Mississauga, Ont. — July 11, 2020 – Congratulations to workers at First Choice Beverages on achieving their first collective agreement as UFCW Locals 175 & 633 members.
Toronto – July 10, 2020 – UFCW Canada’s webCampus continues to break barriers with a new, free, and fully-online pre-apprenticeship program for members interesting in becoming certified Butchers.
Ottawa – July 8, 2020 – The financial impact of the COVID-19 on the grocery sector has been good news for major grocery chains, but for shoppers, it’s another story.
Ottawa – July 8, 2020 – UFCW Canada National President Paul Meinema recently presented to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology about the need for major change in the grocery industry.
Calgary – July 7, 2020 – Maintenance workers at Zegas Group Ltd. are among the newest members of UFCW Local 401 after saying “Yes!” to joining the union.
Toronto – July 6, 2020 – Members and Locals of Canada’s neighbourhood union, UFCW Canada, have raised more than $1.4 million dollars in their latest annual campaign to support the lifesaving and lifechanging work of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC).
Calgary – July 4, 2020 – Attention all UFCW members and family members in Alberta: applications for the UFCW Local 401 Robert McWilliams Memorial Scholarship are now open!
Toronto – July 3, 2020 – UFCW Canada’s ground-breaking online education program, webCampus, is proud to announce an exciting new Recognition of Learning (ROL) program developed in partnership with Conestoga College and available to all UFCW members, family members, and community allies.
Toronto – July 2, 2020 – UFCW Locals 175 & 633 recently attended the 10th International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) Regional Congress of the Americas, held online this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Toronto – July 2, 2020 – Every year on July 7, people across the globe celebrate World Chocolate Day – a time to indulge in one of the most internationally beloved treats.
Vancouver – June 30, 2020 – A new survey by the Angus Reid Institute analyzing attitudes and behaviours during the COVID-19 pandemic finds that Canadians are generally optimistic about the country’s response to the coronavirus, and the outlook going forward, as Canada’s economy continues to reopen and the food retail sector returns to normalcy.
Fergus, Ont. – June 27, 2020 – Health care members at the Caressant Care retirement home in Fergus, Ontario have achieved a new union contract that provides wage increases, additional paid leave, a new premium, and more.
Toronto – June 26, 2020 – UFCW Canada welcomes the Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling that Uber’s mandatory arbitration process is invalid and inaccessible to drivers – paving the way for Uber drivers to be recognized as employees.
Toronto – June 26, 2020 – UFCW Canada members across the country are raving about the union's ground-breaking online education program, webCampus, which offers free online courses to all UFCW Canada members, their family members, and community partners.
Montreal – June 25, 2020 – Daphné Grignon is one of eighteen winners of the UFCW Canada – BDM Scholarship. Currently enrolled in the Cognitive Neuroscience program at the Université de Montréal, Daphné is a proud UFCW Local 500 member who works at Maxi.
Toronto – June 24, 2020 – As COVID-19 outbreaks continue to ravage farming operations across the country, UFCW Canada has secured over two-dozen open work permits for migrant workers hoping to escape abusive employers and dangerous work environments.
Vaughan, Ont. – June 23, 2020 – Emily Derouin’s COVID-19 symptoms began mildly enough, with a bit of fatigue and her throat “feeling off.”
Toronto – June 22, 2020 – This time last year, UFCW Canada Indigenous members from across the country came together to participate in the National Indigenous Peoples Day Conference in Toronto.
Vancouver – June 20, 2020 – Restaurant workers at Cartems Donuts are the newest members of UFCW Local 1518 after voting overwhelmingly to join the union in a historic electronic certification vote.
Toronto – June 19, 2020 – When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit Canada, the wealthy 1 percent were able to lock themselves away in their mansions and gated communities, while low-wage workers – mostly women and racialized Canadians – were thrust to the front lines.