UFCW Canada

Domestic violence will increase with coronavirus pandemic

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.

Petition: COVID-19 response should provide Economic Security for All

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.

On the Front Lines: UFCW Canada security members

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.

UFCW members at Pepsi and Coca-Cola gain wage premiums, enhanced safety measures

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.

New resource details support for workers affected by COVID-19

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.

On the Front Lines: UFCW Canada beverage members

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.

UFCW updates on COVID-19 engage thousands on social media

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.

UFCW members gain wage premiums, more safety protections at Olymel, Cargill, Maple Leaf Foods

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. 

On the Front Lines: UFCW food manufacturing members

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.

On the Front Lines: UFCW health care members

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.

What you need to know about COVID-19

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.