UFCW Canada

Strike ends at Saskatoon Co-op – UFCW 1400

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.

BDM Scholarship gives financial boost to son of UFCW 864 member

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.

UFCW Local Unions explore training opportunities for workers with disabilities

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.

UFCW Canada supports Equal Pay Day – April 9, 2019

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.

UFCW Canada honours International Day of Pink – April 10

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.


UFCW 401 members talk progressive politics ahead of Alberta election

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.

UFCW Canada celebrates Refugee Rights Day – April 4

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.