions on Unifor’s decision to disaffiliate from the Canadian Labour Congress, taking place across the province in February. The union’s Ontario Regional Director Naureen Rizvi has been leading the meetings to provide background on the events that led to the decision to disaffiliate and to host […]
  • Members at GM Oshawa celebrate new truck launch
    Local 222 members were celebrated today at a GM Employee Recognition event to mark the successful launch of the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra truck lines. The Oshawa Assembly plant has just completed a $500 million transformation making it the only plant in North America that is capable of building both cars and trucks. “We […]
  • Preliminary acoustic results are encouraging, says Unifor
    Unifor has published online the results of ongoing acoustic measurements of its wind turbine in Port Elgin, Ontario. The turbine is on the grounds of the union’s Family Education Centre (FEC) in Port Elgin, and has been in operation since 2012. Unifor’s wind turbine generates the equivalent of 50 –60 per cent of the FEC's […]
  • Strike ends at Motor City Chrysler
    Unifor Local 195 members have ratified a new contract with Motor City Chrysler, bringing a two-week strike to an end. “The employees were looking to make gains. Many of them haven’t had raises in ten to twelve years, so that was a sticking point during bargaining,” said John Toth, President of Local 195. “Obviously, the […]
  • Early Valentine action supports Tim Hortons workers
    On February 13, Unifor members and leaders joined the Fight for $15 and Fairness coalition, along with activists, and community and labour organizations, as part of day of action across Ontario. “Unifor’s activism on the ground defending workers’ rights is what keeps our union and the labour movement strong,” said Naureen Rizvi, Ontario Regional Director […]
  • Northern Ontario Leadership Meeting draws large turnout
    Over 150 members from across northern Ontario met in Thunder Bay on February 9-10 to participate in the annual Unifor Northern Ontario Leadership meeting. During the two days  leadership shared political activism updates, discussed the many issues concerning northern Ontario locals, and had an opportunity to lobby federal politicians. A meeting of the Young Workers […]
  • New collective agreement ratified at City TV/OMNI
    Workers represented by Unifor at City TV and OMNI in have voted 84% to ratify a tentative agreement reached this week with Rogers Media. “I am very proud of our negotiating team and our members who showed their solidarity, attended information sessions, and gave us important feedback that made a difference at the bargaining table,” […]
  • First success of resistance against new holiday shopping bylaw
    A labour delegation to the Vaughan City Council, including members of Local 414, the Toronto & York Region Labour Council, and the United Food and Commercial Workers, ensured an important step forward for retail workers. Members of the delegation made presentations against statutory holiday shopping in front of City Council, which later voted in support […]