UFCW Canada

UFCW campaigns supporting front-line workers take off

Toronto – May 22, 2020 – Two UFCW campaigns supporting workers in food processing, food retail, health care, security, and other front-line industries have garnered overwhelming support from people across the country, with thousands of Canadians signing on to the campaigns to show their solidarity with essential workers during COVID-19.

Industry Snapshot: Canadian meat processing during COVID-19

Guelph, Ont. – May 16, 2020 – New analyses from food manufacturing and retail expert Kevin Grier reveal that prices, production, and profit margins in Canada’s meat processing industry have changed substantially due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with pork prices collapsing, chicken demand increasing, and beef production taking a major hit in April.

Pledge your support for frontline workers

Toronto – May 15, 2020 – We’re UFCW union members and your neighbours on the frontline, working day and night across the country to make sure you have the food, healthcare, security and vital services you need to stay safe during the COVID-19 crisis.

UFCW Canada commemorates International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexphobia & Transphobia – May 17

Toronto – May 13, 2020 – May 17 marks the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexphobia & Transphobia (IDAHOBIT). As a grassroots movement created in 2004, IDAHOBIT seeks to raise awareness of the discrimination and violence that is experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, and two-spirit (LGBTQI2S) persons around the world.

Politics Blog: Blanket praise for Doug Ford overlooks reckless actions

Toronto – May 11, 2020 – Many in the media and elsewhere have been praising Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ford has certainly outshone most other conservative premiers in Canada, mainly by not being the belligerent bully he was during his first eighteen month as premier. But we can’t forget his government’s reckless actions in the lead up to this pandemic.

Help Protect Food Processing Workers! ACT NOW!

Toronto – May 7, 2020 – Food processing workers at meat plants across Canada are working hard on the front lines to make protein products for families and neighbourhoods across the country. And now, amidst the COVID-19 health crisis, they need your support.