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  • Talks resume to end 11-week strike in Goderich
    Unifor and Compass Minerals agreed to return to the bargaining table on Thursday, July 12, 2018, 11 weeks into a strike at the Goderich salt mine. “We have had hundreds of members of Unifor and other unions strengthen the picket line plus community members visit daily and it’s an amazing show of solidarity for Local […]
  • Striking miners thank Goderich community
    In appreciation of the Goderich and surrounding community’s support for the nearly 350 workers on strike at Compass Minerals, Unifor hosted a free BBQ on June 28. “The community support for striking miners has been incredible,” said Jerry Dias, National President, who spoke at the event. “This community knows that we’re fighting for good jobs […]
  • Ontario election report-back kicks off the fightback
    The long days and nights of a campaign trail build lifelong activists and friendships. The member organizers of Unifor’s Make it Count Ontario election campaign met on Wednesday, June 20 in Toronto for the first time after the election to reflect on the campaign they ran together. “Unifor is now at a completely different level […]
  • Aboriginal and Workers of Colour push for social change through electoral representation
    Delegates discussed the experiences, lessons and knowledge that they had gained as member-to-member organizers in the recent Ontario elections while at Unifor’s Aboriginal and Workers of Colour (AWOC) conference in Port Elgin on June 15-17.  In the last session of the conference, delegates heard from Walied Khogali, a community activist and a candidate in the […]
  • Retail workers win statutory holidays in Peel Region
    Unifor members who work in retail fight back at municipalities across the province against councils that seek to chip away at the few guaranteed holidays that they have. In Ontario, the Retail Business Holidays Act (RBHA) declares there are nine recognized statutory holidays when stores, with a few exceptions, must remain closed. Municipal governments however, […]
  • Celebrate Unifor’s fifth Labour Day in style
    To recognize and mark this year’s Labour Day, the union is offering all locals an opportunity to purchase a special Unifor garment at a subsidized rate. This is time sensitive, so hurry! Orders will only be accepted until Thursday, June 28. Click here for the order form. Whether your local is marching in a community […]
  • Casino Rama fined $50,000 after two members injured
    After two members at Local 1090 slipped on ice and sustained serious injuries the Ministry of Labour ruled that the employer was at fault. The employer, Casino Rama in Orillia, Ontario was fined $50,000 by the Ministry and is required to pay a 25 per cent victim surcharge toward a fund to assist victims. “Casino […]
  • Rally for Decent Work will show Ford the strength of Ontario’s labour movement
    Unifor declared after the results of the Ontario election that a Ford win demonstrates a need for continued activism to defend public services, workers’ rights and equity in Ontario. The mobilization of labour starts on Saturday, June 16, with the Rally for Decent Work in Toronto. “If Doug Ford thinks that the result of this […]
  • Maple Leaf expansion in Port Perry will benefit members and community
    An expansion of the Maple Leaf Foods production line in Port Perry, Ontario will create 40 good jobs. "Good, union jobs support families and help out our rural community," said Corey Dalton, Unifor Local 1090 President. ​"Building the capacity of this site is a testament of the excellent work of Unifor members here, and is […]
  • Unifor strike mandate at Bombardier Downsview
    On June 5, Technical office and Professional workers at Bombardier Downsview, represented by Unifor Local 673, voted 98 per cent in favour of authorizing Unifor to take strike action, if necessary, to secure a fair contract. The current contract expires on June 23, 2018. “With the sale of Bombardier’s Downsview facility, workers are focused on […]