Toronto – April 8, 2020 – Periods of crisis are especially bad for people in abusive relationships. With the COVID-19 pandemic still unfolding, it is a stressful time marked by health anxiety and significant job loss. And unfortunately, stress is a trigger for abusers.
Toronto – April 7, 2020 – As the federal and provincial governments try to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, one politician has been working diligently behind the scenes to ensure that the federal response helps workers and their families.
Toronto – April 6, 2020 – UFCW Canada, the Agriculture Workers Alliance (AWA), and our community allies have achieved pay protection and Employment Insurance (EI) eligibility for migrant and temporary foreign workers who are laid off, have become ill, or have to quarantine due to COVID-19.
Toronto – April 4, 2020 – Thinking back a few weeks ago, before the COVID-19 outbreak became a global pandemic, many of us had a long list of things that we needed to get done.
Toronto – April 3, 2020 – Health care workers at the Forestview Retirement Residence in Toronto are the newest members of UFCW Local 175 after recently voting to join the union.
Toronto – April 2, 2020 – As a growing number of businesses halt their operations, more and more Canadians experience lay-offs, and many others worry about losing their jobs due to COVID-19, UFCW Canada is calling on the federal government to provide Economic Security for All by introducing additional income supports for workers.
Toronto – April 1, 2020 – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, UFCW Canada security members remain on the front lines of the crisis working hard to protect essential businesses, government buildings, and other facilities across the country.
Toronto – March 31, 2020 – Following the negotiation of wage premiums and enhanced safety protections for UFCW members working at all Loblaw, Metro, and Sobeys banner stores, as well as all Cargill, Olymel, and Maple Leaf Foods locations in Canada, UFCW members at Pepsi and Coca-Cola have achieved additional pay premiums and safety measures in recognition of their hard work throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Toronto – March 28, 2020 – With more and more workers facing uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government has launched a multi-billion-dollar aid package providing income support and benefits to workers impacted by the crisis, and a new resource from UFCW Canada helps workers and their families navigate and track this support.
Toronto – March 27, 2020 – The continued operation of grocery stores, take out restaurants, and liquor and beer stores in most provinces during the COVID-19 pandemic means that UFCW Canada beverage members remain busy on the front lines working hard to supply stores, eateries, and other facilities throughout the crisis.
Toronto – March 26, 2020 – As UFCW Canada and its Local Unions work hard to keep members and the public informed during the COVID-19 pandemic, UFCW social posts thanking members on the front lines for their vital work throughout the crisis have engaged hundreds of thousands of Canadians across the country.
Toronto – March 24, 2020 – Canada’s voice of food workers, the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW Canada), is proud to announce that the union’s conversations with major meat producers at Olymel, Cargill, and Maple Leaf Foods have secured premium pay increases and more safety protections for all front-line workers at these companies.
Toronto – March 24, 2020 – While a growing number of businesses are closing as part of escalating government measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, UFCW food manufacturing members remain on the front lines of the crisis working hard to supply grocery stores and help feed Canadians and their families during the coronavirus pandemic.
Toronto – March 23, 2020 – The voice of grocery store workers in Canada, UFCW Canada, is happy to announce that discussions with Metro and Sobeys have produced premium pay increases and enhanced safety measures for all front-line employees at Metro, Food Basics, Sobeys, Safeway, and IGA stores across the country.
TORONTO – March 21, 2020 – Canada’s voice of grocery store workers, the United Food and Commercial Workers union (UFCW Canada), is pleased to announce that ongoing discussions with Loblaw have resulted in a $2 an hour wage increase for front-line employees across the country.
Toronto – March 21, 2020 – Ongoing efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic mean that more and more of us will be spending time at home in the coming days and weeks.
Toronto – March 20, 2020 – UFCW Canada welcomes the COVID-19 response package announced by the federal government on Wednesday, but says additional measures are needed to help protect the health, safety, and economic wellbeing of workers during the pandemic.
Toronto – March 19, 2020 – Across Canada, governments, public health officials, and citizens are working hard to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, and UFCW Canada’s health care members are on the front lines of this extremely important work.
Toronto – March 19, 2020 – March 21 marks the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, a day to acknowledge the struggles faced by racialized and Indigenous communities around the world.
Toronto – March 18, 2020 – The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared COVID-19 a global pandemic that is spreading across the world and affecting a high percentage of the population.