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June 22, 2017

Victoria—Despite attractive promises, the BC Throne Speech is a desperate attempt to cling to power says Unifor.

The recent announcement of a Delastek expansion in Mexico demonstrates once again that this employer never intended to negotiate in good faith with workers, says Unifor. The union represents employees of Delastek, members of Local 1209, who have been on strike for more than two years.

June 19, 2017

Toronto—A diverse mix of workers, community allies, and employers held rallies in five cities across three provinces to demand a new Canada-U.S. softwood lumber agreement that protects good jobs.

June 19, 2017

Vancouver—Several hotels in downtown Vancouver and Victoria are in bargaining with Unifor this summer as hospitality workers seek to share in the economic success of the hotel industry.

June 16, 2017

Toronto - The union representing 12,000 Canadian journalists and media workers joined today with News Media Canada in requesting a federal fund to support Canadian news outlets.

June 16, 2017

Toronto, ON – Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) Host Society announced Unifor as a presenting partner for the multi-sport Games, taking place in the City of Toronto and Greater Toronto Area (GTA), this summer from July 16-23.

June 15, 2017

TORONTO- Unifor welcomes the Heritage Committee report on Canadian media and local news.

June 12, 2017

Toronto – Today's child care announcement by federal and provincial and territorial ministers responsible for early childhood education on a long-awaited framework agreement falls far short of what Canadians need.

June 12, 2017

Toronto - Unifor is calling on the federal and provincial governments to put a halt to the practice by clinics of charging user-fees for necessary health services, as found in a ground-breaking new report by the Ontario Health Coalition.

June 2, 2017

WINNIPEG – The overnight assault on the rights of working people in Manitoba by the premier of that province shows that this is a government for the wealthy that is insensitive to the needs of most people, Unifor National President Jerry Dias says.

June 1, 2017

Toronto – Unifor welcomes the introduction of ‘The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act’ today at Queen’s Park and is calling for all-party support for the act so that it can move quickly into law.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Prince George—Pattern bargaining for Western Canada’s pulp and paper sector has concluded with a four-year tentative agreement signed by Unifor, the Public and Private Workers of Canada (PPWC), and Canfor Pulp.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Ottawa—The relief package for the softwood lumber industry is welcomed by forestry workers as a good start to cushioning the blow dealt by new U.S. duties on Canadian softwood exports.

May 30, 2017

Toronto – This morning’s announcement of new legislation by the Ontario government would greatly help millions of workers and their families who are struggling with precarious, insecure work, says Unifor.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Victoria—The coalition announced by BC NDP Leader John Horgan and BC Green Leader Andrew Weaver reflects the will of BC’s voters and can initiate positive change, says Unifor.