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Monday, April 24, 2017

Ottawa—Canada’s 202,000 forestry workers are waiting with bated breath to see if Prime Minister Trudeau has a plan to deal with U.S. lumber tariffs—which could be levied as early as Tuesday.

April 20, 2017

(Thunder Bay, ON) – Thirty-six Unifor members at a municipally-run seniors’ assisted living facility in Thunder Bay are preparing to take strike action.

Thursday April 20, 2017

Paul Godfrey, President and CEO of Postmedia and Brian Gibson, President of the Media Union of BC, Unifor Local 2000 are pleased to announce that the tentative collective agreement announced on April 15, 2017 was ratified at a vote of members on April 19, 2017.

Unifor calls for increased protection for temp agency staff and all workers employed in precarious positions that offer low paying part-time jobs, or contract-to-contract positions, without benefits or security.

April 13, 2017

HALIFAX,– The sale of a chain of newspapers in Atlantic Canada is a blow to quality journalism across the region and adds to an already dangerous level of corporate concentration in Canada’s media industry, Unifor says.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Winnipeg—Conservative Premier Brian Pallister’s second budget puts the province’s future at risk with cuts to services and higher costs for young people.

April 10, 2017

Winnipeg—Canada’s largest union in the private sector will be available for comment following the tabling of the provincial budget.

April 6, 2017 Ottawa—The federal government must invest in aviation workers to increase aviation safety for the public, says Unifor in a new submission to the federal Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities.

April 5, 2017

(Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador) – Unifor filed an unfair labour practice complaint with the Newfoundland and Labrador Labour Relations Board against U.S.-based D-J Composites. The company locked out its Gander aerospace employees on December 19, 2016.

April 4, 2017

Regina - Unifor Local 594 members have ratified their tentative agreement, averting a strike at the province’s largest oil refinery.

April 4, 2017

TORONTO – Unifor urges the Ontario government to approve a private members’ bill to amend the Labour Relations Act and restore card check certification to allow workers to join unions without a second step.

April 3, 2017

KITCHENER, – Members of Unifor Local 4304, more than 600 transit workers with Grand River Transit, ratified a new contract today, averting a strike in Kitchener-Waterloo and Cambridge later this week.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Surrey- At a joint general meeting of Unifor’s container truck drivers and the United Truckers’ Association (UTA), drivers voted to support the BC NDP in the 2017 provincial election.

WATERLOO, April 2 – Workers, represented by Unifor Local 4304, at the Grand River Transit Authority reached a tentative agreement, averting a strike set to begin in Kitchener-Waterloo and Cambridge on Monday morning.

Regina—Gil Le Dressay, Vice President of Refinery Operations and Scott Doherty, Executive Assistant to the Unifor National President are pleased to announce that the two sides have reached a tentative collective bargaining agreement.