Toronto – June 14, 2017 – Teachers at the Islamic Institute of Toronto are the newest members of UFCW Canada Local 175 after recently voting to join the union.
“As it is, the agreement ignores the federal government’s election promise to create a ‘framework ensuring affordable, high-quality, fully inclusive child care is available to all families who need it’; it does not make universality even a long-term goal,." — Morna Ballantyne, executive director, Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada (CCAAC).
At an emergency meeting of OPS local Presidents on June 10, Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President, called the rollover offer “without precedent in OPSEU’s history.”
“Canada has lived through the tragedy of tainted blood, with ordinary Canadians being infected because our blood system was not secure. Governments must learn the lessons of the past, otherwise they risk condemning more Canadians to suffering. NUPGE and our members will continue to work with our allies to press our elected representatives to ban paid blood and plasma.” Larry Brown, NUPGE President
"As we work together to fight crises around the world, Oxfam Canada is a strong ally here at home to counter the issues of centralized wealth, poverty, and the gender wage gap." — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer
“We must also continue to put pressure on all levels of government to make sure the public services and supports are available, and adequately funded, to aid these individuals through the process of rebuilding their lives, free of violence.” — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer
Taber, Alta. – June 13, 2017 – UFCW Canada Local 401 members working at Lantic Sugar in Taber, Alberta recently ratified a new and improved collective agreement that was achieved through mediation.