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November 2, 2017

TORONTO – Unifor repeated the call today for multiple amendments to Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, at the final public hearing on the proposed legislation.

October 31, 2017

OTTAWA—Unifor has taken its concerns about pending workplace surveillance legislation to the federal Privacy Commissioner in an open letter published today.

October 30, 2017

WASHINGTON – Unifor National President Jerry Dias and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross have agreed that addressing the core issue of low Mexican wages is the key to breaking the impasse at NAFTA renegotiations.

October 29, 2017

TORONTO – Brink’s Canada Ltd. workers in two Unifor bargaining groups, one in Ottawa region and the other covering the remainder of Ontario, have ratified new four-year contracts.

October 26, 2017

TORONTO– Unifor will join industry and government officials today at the Ontario Premier’s auto roundtable, where the union will outline the failings of the North American Free Trade Agreement and the changes that must be made.

October 25, 2017

REGINA—Unifor says that the repeal of Bill 40 is a good start to rebuilding the government’s commitment to the province’s popular Crown corporations.

October 24, 2017

TORONTO – Unifor has revoked the union’s Nelson Mandela Human Rights Award given to Aung San Suu Kyi in 2000 during her time as a political prisoner. 

FREDERICTON - Unifor is applauding the New Brunswick’s government’s Throne Speech which includes improvements to workers’ rights....

October 20, 2017

WINDSOR – Medical Laboratory Assistants and Medical Laboratory Technicians, represented by Unifor Local 2458, have ratified a tentative agreement with Medical Laboratories of Windsor, bringing a three week strike to an end.

October 19, 2017

Windsor – A tentative agreement has been reached between Unifor and Medical Laboratories of Windsor, if ratified the deal will end a three week strike at 11 Windsor laboratory locations.

October 19, 2017

BRAMPTON – As part of a national effort to keep the North American Free Trade Talks focused on the needs of working people, Unifor is holding simultaneous rallies across the country on Friday.

October 19, 2017

Toronto – A tentative agreement has been reached between Brink’s Canada Ltd. and Unifor, representing over 1,000 workers in British Columbia and Ontario.

October 18, 2017

Peterborough – Unifor is calling on Ontario Minister of Labour Kevin Flynn to take immediate action to resolve occupational disease claims resulting from chemical exposure at the GE plant in Peterborough.

Oct. 18, 2017

St. John’s - Unifor is calling on Newfoundland and Labrador’s Minister of Labour, Al Hawkins, to appoint a mediator, 10 months into a lockout of thirty-two workers in Gander by their American-based employer, D-J Composites.