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Asian Heritage Month – May 2017

Sat, 2017-04-29 09:00

Toronto – April 29, 2017 – Asian Heritage Month is a time to celebrate the long, rich, and ever-growing history of Asian Canadians and their continuous contributions to the cultural fabric of our country.

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NDP have shaped the ballot box question in B.C. election

Fri, 2017-04-28 10:05

Vancouver – April 28, 2017 – With less than two weeks left in the British Columbia provincial election campaign, John Horgan and the B.C. NDP appear to have the wind in their sails.

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Workers at Liberté Saint-Hyacinthe join the union – UFCW 1991P

Thu, 2017-04-27 15:46

Saint-Hyacinthe, Que. – April 27, 2017 – Workers at the Liberté yogurt plant in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec are the newest members of UFCW Canada Local 1991P after saying “Yes!” to joining the union.

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Activists call on government to improve Ontario’s labour laws

Wed, 2017-04-26 10:23

Toronto – April 26, 2017 – UFCW Canada recently joined the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) and its affiliates at a press conference held at Queen’s Park to call on the Ontario government to reform the province’s labour laws and address the rise of precarious work.

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National Day of Mourning – April 28, 2017

Tue, 2017-04-25 10:49

Toronto – April 25, 2017– Each year on April 28, Canadians from across the country gather to light candles, wear ribbons, and remember the thousands of workers who have been killed, injured, or made ill as a result of work-related incidents.

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Delegates prep for 2018 election at Ontario NDP Convention

Mon, 2017-04-24 12:43

Toronto – April 24, 2017 – UFCW Canada activists joined Ontario New Democratic Party (ONDP) members from across the province this past weekend to participate in the party's biennial convention.

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Organizing course inspires women in Western Canada

Sat, 2017-04-22 09:00

Edmonton – April 22, 2017 – UFCW Canada sisters from across Western Canada recently gathered in Edmonton to participate in a week-long "Organizing Training for Women Activists" course.

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Workers at Leuschen Transportation join the union – UFCW 175

Fri, 2017-04-21 10:08

Timmins, Ont. – April 21, 2017 – Workers at Leuschen Transportation in Timmins, Ontario are the newest members of UFCW Canada Local 175 after recently voting to join the union.

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Members demonstrate at BMTC shareholders’ meeting – UFCW 501

Thu, 2017-04-20 12:45

Montreal – April 20, 2017 – UFCW Canada Local 501 members working at Brault & Martineau stores in Laval, Repentigny, and Saint-Léonard, Quebec took part in a peaceful public demonstration during the annual shareholders meeting of the BMTC Group, the company that owns Brault & Martineau.

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Members at Smile of St. Malo ratify new contract – UFCW 832

Thu, 2017-04-20 09:46

St. Malo, Man. – April 20, 2017 – UFCW Canada Local 832 members working at Smile of St. Malo have unanimously ratified a new two-year agreement.

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New webCampus course for May – Understanding Budgets: What's at Stake

Wed, 2017-04-19 11:08

Toronto – April 19, 2017 – UFCW Canada's groundbreaking online education program, webCampus, is launching a brand new course for the month of May.

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Members at Ferme des Voltigeurs achieve new contract – UFCW 500

Tue, 2017-04-18 15:22

Drummondville, Que. – April 18, 2017 – UFCW Canada Local 500 members working at Ferme des Voltigeurs in Drummondville, Quebec have ratified a new collective agreement.

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My webCampus Experience: Human Rights Advocate Certificate

Mon, 2017-04-17 08:00

Toronto – April 17, 2017 – UFCW Canada members and allies from across the country are raving about the union's groundbreaking online education program, webCampus, which offers free online courses to all UFCW Canada members, their families, and our community partners.

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UFCW delivers recommendations to Status of Women committee

Sat, 2017-04-15 08:00

Ottawa – April 15, 2017 – UFCW Canada was recently invited to make recommendations to the House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women, which is currently examining how to improve women’s economic security in Canada and ensure the equal participation of women in the Canadian economy.

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Ask Mark’s and Sport Chek “how safe are your factories in Bangladesh?”

Wed, 2017-04-12 14:20

Toronto – April 12, 2017 – With the fourth anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse fast approaching, UFCW Canada is calling on members, activists, and allies to help verify safe working conditions for garment workers in Bangladesh.

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Activists unite at Equal Pay Day action to end the gender wage gap

Tue, 2017-04-11 17:23

Toronto – April 11, 2017 – UFCW Canada joined hundreds of activists outside the Ontario Legislature to speak out against the gender wage gap, and to bring attention to Equal Pay Day – a day that marks how far into the next year a woman must work to earn the same amount made by a man in the previous year.

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Members at First United Church achieve first contract – UFCW 1518

Tue, 2017-04-11 10:43

Vancouver – April 11, 2017 – UFCW Canada Local 1518 members working at First United Church in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside have ratified a first collective agreement.

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Trade, food policy, indigenous rights highlighted at 2017 Progress Summit

Mon, 2017-04-10 12:38

Ottawa – April 10, 2017 – UFCW Canada activists joined hundreds of labour and social justice allies from across Canada and the United States for the fourth annual Progress Summit, held in Ottawa from April 5 to 7.

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Working families feel the cuts of Brad Wall’s budget

Sat, 2017-04-08 09:00

Toronto – April 8, 2017 – In Brad Wall’s Saskatchewan, everyone feels the pain of the premier’s latest budget – except his wealthy and corporate friends.

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International Day of Pink – April 12, 2017

Fri, 2017-04-07 10:54

Toronto – April 7, 2017 – The International Day of Pink is commemorated on the second Wednesday of April as an annual reminder that bullying has no place in our society.

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