Toronto – March 24, 2020 – While a growing number of businesses are closing as part of escalating government measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, UFCW food manufacturing members remain on the front lines of the crisis working hard to supply grocery stores and help feed Canadians and their families during the coronavirus pandemic.
Toronto – March 23, 2020 – The voice of grocery store workers in Canada, UFCW Canada, is happy to announce that discussions with Metro and Sobeys have produced premium pay increases and enhanced safety measures for all front-line employees at Metro, Food Basics, Sobeys, Safeway, and IGA stores across the country.
TORONTO – March 21, 2020 – Canada’s voice of grocery store workers, the United Food and Commercial Workers union (UFCW Canada), is pleased to announce that ongoing discussions with Loblaw have resulted in a $2 an hour wage increase for front-line employees across the country.
Toronto – March 21, 2020 – Ongoing efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic mean that more and more of us will be spending time at home in the coming days and weeks.
Toronto – March 20, 2020 – UFCW Canada welcomes the COVID-19 response package announced by the federal government on Wednesday, but says additional measures are needed to help protect the health, safety, and economic wellbeing of workers during the pandemic.
Toronto – March 19, 2020 – Across Canada, governments, public health officials, and citizens are working hard to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, and UFCW Canada’s health care members are on the front lines of this extremely important work.
Toronto – March 19, 2020 – March 21 marks the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, a day to acknowledge the struggles faced by racialized and Indigenous communities around the world.
Toronto – March 18, 2020 – The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared COVID-19 a global pandemic that is spreading across the world and affecting a high percentage of the population.
Toronto – March 18, 2020 – As communities across the country continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, UFCW Canada members are on the front lines working to help Canadians get the food, supplies, and sanitation products they need to stay healthy and safe.
Ottawa, Ont. — March 17, 2020 – A new analysis by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) finds that most workers in Canada lack access to paid leave and two out of three Canadians do not qualify for Employment Insurance (EI), suggesting that urgent policy changes are needed to support workers during the growing COVID-19 pandemic.
Montreal – March 16, 2020 – TUAC Quebec Local Unions representing workers at RONA and Réno-Dépôt welcome the decision of parent company Lowe’s to create a new Commercial Sales Department in 14 RONA stores and 12 Réno-Dépôt stores whose staff are unionized with TUAC Quebec Locals 500 and 501.
Sudbury, Ont. – March 14, 2020 – UFCW Local 175 members working at Medical Pharmacies in Sudbury have achieved a new union contract that brings wage improvements and more.
Toronto – March 13, 2020 – The United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW Canada) is calling for urgent action from all levels of government to ensure that Canadian workers do not have to choose between their health and economic wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Saskatoon, Sask. – March 12, 2020 – Dozens of UFCW Canada women activists and allies from across Saskatchewan recently gathered in Saskatoon for the annual Saskatchewan Women's Conference, hosted by UFCW Canada Local 1400.
Toronto – March 11, 2020 – National Potato Chip Day is celebrated across the country on March 14 – a day in which Canadians gather to celebrate the country’s #1 snack food.
Montreal – March 10, 2020 – UFCW Canada activists recently participated in the Canadian Roots Exchange 8th Annual Youth Gathering held at Concordia University.
Toronto – March 9, 2020 – UFCW Canada activists were recently on hand to celebrate Indigenous storytelling and self-determination at an event held by national partner Legal Education Action Fund (LEAF) and allies in celebration of International Women’s Day.
Calgary – March 7, 2020 – UFCW Local 401 members working at Cargill’s Case Ready plant in Calgary have achieved a new collective agreement that includes wage increases and strong improvements to working conditions affecting nearly 400 members at the beef processing facility.
Toronto – March 6, 2020 – UFCW Canada has signed a new agreement with the largest labour organization in Mexico, the Confederation of Workers in Mexico (CATEM), that aims to strengthen the protections of Mexican migrant workers while in Canada.
Toronto – March 5, 2020 – Over 50 workers at Panera Bread in downtown Toronto are the newest members of UFCW 1006A after unanimously voting to join the union.