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TORONTO – The Unifor Social Justice Fund has donated $100,000 to Save the Children Canada to launch the ‘Journey of Hope’ program in Cat Lake First Nation, to provide mental health support to children coping with an ongoing housing and health emergency.

June 17, 2019

ST. JOHN’S – Today Loblaw Companies Limited announced a restructuring, offering workers buy-out packages with the goal of eliminating 44 full-time positions at Dominion stores across Newfoundland, as the company continues to exploit part-time workers to fill shifts.

June 14, 2019

WINNIPEG—Unifor National President Jerry Dias will visit the renovations completed by Unifor volunteers at the Willow Place women’s shelter.

TORONTO – Unifor fully supports today’s recommendation for a universal, single-payer, national pharmacare system and calls for all-party support to fast track its creation.

TORONTO - Hundreds of Extendicare workers from ten nursing homes across Ontario voted 96 per cent in favour of strike action after they were asked: “If it were legal for you to strike, would you be prepared to do so for a fair contract?”

June 7, 2019

TORONTO—Representatives from Unifor’s energy unions have ratified the tentative agreement that establishes the pattern for 8,500 members of the National Energy Program.

Edmonton - Unifor Local 21-A has served 72-hour strike notice after attempts to bargain a collective agreement with AT Films Inc. reached an impasse.

June 6, 2019

TRURO, Nova Scotia – Unifor is hosting a rally and BBQ to support Tandus Carpets workers, and to demand the company meet to negotiate a closure agreement.

June 5, 2019

TORONTO- In face of attack on workers’ rights, Unifor vows to mobilize and grow resistance to Conservative cuts.

TORONTO – NDP Health Critic France Gelinas will present nearly 3000 signed Unifor Care Takes Time petitions to the Ontario legislature. The petition is calling on the provincial government to legislate a minimum four hours standard of care in long-term care homes.

Winnipeg - Several hundred Unifor activists will meet on May 29 - 30 for the union’s annual Prairie Regional Council. One of the key themes will be member engagement in elections.

PETERBOROUGH – School bus drivers gathered in protest today to decry a contract award system that has led to lower vehicle safety standards, ongoing driver shortages and chaos for students, parents and school boards across the province.

Alberta’s most vulnerable workers will have fewer rights if Bill 2 becomes law, says Unifor.

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PETERBOROUGH – School bus drivers from across the GTA will protest systemic flaws in Ontario’s school bus contract process that create driver shortages and instability for students.

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