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  • Local 2458 member wins Excellence in Care award November 8, 2018
    Sarah Heuston, Local 2458 won the Excellence in Care of Older Ontarians Award, presented by the Registered Practical Nurses’ Association of Ontario. “This award goes to demonstrate that as nurses, we go the extra mile in patient care, even in the face of budget cuts and ever-increasing workload for health care workers,” said Heuston. “In […]
  • Hotel-Dieu Grace hospital workers make gains in bargaining November 8, 2018
    Unifor members at the Windsor, Ontario hospital Hotel-Dieu Grace Health Care have made gains in wages, benefits and vacation entitlements. “We’re pleased for our members in the service and skilled trades units who achieved solid gains over the life of this agreement,” said Tullio DiPonti, President of Unifor Local 2458. Both units voted 100% in […]
  • Pay equity in Ontario nursing homes under review by tribunal November 7, 2018
    Unifor has joined with CUPE in supporting the Equal Pay Coalition’s intervention in a judicial review hearing regarding a pay equity dispute. The Equal Pay Coalition is a group of trade unions, women, businesswomen’s organizations and other community organizations founded in 1974 that has continuously lobbied to close the gender wage gap. The Equal Pay […]
  • Local 112 Toromont-Orenda ratify collective agreement October 24, 2018
    Workers at the Toromont-Orenda plant voted to ratify a new three-year collective agreement on October 21, 2018. “Congratulations to the members and the bargaining committee in securing funding to Unifor’s Social Justice Fund and Women's Advocate Program,” said Scott Mcllmoyle, Unifor Ontario Regional Council Chairperson and President of Local 112. “Unifor’s Social Justice Fund helps […]
  • Durham transit workers ratify new collective agreement October 23, 2018
    Durham Region transit workers represented by Unifor Local 222 have ratified a new four-year collective agreement with PWTransit. “First contracts are not easy work, so I salute the bargaining committee and the members of Local 222,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “They do important work in the Durham Region and deserved a fair contract.” […]
  • Media workers at The Shopping Channel ratify new agreement with Rogers October 11, 2018
    Workers at Rogers Media have accepted a new four-year collective agreement that includes wage increases, upgrades, improved benefits and job security. “I want to congratulate the Local 79-M bargaining committee for achieving real gains for media workers in an increasingly challenging sector,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. Local 79-M represents 90 employees in broadcasting […]
  • Members ratify first contract at weechi-it-te-win family services September 27, 2018
    Unifor Local 324 members have ratified their first contract with Weechi-it-te-win Family Services.  The new four-year contract covers approximately 30 workers who provide services at the Indigenous based child welfare agency near Fort Frances, Ontario. “We are thrilled to have this new group as part of Local 324,” said Unifor Local 324 President George Smith. “As indicated by […]
  • Oshawa People’s Trade Town Hall August 29, 2018
    As international trade agreements including the new NAFTA and the CPTPP are in process, Unifor invites you to participate in the Oshawa People’s Trade Town Hall. This community town hall on trade will provide an open forum to discuss an important issue that has a direct impact on all of us. Canadians deserve to have […]
  • Canoe becomes symbol of Unifor’s stand against scabs August 18, 2018
    Unifor is re-inventing how to run a picket line and get employers back to the bargaining table when scabs are used to prolong strikes and lockouts. “As a result of our sisters and brothers coming from across the country to help shut down these workplaces down, we forced employers back to the table in both […]
  • Naureen Rizvi celebrates Unifor power in the streets and at the bargaining table August 18, 2018
    Naureen Rizvi, Ontario Regional Director, celebrated the intense organizing done in Ontario and call for further action at Unifor’s Canadian Council in Halifax. The union organized new members who drive school busses, who work in health care, hospitality, and many other sectors. “It’s up to us to ensure that we organize to build worker power […]