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Air Transportation in Canada: Industry preservation and recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated Canada’s air transportation industry. In a normal year, the industry contributes roughly $10 billion to Canada’s GDP, but in April, GDP on an annualized basis fell to just $300 million. The industry cut capacity by 90% and thousands of people were laid off. Air transport workers and their employers, including airlines, airports, Nav Canada, and ground control handlers, among others, have done their part to control the pandemic by limiting capacity or even shuttering completely. The lock-down has gone on longer than anyone expected and at this point there is no end in sight. The government must do a combination of the following in order to move forward and ensure a recovery of the industry: preserve and support the industry where travel restrictions remain in place, and lift travel restrictions where it is safe to do so.

Health and Safety: The “New Normal” is not the old normal

As many of us transition back to our workplaces during this ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we will certainly experience changes in our daily work environments...

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6 Steps to Support Racial Justice

Union Activist’s Guide to Online Meetings

Union Activist’s Guide to Online Meetings

Heat Stress Fact Sheet

Every day, millions of workers are exposed to high levels of heat in their workplaces and this exposure can be a matter of life and death. Even though illness from exposure to heat is preventable, every year, thousands become sick from occupational heat stress, and in some cases, die from this exposure.

Restarting the Economy: What gaming workers need to know

Restarting the Economy: What gaming workers need to know

Restarting the Economy: What hospitality workers need to know

Restarting the Economy: What hospitality workers need to know

Restarting the Economy: What warehousing and logistics workers need to know

Warehousing and logistics play a critical role in the supply chain, ensuring essential goods and supplies make it to businesses, front-line organizations and into people’s homes. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in significant challenges in ensuring there are little to no disruptions; however, as we have seen, this is not always the case. Even the smallest of interruptions can cause bottlenecks to form throughout the chain. Warehouses have seen outbreaks of the virus amongst workers who often work very closely together. These workers, along with truck drivers and couriers, have also seen an intensification of their workloads as employers place increased pressure to make sure shipments and deliveries are being expedited.

Unifor Policy on Racial Justice

Racial justice means more than simple notions of equality and changing an individual’s actions. Racial justice means acknowledging, identifying and dismantling systemic barriers, institutionalized and cultural practices and organizational policies that continue to oppress and deny Indigenous and people of colour from the same rights, privileges and opportunities available to the dominant white class.

Restarting the Economy: What media workers need to know

The media sector faced a number of significant challenges before the COVID-19 crisis struck, including the loss of advertising revenue to digital giants like Facebook and Google, cutbacks and closures of local and regional news outlets, the rise of “fake news” and resultant erosion of quality journalism, and massive loss of employment through layoffs, closures and restructuring. The global pandemic has shown us the critical role high-quality, locally-focused journalism plays in informing the public and holding those in power accountable. In fact, readership has skyrocketed since mid-March, and TV viewership has increased by nearly 50%.