Unifor’s Organizing Department is off to a strong start in 2018, with more than 1,600 workers across Canada voting to join the union.
“There is nothing more gratifying than seeing workers take action to have a voice in their workplace,” said Organizing Director John Aman. “We’re seeing workers in many communities, in a variety of workplaces, all across Canada turn to Unifor.”
In all, 1,605 workers have voted to join Unifor since January. Most recently, 95 workers at the Giovanni Caboto Club in Windsor, who are primarily banquet servers, and 85 workers with Garda Security in Regina who screen passengers before their flights, made Unifor their union.
Other workers who voted to join Unifor's ranks this year include English as a second language teachers, a Toronto Spanish-language radio station found on the dial at 1610AM, manufacturing and pipeline workers, and more than 900 hotel workers in Toronto and Mississauga who join more than 19,000 gaming and hospitality workers already in Unifor.
In Quebec, more than 340 workers, including 235 manufacturing workers at Cooper-Standard Automobile in Sherbrooke, found a home at Unifor.
Here is the complete list of new members:
- Atlantic Packaging, Toronto, Ontario, 64 workers in packaging
- Camionnage GHL, Anjou, Quebec, 37 workers in road transport
- Cooper Standard Automobile, Sherbrooke, Quebec, 235 workers in manufacturing
- Delta Airport, Toronto, Ontario, 212 workers in hospitality
- Derichebourg Canada, Gatineau, Quebec, 74 workers in waste services
- EC Toronto Language Centre, Toronto, Ontario, 49 ESL teachers
- Garda Security, Regina, Saskatchewan, 85 airport security workers
- Giovanni Caboto Club, Windsor, Ontario, 95 workers in hospitality
- Hyatt Regency, Toronto, Ontario, 160 workers in hospitality
- London Health Sciences Centre, London, Ontario, 20 child service workers
- Marriott Courtyard, Toronto, Ontario, 173 workers in hospitality
- Pipelines Enbridge, Various locations in Ontario and Quebec, 17 workers in energy resources
- San Lorenzo Latin American Community Centre, Toronto, Ontario, 10 workers in radio
- Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville, Toronto, Ontario 134 workers in hospitality
- Westin Prince, Toronto, Ontario, 240 workers in hospitality
Unifor has dozens of active organizing drives across Canada in almost every sector of the economy.