Ottawa – January 18, 2020 – A new report by the Labour Market Information Council and the Education Policy Research Initiative shows that, for college and university graduates, the gender wage gap begins right after graduation and worsens over time.
Toronto – January 17, 2020 – Attention all UFCW Canada members and allies: UFCW is calling on activists to help support justice for First Nations children in Canada.
Montreal – January 16, 2020 – UFCW Local 501, the union that represents workers at the Keurig coffee plant in Montreal’s Saint-Michel district, welcomes the new partnership between the coffee roasting company and restaurant chain St-Hubert.
Winnipeg – January 15, 2020 – Food processing workers at Maple Leaf Foods, proud members of UFCW Local 832, have achieved a new union contract that provides better wages, new personal days, and more.
Napanee, Ont. – January 14, 2019 – Health care workers at The Riverine retirement care home in Napanee, Ontario are the newest members of UFCW Local 175 after recently saying “Yes!” joining the union.
Toronto – January 13, 2020 – UFCW Canada has applied to the Ontario Labour Relations Board to unionize Uber Black limousine and SUV drivers in Toronto. The more than 300 drivers work in and out of Pearson International Airport and downtown Toronto. They could become the first ride-sharing workers in Canada to gain union representation.
Ottawa – January 11, 2020 – UFCW Canada activists recently participated in the Disability and Work in Canada Conference, held in Ottawa to coincide with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
Vancouver – January 10, 2020 – The union that organized Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) workers in Vancouver and Victoria has won improvements for all MEC employees across British Columbia.
Amqui and Causapscal, Que. – January 9, 2020 — Labourers, assistants, mechanics, clerks, and delivery drivers at the Coop Purdel in Amqui and Causapscal, Quebec have achieved a new union contract that provides wage gains, increased premiums, and more.
Toronto – January 8, 2019 – UFCW Canada, the union for Uber, Lyft, and other ride-hailing drivers, welcomes the City of Toronto’s introduction of new “vehicle-for-hire” regulations aimed at improving safety for drivers and passengers, but would like to see further reforms that empower drivers with enforceable labour rights and health and safety standards.
Calgary – January 7, 2020 – When Camp Alexo acquired five hundred sleeping bags left over from Red Deer’s 2019 Canada Winter Games, UFCW 401 shop steward Shelley-Anne Goulet knew how to get them into the hands of those who need them most.
Toronto – January 6, 2020 – UFCW Canada members are invited to share their thoughts by participating in a new survey — with a chance to win a $500 gift card!
Toronto – January 4, 2020 – UFCW Canada, together with the Agriculture Workers Alliance (AWA), has renewed a benefit plan that provides no-cost, accidental death and dismemberment insurance for migrant workers who are members of the AWA.
Mississauga, Ont. – January 2, 2020 – Tech workers at Renewed Computer Technology (RCT) in Mississauga are the newest members of UFCW Local 102 after recently voting to join the union.
Toronto – December 20, 2019 – With the holiday season upon us, and a new year awaiting, now is an appropriate time to reflect on the victories that UFCW activists achieved together this past year, while looking ahead to the challenges that await in 2020 and beyond.
Vancouver – December 19, 2019 – The union fighting on behalf of ride hailing drivers in British Columbia has entered mediation with Lyft and Uber at the Labour Relations Board.
Toronto – December 18, 2019 – Congratulations to UFCW Local 1518 member Jaime Emerson, winner of the UFCW Bakes Cake Decorating Contest!
Thompson, Man. – December 17, 2019 – Outreach workers at the Thompson Homeless Shelter have achieved a new union contract that provides a better life for members and their families.
Vancouver, Toronto, Edmonton, and Montreal – December 16, 2019 – Across the country, UFCW Canada activists stepped up to raise awareness at various Shoe Memorials and events to commemorate the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.
Washington, D.C. – December 14, 2019 – Every year the UFCW Charity Foundation Scholarship program offers nine scholarships worth $8,000 each to UFCW members and their immediate family members to help with the costs of post-secondary education over a period of four years.