London, Ont. – October 17, 2017 – UFCW Canada Local 1006A members working at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in London, Ontario have recently ratified a new union contract that brings increases to wages, improvements to benefits and more.
“The large gap between the business tax rates and those for individuals is already the main driver of the tax avoidance the government is trying to address.” — Dennis Howlett, Executive Director of Canadians for Tax Fairness
After three years without a new contract, members of Macdonald Youth Services, Northern/Alternative Parent Home Program (Local 369) have ratified a new four-year agreement.
(Ottawa – 16 October 2017) The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) stands with the more than 12,000 Ontario college faculty and librarians on strike for a fair deal.
The teachers, represented by the Ontario Public Sector Employees Union (OPSEU), took job action today after the College Employer Council failed to agree to longer contracts for part-time faculty, and the adoption of academic freedom guarantees.
“We carefully crafted a proposal that responded to Council’s concerns about costs in a fair and reasonable way,” said JP Hornick, chair of the union bargaining team. “Unfortunately, Council refused to agree on even the no-cost items, such as longer contracts for contract faculty and academic freedom,” she said.
“College teachers in Ontario are taking a stand for quality education, and they have the support of academic staff across the country,” says CAUT executive director David Robinson. “The principles at stake – job security, academic freedom, and better governance – are ones worth fighting for.”
OPSEU is calling for the number of full-time faculty to match the number of faculty members on contract. The union represents faculty at Ontario’s 24 public colleges.
Montreal, Winnipeg, Vancouver, and London, Ont. – October 16, 2017 – UFCW Canada activists from across the country recently joined thousands of participants for the annual Light the Night walks in Montreal, Winnipeg, Vancouver, and London, Ontario to raise awareness and funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC).
“Unfortunately, Council refused to agree on even the no-cost items, such as longer contracts for contract faculty and academic freedom” — JP Hornick, Chair, union bargaining team
Toronto – October 14, 2017 – Ma Miela Fabito is one of 20 successful nominators for the 2016 UFCW Canada Migrant Workers Scholarship. Fabito nominated her 13-year-old daughter, Ericiela, as a recipient of the bursary.