"The message is strong – casino workers feel they belong in our union." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President.
Increases in occupational and physical therapy training seats will ensure more patients get access to care that will improve their quality of life, while more students can train closer to home.
The federal government announced funding through an Ice Assistance Emergency Program for fish harvesters impacted by the delayed opening of the fishery due to severe ice conditions.
“We are pleased that the federal government is providing support through an Ice Assistance Emergency Program for fish harvesters who are in a tough financial position through no fault of their own,” said Keith Sullivan, FFAW-Unifor President.
The Ice Assistance Emergency Program is a grant program, not an EI extension, and will be available to harvesters who are unable to fish due to unseasonably severe ice conditions once their 2019 EI benefits claim has ended. Information on how to apply will be available online on the DFO website on June 10, 2019.
A request for a benefits extension was submitted by FFAW-Unifor on April 18 to Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development as a result of the severe financial hardship experienced by harvesters due to delays in the snow crab and lobster fisheries on the province’s northeast and west coast.
Hundreds of families are still impacted by severe ice and have been without income for over two months as they await ice conditions to improve.
Today’s announcement is welcome news to the many families in need of funds to cover basic financial needs, however as spring ice conditions are a common occurrence in our province, a permanent solution with no waiting period is needed for both fish harvesters and plant workers affected by these delays.
Edmonton – May 28, 2019 – UFCW Canada Local 401 members working at Agropur Cooperative Ice Cream in Edmonton have achieved a new union contract that provides wage increases and enhanced job security.
The MGEU is pleased to welcome our newest members -- Macdonald Youth Services (MYS, Coach Program) Local 453 -- who ensure young Winnipeg students struggling within the existing educational system get the support they need to reach their potential.
Ottawa – May 27, 2019 – Young UFCW activists from across the country recently converged in Ottawa for the UFCW Canada Power 2019 Young Workers’ Conference, held from May 25 to 27.
PEI's forest fighting staff are recognized nationally and helped fight fires in British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario last year.
"It’s time for government to ensure that stable programming and adequate staffing levels are available to meet the diverse needs of Saskatchewan people.” — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President