Anti-Scab Legislation

While Unifor applauds the introduction of long-anticipated anti-scab legislation prohibiting replacement workers in federal workplaces, there is still work to be done. Unifor is concerned about the 18-month delay before the legislation takes effect, is seeking amendments to the bill and continues to urge provinces and territories to introduce their own anti-scab laws.

Fix Employment Insurance

A well-functioning EI program can bolster good jobs in the economy and provide income security for all. Urgently implementing permanent reforms, including extending temporary measures retroactively, broadening eligibility criteria, and enhancing financial support, ensures immediate relief and long-term sustainability. These reforms address diverse needs, promote inclusivity, and fortify the EI system against future uncertainties, creating a robust safety net for workers.

Good Jobs For Grocery Workers

What is happening with Canadian grocery stores? It’s no secret that grocery stores are fundamentally changing. There are less staff, more self-checkouts, and CEOs are making more than ever. Yet, grocery stores are looking for more ways to increase profits and cut costs—often at the expense of workers.

Save Local News

Journalism and local news are a public good. They are the foundations of a working democracy, and any attempts to undermine them must be seen as attempts to erode and destroy our democratic and free society.

Warehouse Workers Unite

Unifor believes that warehouse workers across the country deserve the best health and safety protections, fair wages, better working conditions, and respect on the job. Unifor launched the Warehouse Workers Unite campaign to bring warehouse workers together to address common issues and join forces to raise industry standards.

Firefighters Deserve Better

In 2023, Quebec experienced forest fires of historic proportions across its territory. A total of 564 fires destroyed nearly 1.3 million hectares of productive forest land. The intensity of the blazes created extremely dangerous conditions for both our forest firefighters and the communities that rely on their protection.

Safe Rates

Paying a driver a “safe rate” means they are paid fairly for all labour time and can make enough to take care of family and take appropriate breaks and time off, enabling them to be alert and focused while driving. If a driver owns their own vehicle, a safe rate must be calculated that covers the costs of purchasing, maintaining, and operating it. Safe Rates systems legally obligate the companies at the top of road transport supply chains to enforce these rates and can be found around the world including in Canada, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.