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Cold Heart Award Presentation & Rally: You’re Invited!

SEIU West -

You are cordially invited to attend the Cold Heart Award Presentation on Thursday, June 22, 2017 in Saskatoon. We will be holding the presentation ceremony at the Saskatoon Cabinet Office (315 22 St E) at 11:45am where we will present the Saskatchewan Provincial Government with the Cold Heart Award – but we welcome you to join us as we parade from the Radisson Hotel (405 20th St E) to the Cabinet Office at 11:30am.

CFIA bargaining resumes June 20

PSAC -

After much delay, resulting from the employer's cancellation of three bargaining sessions in the past few months, we are returning to the bargaining table with CFIA on June 20. Our bargaining team is looking forward to a productive session and to...

Variety Place Lock Out: Voices from the Line Video

SEIU West -

Check out this video: Direct Care Workers who serve the needs of participants with intellectual and physical disabilities have been locked out by their employer at Variety Place. Participants and staff are struggling - they all want to get back to Variety Place. But it's management who have the keys to end the lock out. Hear from Carmela for more information on what it's like from the line.

UFCW Statement on Amazon Buying Whole Foods

UFCW Press Releases -

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Marc Perrone, President of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) International Union, made the following statement about Amazon buying Whole Foods.

“Amazon’s brutal vision for retail is one where automation replaces good jobs. That is the reality today at Amazon, and it will no doubt become the reality at Whole Foods. 

“Sadly, the hard-working men and women who work at Whole Foods now face an uncertain future because the Amazon model for grocery stores ultimately leads to fewer jobs, worse benefits, and more automation. Make no mistake, these are not the values most Americans believe in nor the ones embraced by many Whole Foods customers. 

“While Amazon may prefer a path that treats Americans as if they are just faceless workers, the employees of Whole Foods deserve better and should realize they’ve earned the right to a better life.”

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The UFCW is the largest private sector union in the United States, representing 1.3 million professionals and their families in grocery stores, meatpacking, food processing, retail shops and other industries.

Our members help put food on our nation’s tables and serve customers in all 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico.  

Learn more about the UFCW at www.ufcw.org

Passage of Bill C-16 legislates protection for transgender Canadians

NUPGE -

This bill is the seventh bill on this issue since 2005. All other bills put forward by the opposition or as private members' bills have met incredible resistance and failure in the Senate. Bill C-16 is the first government-sponsored bill. 

Ottawa (16 June 2017) — The struggle to have gender identity and expression protected from discrimination and violence under the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code is over. 

Passage of Bill C-16 legislates protection for transgender Canadians

NUPGE -

This bill is the seventh bill on this issue since 2005. All other bills put forward by the opposition or as private members' bills have met incredible resistance and failure in the Senate. Bill C-16 is the first government-sponsored bill. 

Ottawa (16 June 2017) — The struggle to have gender identity and expression protected from discrimination and violence under the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code is over. 

Conservatives' anti-union bills repealed

NUPGE -

"If you ever wanted to see the strangest bed fellows, you would just have to look at the opposition to the Conservative legislation. From the NHL's Players' Association, to the Canadian Bar Association, to academics, accountants, labour and business people, we all knew that this legislation was undemocratic, undermining and unnecessary."— Larry Brown, NUPGE President

Conservatives' anti-union bills repealed

NUPGE -

"If you ever wanted to see the strangest bed fellows, you would just have to look at the opposition to the Conservative legislation. From the NHL's Players' Association, to the Canadian Bar Association, to academics, accountants, labour and business people, we all knew that this legislation was undemocratic, undermining and unnecessary."— Larry Brown, NUPGE President

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