Toronto – August 29, 2019 – Every year in September, workers, union activists, and allies come together on Labour Day to celebrate the hard-won gains of working people and to advocate for additional improvements to the lives of all Canadians.
Toronto – August 28, 2019 – Hospitality workers at Le Germain Hotel in Toronto are the newest members of UFCW Canada Local 175 after recently saying “Yes!” to joining the union.
Toronto – August 27, 2019 – Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer has some big-time friends working hard to get him elected this fall.
Toronto – August 26, 2019 – August 31 is International Bacon Day – a day when people around the world celebrate all things bacon with bacon-themed breakfasts, lunches, dinners, desserts, and even drinks. UFCW Canada members proudly make a number of amazing bacon products, including the items listed here. On August 31, visit your local grocery store and grab these UFCW-made bacon products!
Surrey, B.C. – August 24, 2019 – UFCW Local 1518 members working at Fresh St. Market in Surrey have achieved a new union contract that provides wage gains and improved benefits.
Calgary – August 23, 2019 – UFCW activists and allies from across Canada and the United States recently gathered in Calgary for the 2019 UFCW United Latinos Conference, where participants shared ideas and strategies on how to empower Latino workers and build Latino pride within UFCW and the North American labour movement.
Toronto – August 22, 2019 – UFCW Canada recently hosted a Reconciliation Ambearrister at a special event at the Kapapamahchakwew - Wandering Spirit School in Toronto.
Toronto – August 22, 2019 – Labour Day is just around the corner, and UFCW Canada activists are set to participate in community events across the country dedicated to celebrating the victories that workers have accomplished together and calling for additional improvements to the lives of working Canadians.
St. Catharines, Ont. – August 21, 2019 – UFCW Canada is calling for additional protections for migrant agrifood workers following a fire at Pioneer Flower Farms in St. Catharines, Ontario that has destroyed employees’ housing accommodations and resulted in further precarity for one of Canada’s most vulnerable worker populations.
Toronto – August 20, 2019 – Today, UFCW Canada, Breast Cancer Action Quebec, Environmental Defence Canada, and Mind the Store join forces to launch a public campaign urging Canada’s leading grocery retail giants – Costco Canada, Loblaws, Metro, Sobeys, and Walmart Canada – to stop using receipt paper coated with bisphenol-A (BPA) or bisphenol-S (BPS).
Montréal – August 19, 2019 - Once again this year, the Montreal Pride festivities and parade were an opportunity for UFCW Quebec activists to share solidarity with members of the LGBTQQQIP2AA+ community.
Hamilton, Ont. – August 19, 2019 – UFCW Canada activists recently joined students and food experts from across the country at the 2019 National Student Food Summit in Hamilton, where participants explored strategies for creating a healthy, equitable, and sustainable food system that works for everyone.
Toronto – August 16, 2019 – Calling all UFCW Canada activists and allies: your urgent support is needed to help stop the union-busting tactics of global meat giant Cargill, who is punishing workers for expressing their democratic right to join a union.
Toronto – August 15, 2019 – UFCW Canada's ground-breaking online education program, webCampus, has launched four new labour studies courses that can help you conduct effective meetings and investigations, get involved in activism, and be more inclusive at work and in your community.
Toronto – August 14, 2019 – Statistics Canada’s first quarter retail food sales by channel survey showed total retail food sales and supermarket food sales were up by 4 percent.
Toronto – August 13, 2019 – Workers at Dependable Maintenance Janitorial in Toronto have joined the union after voting to become members of UFCW Canada Local 175.
Québec City – August 12, 2019 – UFCW 501 members working as coach drivers at Calèches Québec have returned to work after ratifying a new contract reached before a conciliator.
August 10, 2019 – Manitobans will be going to go to the polls on September 10th to decide who will govern their province.
Chilliwack, B.C.— August 9, 2019 – Kourtney Trill is one of eighteen winners of the UFCW Canada – BDM Scholarship.
Vancouver – August 8, 2019 —Pride filled the streets of Vancouver on August 3, as activists from UFCW Canada Local 247 and from UFCW Canada Local 1518 paraded with thousands of other participants in a colourful and electric delegation down the packed West End parade route.