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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.

May 26, 2017

LONDON – Unifor local leaders from across the auto parts sector gathered today for their first-ever joint bargaining strategy conference, establishing a common set of goals for future contract talks.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Edmonton—Members of Unifor Local 21-A have voted to ratify a new three-year collective agreement with Imperial Oil at its Strathcona facility.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Edmonton—Bill 17 is a balanced approach to modernizing Alberta’s antiquated labour code, says Canada’s largest union in the private sector.

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.