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Commissionaires security guards join the union – UFCW 333

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Hamilton, Ont. – June 18, 2019 – Commissionaires security guards working at federal government buildings in Hamilton, Ontario are the newest members of UFCW Canada Local 333 after voting unanimously to join the union. The security guards work for the Hamilton branch of Commissionaires Canada, a non-profit security firm founded in 1925.

Unifor volunteers donate skills and time to renovate Winnipeg women’s shelter

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Every single day in Winnipeg, the police receive more than 44 calls about domestic violence. The province has the second highest rate of domestic violence in Canada and there is an enormous need for safe, comfortable shelters for women and children. Now, one of the largest shelters in Manitoba has undergone a transformative renovation, thanks to Unifor members who volunteered their time and skills.

“Willow Place is a vital community service,” said Unifor President Jerry Dias, who toured the new facility on June 15th. “Unifor members are proud to make a contribution to keeping the space comfortable and functional for survivors of domestic violence and the wonderful staff that support them.”

Unifor members from skilled trades spent many hours over the past month to paint and replace carpets, cupboards, ceiling tile, and cabinets. The union also donated new commercial coolers and a freezer. The volunteer work is over and above the annual donation that Unifor makes to the shelter.

If you know or suspect that a family member or friend is living with family violence in Manitoba, help take action by:

  • Letting them know that the abuse is NOT their fault.
  • Being supportive and listen.
  • Letting them know there is help available and help them find resources.
  • Not giving up on them, even if they are not accepting of help at first.

For confidential help and information on domestic violence in Manitoba, call 1-877-977-0007 or TTY 1-888-987-2829.

Child Care Now coalition offers up affordable child care for all


“Child care is an issue that affects our entire society. The effects of costly child care are felt most obviously by parents of young children. But grandparents are also affected in that they are spending their golden years babysitting because their children can’t afford to pay for care. Affordable child care should be a priority for all Canadians.” — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer

Food processing members at Unico build a better life – UFCW 1006A

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Vaughan, Ont. – June 15, 2019 –  UFCW Canada Local 1006A members working at Unico have ratified a new union contract that provides wage gains, better benefits, and more.

UFCW Canada supports federal advisory council’s call for universal pharmacare system

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Toronto – June 14, 2019 – UFCW Canada, the country’s leading private sector union, welcomes the recommendations of the federal Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare calling for a universal, single-payer pharmacare program that would make prescription drug coverage part of Canada’s publicly-funded health care system.

Representation Votes Announced: August 8-22, 2019

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This afternoon, MAHCP and other unions learned from Commissioner Robert Pruden that the representation votes resulting from Bill 29, the Health Sector Bargaining Unit Review Act, will occur from August 8-22, 2019. Please read the Commissioner’s official announcement here.

The Commissioner confirmed that voting will take place online or by telephone during the voting period. Voting credentials will be sent to you via Canada Post. Your postal address will be provided by the Employer, not by MAHCP, so please ensure that you verify your current home mailing address with your individual Employer.

Immediately prior to the two-week voting period, there will be a four-week campaign period.

During the campaign period, unions will have access to facilities in order to reach voters directly. There will be no contact information shared with unions for those voters who are not already members of that union, so site access is an important step to ensure that you have all the information you need to make an informed decision.

Please stay tuned to learn more about when MAHCP will be in or near your worksite. We know that MAHCP is the best choice for our Professional-Technical-Paramedical Sector, including Rural EMS.

If you have any questions, please email us at or call the MAHCP office at 204-772-0425 or toll-free at 1-800-315-3331.  Please also visit

We look forward to talking with you soon about this very important vote.

In solidarity,

Bob Moroz
President, MAHCP



Members at Rosemont SQDC back strike mandate

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Rosemont (Que.) – June 13, 2019 – Workers at the Rosemont Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC), who have been members of the United Food and Commercial Workers since December, have voted unanimously in favour of a strike mandate following negotiations between the union and the employer.