Montreal – October 23, 2019 – Confectionery workers at the Juliette & Chocolat restaurant and chocolate shop on Monkland Street in Montreal are the newest members of UFCW Local 500 after saying “Yes!” to joining the union.
Toronto – October 22, 2019 – October 25 is World Pasta Day, a time to celebrate all things pasta by enjoying one of the most beloved dishes across the globe. UFCW Canada members proudly make a number of delicious pasta products, including the ones listed on our Great Canadian Food Products page. On October 25, slurp up these amazing UFCW-made pastas and sauces!
St. John’s, N.L., Halifax, N.S., Montreal, London, Ont., Calgary, and Vancouver – October 21, 2019 – From St. John’s to Vancouver, and numerous cities in between, UFCW activists from across Canada joined families, friends and neighbours at Light the Night walks to support and fundraise for the life changing and life saving work of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC).
Kingston, Ont. – October 19, 2019 – UFCW 175 members at the Metro Bayridge Road supermarket in Kingston have ratified a new collective agreement with a number of gains and improvements.
Toronto – October 18, 2019 - Pursuing a career in the certified trades continues to be top of mind among many post-secondary students who know the value that practical skills can bring to the workplace.
Nicolet (Que.) – October 17, 2019 – UFCW 501 members working as production line operators and forklift truck operators at AquaTerra Corp. in Nicolet have ratified a new collective agreement.
Calgary – October 16, 2019 – Douglas O’Halloran, president of UFCW 401 for three decades, a UFCW International Vice President, and a pillar of the UFCW family and the labour movement, passed away peacefully on October 14 after a long illness, surrounded by his family.
Toronto – October 16, 2019 - Prior to being elected leader of the federal NDP in 2017, Jagmeet Singh was an Ontario MPP from 2011 to 2017, as well as deputy leader of the Ontario NDP. He was born in Scarborough, Ontario, the son of immigrant parents, and before entering politics was a practicing lawyer.
Montréal – 15 octobre 2019 – La section locale 500 des Travailleurs et travailleuses unis de l’alimentation et du commerce, (TUAC), est très fier d’accueillir au sein de son organisation les nouveaux employé(e)s du Four Seasons Hôtel et Résidences.
Toronto – October 12, 2019 – October 17 is globally observed as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. On this day we raise awareness of the impacts of poverty and call on our political leaders to address this important issue.
Winnipeg – October 11, 2019 – UFCW Local 832 members working at the Stella’s Sherbrook restaurant in Winnipeg have achieved their first union contract.
Leamington, Ont. – October 10, 2019 – Migrant farm workers from across the Windsor-Essex area recently joined UFCW Canada and the Agriculture Workers Alliance (AWA) for an end-of-summer barbeque and a workshop on health and safety held at the AWA Workers Support Centre in Leamington, Ontario.
Toronto – October 9, 2019 – National Coming Out Day originated in 1988 and was first observed on the anniversary of the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.
Saskatoon, Sask. – October 8, 2019 – Most of the issues that need to be addressed in the federal election are the same problems that young people have been waiting for action on since we were born
Oakville and Ohsweken, Ont. – October 7, 2019 – UFCW Canada recently attended Sisters in Spirit Vigils in Halton and Mississauga to honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and to demand government action on this important issue.
Toronto – October 5, 2019 – Every October 10, people around the world observe World Mental Health Day to raise awareness of the stigmas surrounding mental illness and the importance of promoting mental health.
Toronto – October 4, 2019 – UFCW Canada activists recently joined dozens of labour allies and legal advocates to protest unsafe working conditions at Fiera Foods, an industrial bakery in Toronto, and demand that the company protect workers’ health and safety.
Toronto – October 3, 2019 – Attention all UFCW Canada members: your union’s constituency group for LGBTQ+ issues and advocacy, UFCW OUTreach, wants to hear from you!
Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. – October 2, 2019 – UFCW Canada Local 175 members working at the Quattro Hotel and Conference Centre in Sault Ste. Marie have achieved a new union contract that provides wage gains, better benefits, and more.
Toronto – October 1, 2019 – As Canadians become ever more concerned about climate change, Elizabeth May and the Green Party have been getting more attention from voters.