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  • Bargaining for Premier employees’ first contract underway August 11, 2020
    On Aug. 4th, Unifor Local 222’s newest unit, Premier Implementation Solutions, located at Fresh Del Monte in Oshawa, began negotiations for approximately 250 employees. The bargaining process is observing pandemic protocols with physical distancing in place. The 108,000-square-foot facility is Fresh Del Monte’s first location in Canada, processing fresh-cut fruit and vegetables for distribution across […]
  • New collective agreement negotiated with Carpenter Canada amid COVID-19 July 29, 2020
    A new collective agreement has been negotiated between Unifor Local 252 and Carpenter Canada amid the COVID-19 pandemic. "Effective use of time, patience and self-control will yield the best result in any situation," said Wolson Stowe, President Unifor Local 252. “Bargaining was very difficult and the impact of COVID-19 made it even worse. However, we were able to […]
  • Three-year collective agreement ratified at Con Cast Pipe July 22, 2020
    Members working at Con Cast Pipe in Guelph ratified a 3-year collective agreement, securing wage and benefit improvements, and introducing the unit’s first Women’s Advocate.   The 125 members of Local 1917 manufacture reliable building products including precast and concrete pipe to support infrastructure projects. “Ontario’s manufacturing sector continues to support not only good jobs […]
  • Cultural center workers join Unifor July 15, 2020
    Workers at a London, Ont. agency that helps immigrants to Canada and refugees settle in the community have voted overwhelmingly to join Unifor. “This campaign was all-electronic, and really shows the power and reach of online organizing,” Unifor National President Jerry Dias said. The 80 workers at the London Cross Cultural Learner Centre (LCCLC) voted […]
  • Strike ends at Croven Crystals July 8, 2020
    Unifor Local 1090 members at Croven Crystals have ratified a new three year collective agreement, ending the strike that began on began June 18, 2020  “The bargaining committee worked hard to resolve the issues,” said Unifor Local 1090 President Corey Dalton. “We pushed back against a substandard wage offer and bargained a fair deal.” The […]
  • Unifor Local 673 members show solidarity with frontline health care workers June 27, 2020
    This week, Unifor Local 673 organized an appreciation luncheon for frontline health care workers at the Downsview Long-term Care Centre. The event was one of many held across the country by Unifor locals to recognize the hard work and difficult circumstances many in the long-term care sector face during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In all, […]
  • Croven Crystals members on strike June 24, 2020
    Unifor Local 1090 members at Croven Crystals began strike action on June 18, 2020 after bargaining for a new collective agreement broke down. “The company negotiators have not taken the negotiation process seriously from the start,” said Unifor Local 1090 President Corey Dalton. “As the strike deadline approached they brought a substandard wage offer to […]
  • Canadian forestry sector takes more hits as mills close in Ontario and B.C. June 18, 2020
    Unifor is calling for swift government action to support the forestry sector following the closure of two mills, one permanently. The permanent closure on June 12 of the Sonoco mill in Quinte West, Ontario, was announced back in April and ended the site’s 140-year legacy of forestry operations. The 81 Unifor members at Local 1489 […]
  • GM Oshawa workers manufacturing 10 million masks for front line health care workers June 3, 2020
    Unifor members at the General Motors facility in Oshawa have begun manufacturing 10 million face masks after securing a contract with the Public Health Agency of Canada announced on May 26. “Workers in Oshawa know better than most how important manufacturing jobs are to building safe and healthy communities,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. […]
  • Unifor Local 1999 members ratify contract with Mr. Furnace May 14, 2020
    After a seven-day lockout that began May 4, 2020, Unifor members at St. Catharines-area HVAC provider Mr. Furnace have ratified a new collective agreement. “Our members faced down an employer that was making questionable labour relations moves during a pandemic,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “Local 1999 deserves credit for showing resolve despite these […]