Unifor National Newsfeed

RSS News

  • 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 […]
  • Auto parts workers hold solidarity rally and picnic in Oshawa August 15, 2019
    On August 10, hundreds of members of Unifor Locals 222, 444, and 1090 as well as members of the general public, gathered at Memorial Park in Oshawa for a rally and picnic in solidarity with independent auto parts supplier workers facing plant closures and ongoing negotiations of restructuring agreements. The family-friendly event featured live music, […]
  • 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 […]