Toronto – September 30, 2019 – UFCW Canada activists joined thousands of protestors in various locations throughout Canada on Friday to demonstrate for climate justice as part of Climate Strikes across the country.
October is Occupational Therapy Month and October 27 is World Occupational Therapist Day
Occupational therapists, often called OTs, are the primary providers of occupational therapy services.
– university educated professionals that apply their specialized knowledge and skills to recommend a course of preventive or corrective action that will help people lead more productive and satisfying lives;
– trained to understand not only the medical and physical limitations of a disability or injury, but also the psychosocial factors that affect the functioning of the whole person – their health and their wellness; and
– a regulated medical profession. Occupational therapists must be registered with their provincial regulator in order to practice legally in Canada.
Congratulations to all OT’s!!
Toronto – September 28, 2019 – October 1 is International Coffee Day – a day when we celebrate all things coffee and recognize the millions of people around the world who work hard to create and serve the beverage we all know and love. UFCW members proudly make a number of delicious coffee products, including the items listed on our Great Canadian Food Products page. On October 1, brew up these UFCW-made coffee products!
In the face of the climate emergency, workers and their unions must take action to ensure a more just and sustainable future. As the young climate strikers have underscored, we have an obligation to act — not only for ourselves, but for generations to come.
In the case of conservation officers, the law enforcement role that they play means that they face some unique challenges.
Statement from FPSE President Terri Van Steinburg on the Climate Strike (Friday, September 27, 2019)
"Today’s climate strike is bringing much-needed attention to the climate emergency. The young people leading this action in our province and around the world are both an inspiration and a reminder of what is possible when we join together. Just as the science of climate change is undeniable, so too is the power of people united in calling for change."
"Our members – educators at colleges, institutes, and teaching universities – see how students are driving change every day and will be supporting their efforts today and into the future."
Learn more about the Climate Strike:
Toronto – September 27, 2019 – Every October, UFCW Canada celebrates Women’s History Month, which honours the many struggles and contributions that women have made to advance gender equity in Canada.
Unifor members joined thousands of climate activists across Canada to demand immediate climate action in a historic global strike. Strikes were held across Canada to demand urgent action be taken to address the climate crisis.
Climate change disproportionately impacts workers and youth, whose futures are uncertain without strong government commitments to a just transition to a low carbon economy.
“Unifor is at the forefront of a worker-centered just transition. We have the tools at hand to address the climate crisis while creating good new jobs that prioritize workers,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President.
Unifor stands in solidarity with students worldwide, inspired to take action by sixteen-year old Greta Thunberg, who has been the face of the youth movement in recent months. Thunberg made an impassioned speech to the UN in New York on Monday.
“We are on the brink of planetary disaster – we call on all levels of government to act immediately,” said Naureen Rizvi, Ontario Regional Director at the rally in Toronto. “We have to tame corporate greed and work together to put workers at the centre of economic transition.”
Unifor sees the transition to a low carbon economy as an opportunity for broad green job creation and vows to fight for displaced workers to ensure that no worker gets left behind.
Strike organizers have issued a series of demands, calling for Indigenous rights and sovereignty; collective effort to maintain and protect land, water, and life; government commitment to reduce emissions; universal public service and infrastructure, and more. See their demands here.