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  • Chartwell Montgomery Village workers ratify collective agreement July 17, 2019
    Local 1285 members at Chartwell Montgomery Village voted 89 per cent in favour of ratification of the new agreement on July 16, 2019. “Our Ask Hilda campaign was focused on pushing back against Chartwell’s two-year wage freeze proposal for those workers affected by the 2018 minimum wage increase,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “This […]
  • Bell workers raise community support through outreach at Ontario farmer's markets July 11, 2019
    When a new telecommunications project is announced in your hometown, it should be good news for workers. Bell’s Wireless to the Home rural internet service has been completely outsourced, meaning that Unifor member’s jobs are put at risk while their work is given to unaccountable, poorly paid contractors. Members of Unifor Locals 29-X, 31, and […]
  • Collective agreements ratified at Enbridge Gas Inc. July 4, 2019
    Nine Unifor locals in the energy sector across Ontario have ratified new three-year collective agreements with Enbridge Gas Inc. (formerly Union Gas). The new contract includes a two per cent wage increase in each year. “I’m proud of how these Unifor members came together to use their collective strength to fight back concessions and get […]
  • Unifor members at GTAA convert DC pension plan to DB July 3, 2019
    Wage increases and a new defined benefit pension plan are key highlights in a new collective agreement ratified by Unifor Local 2002 members employed by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) last week. “As defined benefit pension plans come under attack from employers, it is an impressive achievement to bargain a new one,” said Jerry […]
  • Pilkington Glass unit achieves significant wage increases May 30, 2019
    Unifor Local 222 members at the Pilkington Glass unit in Whitby, Ontario achieved significant wage increases and gains in paid vacation in a new three-year collective agreement, ratified on May 21, 2019. “The bargaining committee worked hard to negotiate a strong contract that includes the largest pay increases since the unit was formed back in […]
  • Grand River Hospital workers rally to stop layoffs and service reduction May 22, 2019
    KITCHENER - On Wednesday, May 22, Grand River Hospital health care workers represented by Unifor, Ontario Nurses Association, Ontario Public Service Employees Union and United Steel Workers will rally to stop layoffs, service reductions and demand the employer respect the commitment made to the unions on moving to the pension plan that covers hospital workers […]
  • Judicial review protects pay equity in Ontario nursing homes May 2, 2019
      pay_equity_shareable.jpg Unifor joined the Equal Pay Coalition’s intervention in a judicial review hearing regarding a pay equity dispute between ONA and SEIU against a group of Ontario nursing home employers. The case stems from Ontario nursing homes which are mostly staffed with women, and pay equity is determined with no male counterparts present. In […]
  • Unifor Bargaining Update for Members Participating in the 2019 Extendicare Master Negotiations May 1, 2019
    extendicarebargainingcommittee.jpg Last week Unifor’s bargaining committee, representing ten Extendicare Nursing Homes in Windsor, Sault Ste. Marie, Hamilton, Ottawa, London and Port Stanley met for negotiations. Extendicare was represented by Bass and Associates, a labour relations organization that contracts their services to several nursing home employers and other public sector employers. The collective agreements expire on […]
  • More than 10,000 Ontarians Rally for Public Health Care May 1, 2019
    Unifor members across the province united in hope with more 10,000 Ontarians at the April 30 Ontario Health Coalition’s Rally for Public Healthcare. People from across the province filled the lawn of Queen’s Park to oppose Doug Ford’s privatization agenda and health care cuts. “If there is one thing we know about Canadians, it’s that […]
  • Unifor Local 27C members ratify agreement with IGI International Group May 1, 2019
    20190416_135948.jpg Unifor Local 27C members at IGI International Group in Toronto, Ontario have voted in favour of a new four-year contract. The 70 members, who work in the handling, manufacturing and refining of wax for food grade products, ratified the collective agreement on April 18, 2019. “I am proud of the skill and determination of the […]
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