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  • Unifor mourns members killed on the job
    Unifor deeply mourns the loss of two members who were recently killed at work in Kamloops, British Columbia and Peterborough, Ontario.  James G. Macleod (Jim) was taken from us following an incident involving a crane at the Domtar pulp mill in Kamloops, British Columbia on June 29, 2017. Macleod was 57 years old with 37 […]
  • Ontario government hears from Unifor members on new labour laws
    Unifor members have organized across the province to present at the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs, as it hears from Ontarians about the Fair Work, Better Jobs Act - Bill 148. More than 20 Unifor members have signed up to present, the most of any union in the province.   “Unifor members have […]
  • Indigenous Games Underway
    The Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games officially began with an Opening Ceremony where athletes were told "you are the answer to a prayer from seven generations ago.” Thousands packed the outdoor ceremony which featured a performance by Taboo from the world famous Black Eyed Peas, traditional singers and hoop dancers, and a dazzling fireworks […]
  • Navistar Updates
    Member inquiries Joe Lucier and Cathy Baker-Wiebenga will be available at Local 127 - 405 Riverview Drive, Suite 305 Chatham, ON at the following times to answer questions and help members with their pension option statements. Tuesday, June 13 from 4 pm until 7 pm Wednesday, June 14 from 8 am until 11 am Pensions […]
  • Workers and Community Protect Casino Jobs
    Casino workers and community members met at a Niagara Falls, Ontario community centre to defend good jobs in the region. A provincial Request for Proposals (RFP) recently put 1,400 local jobs at risk through the possible closure of the Fallsview Casino. Greg Brady, President Local 199, that represents security workers at the casino, pledged the […]
  • Workers, Community, Come Together to Protect Casino Jobs
    Casino workers and concerned community members met at a Niagara Falls community centre to take the next step in a campaign to defend good jobs in the city. The town hall, organized by Unifor, comes as the next step in a campaign that has also included rallies both at the Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls […]
  • Support Registered Practical Nurses as part of the health care team
    Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs) are trained professionals and are a vitally important part of the hospital care medical team. Unifor represents approximately 3,000 of the 18,000 RPNs who work in Ontario hospitals. On May 8, the first day of Nursing Week, the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario called for the elimination of RPNs from most Ontario hospitals. […]
  • Local 333 and Cavalluzzo Bargaining Update
    On May 9, 2017 a story appeared in the Financial Post about the collective bargaining relationship with the Toronto law firm Cavalluzzo and Unifor Local 333. Our union has had a collective bargaining relationship with the firm for many years. It was incorrectly reported in the article that the firm pays its administrative staff "extremely […]
  • Ford investment shows importance of unions
    A $1.2-billion investment by Ford in Windsor was made possible by Unifor’s successful negotiations that delivered results in contract talks with the company last fall. “Unifor went into talks with the Detroit Three with one goal in mind – secure investment in the Canadian auto industry to ensure good jobs for future generations,” said Jerry […]
  • Close the Gender Wage Gap
    Can you imagine having to work more than 15 months to earn what men do in only 12? That is exactly what average women must do in Canada. It’s time to close the gender pay gap! Join Unifor in marking Equal Pay Day, because the average annual earnings of all workers reveal the full story […]