Armstrong, B.C. – July 27, 2019 – UFCW Local 1518 members working at Rogers Foods have achieved a new collective agreement that provides the highest monetary package ever negotiated by the union.
Toronto – July 26, 2019 – Conservative parties always like to raise the looming threat of high deficits and debt in order to scare people into thinking that austerity measures are needed.
“Workplace injuries can be devastating for workers. Unfortunately, our current workers' compensation system just compounds their challenges.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
The meth crisis in Manitoba is affecting MGEU members from across the province, and President Michelle Gawronsky is calling on the provincial government to address the crisis head-on and invest in treatment beds before it escalates further.
The MGEU’s Civil Service Bargaining Committee has decided to file for arbitration due to the employer’s refusal to discuss wages and benefits at the bargaining table.
Toronto – July 24, 2019 – UFCW Canada, the union for food workers, has released a new resource for members, allies, and consumers that can help you and your family buy high quality, Canadian-made food by shopping union at your local grocery store.
“Good research leads to good public policy. We are excited about this project and the insights it will provide.” — Val Avery, HSABC President
With big changes in the energy sector underway, what does the future hold for Canadians whose livelihoods depend on it?
“About 12,000 Unifor members work in the energy sector,” said Scott Doherty, Unifor Assistant to the National President. “Unifor wants to ensure that as the economy shifts, current and future generations will continue to have good paying jobs.”
Natural resources are vital to Canada’s economy and fossil fuels will remain a critical component of the world’s energy needs for decades to come. However, the country’s energy policy has focussed on shipping unprocessed oil and gas to foreign markets for refining, then importing those same refined products for domestic use.
“We need to invest more in infrastructure, processing and refining,” said Kim Conway, Energy Council Chair. “That will reduce our dependence on importing refined products and create more Canadian jobs.”
Watch our video about the future of the energy sector and what it means to you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qcCzlpXUig&feature=player_embedded
Unifor is calling on all levels of government to help create a new national energy strategy that reflects our vision. Read more:
Toronto – July 24, 2019 – In the wake of the federal government’s introduction of open work permits for migrant workers experiencing abuse, UFCW Canada has released a new submission calling on the government to pursue additional reforms that could help strengthen migrant workers’ rights and provide options for permanent residency.