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  • Unifor members step up to provide medical protective gear April 2, 2020
    Unifor film and television members at NABET 700-M are stepping up to help provide medical protective gear for frontline medical workers, patients and the community. The spread of COVID-19 has resulted in shortages of key Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including surgical caps, masks and protective face shields.   “Our film and television members possess a […]
  • Unifor members at Windsor distillery produce hand-sanitizer to combat spread of COVID-19 March 31, 2020
    WINDSOR—Approximately 160 Unifor members working at Hiram Walker & Sons Distillery in Windsor have switched from producing alcohol to producing hand sanitizer as part of broadening efforts across the country to meet growing demand for supplies to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. “I am incredibly proud of our members at the Windsor distillery. This kind of […]
  • Women’s shelter staff join Unifor March 30, 2020
    Nine staff members at a women’s shelter in Northwestern Ontario have voted to join Unifor. “I am so proud to welcome these workers to Unifor. They do such important work,” Unifor National President Jerry Dias said. Workers at the Rainy River District Women’s Shelter of Hope in Atikokan voted to join Unifor in an online […]
  • Urgent memo to Unifor long-term care members regarding Ford Government’s temporary order March 25, 2020
    On March 23, 2020 Unifor was notified by Ontario Minister of Long-Term Care Merrilee Fullerton, that the Ontario Government was going to issue a temporary order in the fight against COVID-19 that would affect all long-term care workers, including Unifor members. This new order comes out just a few days after the government released a […]
  • Shoreline Casino workers vote to join Unifor March 24, 2020
    Unifor welcomes 157 new members at the Shoreline Casino in Belleville, Ontario, after they voted last week to join the union. “These are difficult times in the gaming industry and these workers recognize that they need a voice in the workplace,” said Unifor National President Jerry Dias. “Unifor is the number one union in the […]
  • Urgent memo to Unifor health care members regarding COVID-19 March 13, 2020
    Unifor makes worker safety a top priority and as such is calling on the federal and provincial governments to dedicate resources to the protection of all health care workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, the union is advising governments to uphold the precautionary principle when it comes to providing personal protective equipment (PPE) for […]
  • Members gather in Thunder Bay for Northern Ontario Leadership Meeting February 26, 2020
    More than 100 members gathered in Thunder Bay on February 24-25 for the annual Northern Ontario Leadership Meeting to strategize on how to fight Doug Ford’s attack on workers. “Locals in Northern Ontario understand the importance of collaboration and solidarity as a path to build stronger communities,” said Lana Payne, Unifor’s National Secretary-Treasurer in a […]
  • Fuel tanker drivers ratify new collective agreement February 19, 2020
    Workers at Trimac in Ontario have ratified a new three-year collective agreement that includes fair wage gains, improved bereavement days for extended family, and an additional paid holiday. “Unifor continues to make powerful gains for workers in transportation,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “These drivers are hauling fuel essential to life in Canada – […]
  • 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 […]