Toronto – February 5, 2020 – Did you know that February 9 is National Pizza Day? On National Pizza Day, Canadians across the country celebrate a delicious Italian staple with all things cheesy, bready, and saucy.
“Jason Kenney said he would protect health care. He should keep his word.” ― Trudy Thomson, HSAA Vice-President
Tonight, the citizens of Dauphin and the Parkland region came out in droves to support MGEU members working at the Dauphin Correctional Centre, and to demand the government reverse its decision to close the jail.
Ahead of State of the Union, Largest Private Sector Union Calls for Action to Protect and Strengthen American Jobs
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ahead of tonight’s State of the Union, the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) International Union highlighted the need for action from both parties to confront automation and other threats endangering American jobs and our economy. UFCW International President Marc Perrone released the following statement:
“America’s hardworking families listening to tonight’s State of the Union need more than talk, they need real solutions and bipartisan action. All across the country, men and women, from every state, are working harder than ever before. Their healthcare costs keep increasing, wages are stagnant, and they are struggling to build a better life.
“They witness a national dysfunction that ignores the fact that huge corporations like Amazon are pushing automation that threatens millions of American jobs in retail, or reckless deregulation across our meatpacking industry that is jeopardizing our country’s food supply and jobs. And if that was not bad enough, millions of families are worried about a growing pension crisis that is putting at risk the retirement savings they worked their whole lives to earn.
“American workers deserve a more perfect union, and that begins with building an economy that puts their interests first, not the interests of the wealthy elite or powerful corporations. It’s time for the President, and all our country’s leaders, across both parties, to get to work on building the more just America they deserve.”
The UFCW is the largest private sector union in the United States, representing 1.3 million professionals and their families in healthcare, grocery stores, meatpacking, food processing, retail shops and other industries. Our members serve our communities in all 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico. Learn more about the UFCW at www.ufcw.org
Saskatoon, Sask. – February 4, 2020 – Khizra Noor is one of eighteen winners of the UFCW Canada – BDM Scholarship.
HSABC members are invited to participate before the survey closes on Friday, February 7, 2020.
(Ottawa – 3 February 2020) The 150 full-time and 60 part-time faculty and librarian members of the Mount Allison Faculty Association (MAFA) set up picket lines early this morning in Sackville after seven months of frustrating bargaining.
The key issues at the negotiating table are job security and compensation for part-time faculty, academic resources and workload, disability accommodation, and employer demands for concessions on tenure, promotion, and sabbatical processes.
“This round of negotiation is about protecting the quality of the education that we offer at Mount Allison. Our working conditions are students’ learning conditions,” says MAFA President Matthew Litvak.
For updates and to send letters of support, go to mafa.ca
Winnipeg – February 3, 2020 – UFCW Canada is proud to announce that UFCW Local 832 activist Bea Bruske is running for president of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC).
Women and marginalized communities are more likely to experience negative effects of environmental and climate change and to face barriers in adapting.
VANOUVER – February 1, 2020 – Following complaints filed by UFCW Local 1518, Fairmont Chateau Whistler will voluntarily repay $85,000 in gratuities it withheld from workers in its banquet department.
With more than 2,000 civil service jobs cut in the last three years - jobs that support families and keep us safe - and no end in sight to the weakening of our public services by this government, the MGEU is relaunching The People Behind the Public ad campaign.