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  • Campeau school bus drivers ratify first collective agreement February 20, 2019
    More than 200 members of Unifor Local 4268 driving school buses for Campeau Bus Lines in Whitby, Ajax, Oshawa, Clarington, Bowmanville, Peterborough, Orono, Cobourg, Port Hope, Brighton and the Kawartha region have ratified their first three-year collective agreement. “We started bargaining in October 2018 with the goals of improving working conditions and compensation for all […]
  • Members at Ventra Plastics ratify collective agreement February 18, 2019
    Unifor Local 195 members at Ventra Plastic plant in Windsor, Ontario voted in favour of a new three-year contract. The 330 members working in auto parts manufacturing at the plant ratified the collective agreement on February 16, 2019. “I am proud of the skill and determination of the bargaining committee," said Tammy Pomerleau, 1st Vice […]
  • Health care workers ready to defend members both at the bargaining table and on the streets February 6, 2019
    Unifor’s nursing home bargaining meeting brought together its largest group of Ontario health care workers ever, as more than 120 participants met at the Marriott Courtyard in Toronto from February 4-6. In addition to discussing bargaining priorities, the bargaining meeting provided delegates with an opportunity to strategize against the possible impacts of Doug Ford's health […]
  • Members engage in consultations and rally ahead of Ontario Budget January 31, 2019
    Provincial budgets set the priority of the government for years to come. For Ontario, Unifor members are fighting for a budget that addresses shortfalls in public services and reverses recent attacks on workers’ rights. In a presentation to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, Naureen Rizvi painted a […]
  • Northern Ontario’s local union leaders convene January 29, 2019
    Local union presidents and elected leaders in Northern Ontario met last weekend to tackle regional challenges as we continue to fight back against the Ford government. “The one percent has done incredibly well but that has not been spread out, and that is our fight,” said Katha Fortier, Unifor Assistant to the National President. “We […]
  • #WeAreTheStudents: Unite for Student Democracy and Against OSAP Cutbacks January 23, 2019
    Thoughtless cuts to post-secondary education by Ford’s PC government threaten workers on campus and attack students’ access to education. What did the PCs attack? In an announcement on Thursday, January 17, the provincial government shared a plan of cuts to funding for colleges and universities. The announcement included: A guaranteed 4 percent cut to institutional […]
  • Ontario Budget Watch: Show up at consultations with labour allies January 22, 2019
    Provincial government spending directly affects the lives of workers in Ontario. Budgets represent the government’s priorities, and Unifor members are clearly stating what their priorities are. “Participating in the budget process is an important way for Unifor members to share their priorities with government,” said Naureen Rizvi, Unifor Ontario Regional Director. “We must be clear […]
  • Green For Life workers get first contract January 16, 2019
    Local 444 members at Green For Life Environmental Services (GFL) in Windsor have ratified their first three-year collective agreement. “We have been bargaining since August 2018 and in November members voted to support a strike mandate, so it’s been a tough but worthwhile process to get to this agreement,” said Doug Boughner, Local 444 Vice […]
  • Unifor members at Anndore House ratify contract January 15, 2019
    Local 7575 members at the Toronto-area boutique hotel Anndore House have ratified a new collective agreement containing significant improvements. “Our new contract at Anndore House is unprecedented at this property,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “Local 7575 members should be very proud of what they’ve been able to accomplish in this round.” Over the […]
  • NABET 700-M Unifor ratifies new agreement with Canadian Media Production Association December 18, 2018
    A new collective agreement has been ratified after NABET 700-M Unifor reached a deal with Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA) that includes wage increases, a new Women’s Representative and stronger language to address workplace harassment. “Our relationship with Canadian producers has never been stronger,” said Jonathan Ahee, the President of NABET 700-M Unifor. “We were […]