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  • Negotiations resume with Voith Hydro January 30, 2020
    Negotiations between Unifor Local 252 and Voith Hydro resumed on January 30, as strike action entered its twelfth week. “These members are fighting against concessions that will hurt their pensions and reduce the benefits that they have worked hard to earn,” said Ontario Regional Director Naureen Rizvi. In past negotiations Voith tabled several concessionary proposals […]
  • Unifor urges City of Toronto to improve transit, save jobs in Thunder Bay January 23, 2020
    Unifor delivered a strong deputation to the City of Toronto’s Budget committee to warn that excessive delays in the purchase of at least 60 new streetcars is putting the Thunder Bay Bombardier plant where they are manufactured in jeopardy. “The Ford conservatives are refusing to act while good manufacturing jobs in Northern Ontario are disappearing,” said […]
  • Vopak members achieve significant gains in new collective agreement January 23, 2020
    Unifor Local 2003E members at Vopak Terminals of Canada Inc. in Hamilton, Ontario voted to adopt a new collective agreement that includes a large wage increase and other significant gains.   “The Bargaining Committee worked hard to achieve improvements that will make a real difference to our members,” said Gary Ellis, Unifor National Representative. “For example, […]
  • Unifor presents Ontario budget recommendations January 17, 2020
    Ontario Regional Director Naureen Rizvi voiced Unifor’s strong opposition to the deep financial cuts and overall economic strategy of the Ford government as she presented the union’s budget recommendations to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs.   “This budget is tabled at a time when Ontarians have lost confidence in this government. We […]
  • Unifor Local 302 Paramedics call on Elgin County to increase EMS service levels January 15, 2020
    Paramedics from Unifor Local 302 submitted a deputation in front of the Council of Elgin County on January 14, 2020, sounding the alarm bell on the need for enhanced ambulance services for residents. The call for increased ambulance services comes at a time where the capacity for Emergency Medical Services in the county simply cannot […]
  • Operation Christmas Cheer brightens spirits at Voith picket line December 9, 2019
    Operation Christmas Cheer brightened spirits as volunteers brought gifts and good will to striking Local 252 members at the Voith Hydro picket line. “All of the members are grateful to Operation Christmas Cheer for helping to alleviate some of the hardships that the strikers are facing right now on the picket line,” said John Harte, […]
  • Ontario Regional Council delegates empowered December 8, 2019
    Delegates at Ontario Regional Council were empowered to defend good jobs, healthcare, education, and women’s rights in an era of Ford government austerity. “Now more than ever, we have to come together to carve out our path forward as we continue to fight off this very dangerous government,” Ontario Regional Director Naureen Rizvi told delegates […]
  • Unifor members at Gesco ratify new collective agreement December 5, 2019
    Members of Unifor Local 462, representing warehouse workers at Gesco Industries in Brampton, have voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new three-year collective agreement. “Unifor is Canada’s leading union for warehouse workers – we’re ensuring that workplace standards keep up with this rapidly growing industry,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “I’m proud of the gains […]
  • Purchase your exclusive Unifor Toronto Rock tickets today! November 4, 2019
    Unifor is excited to partner with the Toronto Rock Lacrosse Club for its season opener and offer members, family and friends an exclusive fun-filled night on Saturday, December 7, 2019. The game starts at 7 p.m, but doors will open early at the Scotia Bank arena for an exclusive Unifor tailgate party that includes many […]
  • Trench Electric workers ratify collective agreement September 25, 2019
    Members of Unifor Local 303 at Trench Electric Limited in Pickering, Ontario have ratified a 3-year collective agreement with their employer.  “We wanted to see improvements across the board for our members and that’s exactly what we got,” said Anand Boodhai, Unifor Local 303 President. “The results clearly show the strength our union has when […]