Boston, Massachusetts – April 18, 2019 – Attention all UFCW Canada activists and allies – UFCW members in New England need your help!
Saskatoon, Sask. – April 17, 2019 – A five-month long strike at Saskatoon Co-op has ended, with more than 900 UFCW Canada Local 1400 members returning to work at the Co-op following the ratification of a new contract on Tuesday.
Halifax – April 16, 2019 – Justin Cuison is one of eighteen winners of the UFCW Canada – BDM Scholarship. Currently completing an Honours Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Toronto Scarborough campus, Justin is the son of Catalino Cuison, a proud UFCW Canada Local 864 member who works at Hotel Halifax in downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Ottawa – April 15, 2019 – Representatives from UFCW Canada’s National Office and Local Unions recently joined labour activists from across the country for an Indigenous Rights lobby day on Parliament Hill.
Winnipeg – April 13, 2019 – UFCW Local 832 members working at General Mills Canada in Winnipeg have ratified a new union contract that provides wage increases and more vacation, among other gains.
Vaughan, Ont. – April 12, 2019 – Manufacturing workers at the Pliteq plant in Vaughan, Ontario are the newest members of UFCW Canada Local 1006A after recently voting to join the union.
New Westminster, B.C. – April 11, 2019 – The new collective agreement for UFCW Local 1518 members working in community health has come into effect.
Montreal – April 10, 2019 – Leaders from UFCW Canada Locals 832 and 500 recently joined the Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW) and the UFCW Canada Human Rights, Equity, and Diversity Department to visit the CFACQ Centre in Montreal – a facility that provides training opportunities for diverse communities, including workers with disabilities.
Grimsby, Ont. – April 9, 2019 – Richard White has been a proud long-standing member of UFCW Canada Local 175 for decades.
Toronto – April 8, 2019 – On April 9, UFCW Canada activists from across the country will join in observing Equal Pay Day – a day that represents how far into the next year a woman must work to earn the same amount made by a man in the previous year.
London and Windsor, Ontario – April 6, 2019 – Warehouse clerks at The Beer Store in London and Windsor have voted unanimously to ratify their second collective agreement as proud members of UFCW Canada Local 12R24.
Toronto – April 5, 2019 – Each year, the International Day of Pink is observed on the second Wednesday of April. For 2019, #DayOfPink takes place on April 10. As part of this global initiative, supporters wear a pink shirt to stand against bullying and discrimination.
Granby, Que. – April 4, 2019 – UFCW Canada Local 1991P members working at the Cascades plant in Granby, Quebec have achieved a new union contract that provides higher wages, better benefits, and more time off.
Calgary – April 3, 2019 – Following the successful “It’s Yours Members’ Conference,” where hundreds of UFCW Local 401 activists gathered in Calgary to explore community activism, political engagement, and how to bring about positive change, teams of UFCW 401 activists hit the doorsteps of fellow members to discuss the Alberta election, scheduled for April 16.
Ottawa – April 2, 2019 – UFCW Canada activists joined hundreds of social justice allies from across Canada for the 2019 Broadbent Institute Progress Summit, held in Ottawa from March 27 to 29.
Toronto – April 1, 2019 – Each year on April 4, people across the country celebrate Refugee Rights Day to honour the progress that has been made in protecting refugees seeking a new life in Canada. According to the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, a refugee is a person who has left their home country due to a well-founded fear of being persecuted based on race, religion, nationality, or membership in a social or political group.
Surrey, B.C. – March 30, 2019 – UFCW Canada Local 247 members working at Fresh St. Market locations across Greater Vancouver have ratified a new union contract that provides better benefits, wage increases, and more.
Mississauga, Ont. – March 29, 2019 – Workers at the Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Mississauga West hotel are the newest members of UFCW Canada Local 1006A after recently voting to join the union.
Quebec City – March 28, 2019 – UFCW Canada Local 501 members working at the Montagnais Hotel in Quebec City have achieved a new union contract that provides wage increases, better benefits, and more.
Halifax – March 27, 2019 – UFCW Canada activists joined hundreds of academics, service providers, and government officials from across Canada and the United States at the 2019 National Metropolis Conference, held in Halifax from March 21 to 23.