Terrebonne, Que. — November 30, 2020 — UFCW Canada Local 500 food retail members working at IGA Lachenaie in Terrebonne, Quebec have recently ratified a new collective agreement that provides wage gains, a signing bonus, and more.
Toronto – November 28, 2020 – The Ontario government’s recently released Prevention, Control, and Outbreak Support Strategy for COVID-19 in Ontario's Farm Workers is destined to fail in protecting migrant farm workers from the coronavirus in part because the government neglected to consult with migrant workers before creating the strategy.
Ottawa – November 27, 2020 – UFCW Canada activists met with government ministers and Members of Parliament over the last two weeks to advocate for policies and programs that could help working people, including universal childcare, increased protections and supports for frontline workers, and reforming the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP).
Winnipeg and Portage la Prairie, Man. – November 26, 2020 – UFCW Local 832 members working at Visions of Independence have achieved a new union contract that provides an improved retirement plan, increased bereavement leave, and more.
Ottawa – November 25, 2020 – New Democratic Party (NDP) Member of Parliament Alistair MacGregor recently joined with UFCW Canada in calling for further action on enhanced safety measures in the food processing sector at a parliamentary committee meeting discussing COVID-19 and the agri-food industry.
Montreal – November 24, 2020 – UFCW activists recently attended Food Secure Canada’s “Cultivating Change” conference to talk about the challenges that food workers are facing during COVID-19, and the steps that our union is taking to protect workers from the coronavirus.
Toronto – November 23, 2020 – Right now, violence against women is the world's largest and most persistent human rights violation. Over 50 percent of Canadian women will experience an incident of violence at some point in their lives, and most will experience violence before they turn 25.
Ottawa – November 21, 2020 – Jagmeet Singh and Canada’s NDP are once again putting the pressure on Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government to finally follow through on their repeated commitments to universal pharmacare.
Edmonton – November 20, 2020 – UFCW Local 401 members working at the Sofina Foods turkey processing plant in Edmonton, Alberta have ratified a new union contract that provides better wages, additional premiums, and more.
Toronto – November 19, 2020 – Food service and delivery workers at Mama Earth Organics have achieved a new union contract that provides wage gains, improved benefits, and more.
Wilmington, Delaware – November 18, 2020 – UFCW International President Marc Perrone recently participated in an economic roundtable hosted by U.S. President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris to explore strategies for rebuilding the American economy and helping workers who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Toronto – November 17, 2020 – Since 1999, the Transgender Day of Remembrance has been observed annually on November 20, following the murder of Rita Hester.
Montreal – November 16, 2020 – After a difficult bargaining process requiring roughly thirty meetings, hundreds of UFCW Local 501 members working at the Metro Mérite I warehouse in the Rivière-des-Prairies area of Montreal have achieved a new union contract that provides wage increases, a signing bonus, and more.
Vancouver – November 16, 2020 – Café workers at Matchstick Coffee locations across Vancouver are the newest members of UFCW Local 1518 after recently voting to join the union.
Chilliwack, B.C. – November 13, 2020 – UFCW Local 247 members working at Real Canadian Superstore #1523 in Chilliwack, British Columbia have raised over $12,000 in support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada’s (LLSC) life-saving efforts to find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, and other types of blood cancer.
Toronto – November 12, 2020 – As the union for food workers, UFCW Canada will be observing this year’s International Fast Food Workers Day on November 17, and our union is encouraging members, activists, and allies to show their support for fast food workers by participating in the global day of action on social media.
Toronto – November 12, 2020 – As the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, UFCW Canada has launched a new health and safety resource aimed at helping workers protect themselves from the coronavirus.
Toronto – November 10, 2020 – UFCW Locals 175 & 633 members working at Breakaway Addiction Services in Toronto have ratified a new, three-year collective agreement that provides additional vacation, language improvements, and more.
Toronto – November 9, 2020 – Attention all UFCW Canada members in Ontario: Are you a grocery store cashier, store clerk, or shelf stocker? If so, we want to hear from you. Take part in a remote research study conducted by the Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and receive compensation for your participation.
Toronto – November 7, 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted working people of colour, and addressing the institutional racism that has led to this outcome must be at the centre of any just COVID-19 recovery.