“I want to thank these workers for taking a stand against the negative impacts of precarious work, which is a sad fact of life for far too many workers today.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
5-year agreement improves wages and benefits.
"British Columbians see this speech for what it is — a cynical public relations exercise by a political party trying desperately to cling to power at any cost." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
St. Augustin, Que. – June 27, 2017 – UFCW Canada Local 501 members working at Preverco in St. Augustin, Quebec have voted to join the National Defence Fund (NDF).
“Our Canadian friends on the East Coast have taken a significant step forward for public health and safety and are showing true leadership when it comes to legalizing marijuana” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
Saint-Hyacinthe, Que. – June 26, 2017 – UFCW Canada Local 1991-P members working at the Olymel plant in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec have overwhelmingly voted in favour of ratifying a new collective agreement.
Saskatoon, SK and Toronto, ON – June 26, 2017 – UFCW Canada activists from across Saskatchewan and Southern Ontario proudly celebrated diversity and equality at Pride parades in their provinces on the June 24 weekend.
“We have been pressing the government to fix the flaws in the Voluntary Disclosures Program that led to the offer of a sweet deal to wealthy individuals using the KPMG Isle of Man offshore tax scheme, even though the government was taking KPMG to court to get the names of those clients" — Dennis Howlett, executive director of Canadians for Tax Fairness