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  • 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
      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 a […]
  • Unifor Bargaining Update for Members Participating in the 2019 Extendicare Master Negotiations May 1, 2019
    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 July […]
  • 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
    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 bargaining […]
  • Unifor Local 2458 members ratify new agreements at three long-term care homes April 25, 2019
    Local 2458 members who work at County of Bruce municipal homes, Gateway Haven in Wiarton and Brucelea Haven in Walkerton ratified a new collective agreement on April 11.   “Congratulations to the bargaining committee who remained determined to resist concessions and to achieve a fair settlement,” said Jerry Dias, National President. “We know that the […]
  • Agreement ratified at Glazier Medical Centre April 25, 2019
    Unifor Local 1136.43 members ratified a new collective agreement with Glazier Medical Centre in Oshawa. “It was employers who lobbied the Ford government to remove two paid personal emergency leave days that were won under the previous Liberal government,” said Jerry Dias, National President. “I offer my congratulations to the bargaining committee who did not back […]
  • Unifor members at Chateau Laurier deliver 94% strike mandate April 24, 2019
    More than 300 Unifor Local 4270 members at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier could be on strike next month if the hotel’s owners don’t make a fair offer to workers. “Unifor is a union for hospitality workers,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “Right across Canada, Unifor has stood up for hotel workers and helped them […]
  • Unifor and Rexall reach tentative agreement April 11, 2019
    A new tentative collective agreement has been reached between Unifor Local 414 and Rexall. “Congratulations to the bargaining committee, who have worked tirelessly for months to reach a fair deal for our hard working members,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. Unifor represents approximately 425 workers at 27 stores located across the Greater Ottawa Area. […]
  • Workers interrupt Chartwell Retirement’s open house to demand fair wages April 10, 2019
    Members working for Chartwell Retirement Homes in Orangeville, Ottawa, Thunder Bay and Windsor organized coordinated actions to interrupt Chartwell’s open house this past weekend to demand Chartwell pay its workers a fair wage. “Potential residents and their families need to be aware of the shamefully low wages being paid to Chartwell Retirement workers,” said Katha […]