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  • Unifor Local 88 Members Adopt Strike Mandate
    In a vote on August 27, 2017, workers at the GM CAMI Assembly Ingersoll plant authorized Unifor Local 88’s Bargaining Committee to initiate strike action if a fair and reasonable settlement is not reached before the September 17 deadline. “This strike mandate provides a crucial tool for successful bargaining,” said Unifor Local 88 President Dan […]
  • Navistar Updates
    September 6, 2017 Unifor held a victory celebration BBQ for members on Saturday, August 26, 2017. Cathy Baker-Wiebenga has played an incredible roll and below you will find her statement she read at the celebration: Read Cathy's speech Local 35/127 Navistar Dispute Highlights: What did we achieve? August 23, 2017 Unifor working closely with Local […]
  • Navistar celebration carries pension message
    After eight years of struggle and repeated court challenges, retirees from the Chatham Navistar plant marked their ultimate victories for pensions and severances with a family barbeque this afternoon. “This is a celebration, but it’s also a message that if you mess with pensions, you are in for a fight,” said Unifor National President Jerry […]
  • GE Peterborough workers meet labour minister
    A delegation of General Electric-Canada Peterborough retirees and Unifor representatives had a productive meeting today with Ontario Labour Minister Kevin Flynn to discuss compensation for workers exposed to hazardous material. “We had a good meeting, which would not have happened without the hard work of these retirees,” said Joel Carr, Unifor National Representative. The Unifor […]
  • Young Workers Come Together in Niagara
    On Wednesday, August 2nd, young workers from unionized and non-unionized workplaces across the Niagara region gathered together at a Unifor discussion and social.   The event hosted by Unifor’s Young Workers Committee was a unique opportunity where participants discussed the unique challenges faced at work, including everything from poverty wages and health and safety violations, […]
  • Aerospace workers fight for their pension plan
    In the early morning of August 2, Northstar Aerospace workers and retirees from Local 112 held an information picket to demand their employer uphold its pension plan obligations. “We’re here for the people on fixed incomes,” said Graham Davies, Plant Chairperson. Current retirees who built the company, some working for Northstar for more than 40 […]
  • Unifor mourns members killed on the job
    Unifor deeply mourns the loss of two members who were recently killed at work in Kamloops, British Columbia and Peterborough, Ontario.  James G. Macleod (Jim) was taken from us following an incident involving a crane at the Domtar pulp mill in Kamloops, British Columbia on June 29, 2017. Macleod was 57 years old with 37 […]
  • Ontario government hears from Unifor members on new labour laws
    Unifor members have organized across the province to present at the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs, as it hears from Ontarians about the Fair Work, Better Jobs Act - Bill 148. More than 20 Unifor members have signed up to present, the most of any union in the province.   “Unifor members have […]
  • Indigenous Games Underway
    The Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games officially began with an Opening Ceremony where athletes were told "you are the answer to a prayer from seven generations ago.” Thousands packed the outdoor ceremony which featured a performance by Taboo from the world famous Black Eyed Peas, traditional singers and hoop dancers, and a dazzling fireworks […]
  • Workers and Community Protect Casino Jobs
    Casino workers and community members met at a Niagara Falls, Ontario community centre to defend good jobs in the region. A provincial Request for Proposals (RFP) recently put 1,400 local jobs at risk through the possible closure of the Fallsview Casino. Greg Brady, President Local 199, that represents security workers at the casino, pledged the […]