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May 23, 2017

Toronto - The release of the final recommendations of Ontario’s Changing Workplaces Review underscores the need for urgent legislative changes, according to Unifor.

May 18, 2017

Peterborough- A new report shows that workers at the GE plant in Peterborough, Ontario were exposed to more than 3,000 toxic chemicals, including at least 40 known or suspected human carcinogens.

May 18, 2017

Toronto - Unifor National President Jerry Dias held a private meeting with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross in Washington today, relaying the views of union members as bilateral trade tensions continue to escalate.

May 17, 2017

Toronto – Workers at a medical marijuana clinic in Toronto have voted to join Unifor, making them what is believed to be the first for such workers in Canada to unionize.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Nanticoke—The Unifor bargaining committee representing workers at the Nanticoke Imperial Oil facility have reached a tentative collective agreement with the employer.

May 16, 2017

Niagara Falls – Unifor invites the public and members of the media to attend a public town hall to discuss saving 1,400 casino jobs at Niagara Casinos.

TORONTO, May 15 – Today’s ruling from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission does nothing to stop further cuts to local television news across Canada, Unifor says.

May 11, 2017

TORONTO – Unifor is donating a total of $35,000, including $5,000 from its Quebec Council, to Red Cross Quebec flood relief efforts.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Vancouver—A likely BC Liberal minority government means that major pieces of legislation will require discussion, debate, and cooperation in the next legislative session.

May 10, 2017 

Toronto - Unifor is proud to partner with Oxfam Canada to help provide famine relief in South Sudan and other countries facing a food crisis in the region, with a $100,000 donation from the Unifor Social Justice Fund.

May 9, 2017

Toronto – Unifor members at Lear Corporation in Whitby ratified a new collective agreement on May 7 that saves jobs and secures the assembly of the GM Oshawa K2XX Truck seats starting January 2018.

May 8, 2017
(Woods Islands, P.E.I. ) – Following a Friday announcement by the federal government about a proposed owner-operated fleet of ferries along three Maritime routes, Unifor representatives are urging for good jobs to be maintained.

May 8, 2017

(Toronto) – One of the two classifications of nurses, registered practical nurses (RPNs) will have a tough time celebrating Nursing Week this week.

Campbell River—Workers at the Myra Falls mine were surprised to learn that an area BC Liberal candidate was taking credit for the mine’s re-opening.

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