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March 19, 2019 OTTAWA — Unifor welcomes new job training initiatives in the federal budget but further action is needed to help the unemployed re-enter the workforce, allow minimum wage workers to progress to higher paying skilled jobs and aid in just transition for those displaced by environmen

TORONTO – Unifor officials, including National President Jerry Dias, met today with senior General Motors officials to find ways to preserve jobs in Oshawa.

EDMONTON —Rank-and-file Unifor activists will begin a campaign to mobilize fellow members to vote on election day and get involved in local campaigns that reflect their values.

March 18, 2019

TORONTO - Unifor members call foul on Bell’s move to slash technicians’ hours across Ontario and Quebec. 

REGINA—The Scott Moe government has failed to secure a new collective agreement with yet another group of Crown corporation workers before the expiry of their agreement—this time with the nearly 3,000 workers represented by Unifor at SaskTel.

March 7, 2019

WINNIPEG- Premier Brian Pallister’s crass attempts to win popularity with tax cuts will drain core public programs of funding, says Unifor.

The theme is "We are Fearless: Organizing our Communities, Supporting Each Other, Growing the Resistance”. Speakers will support our critical social programs including health care, education and justice, dignity and fairness for all workers.

OTTAWA- Retail workers at Ottawa-area Rexall stores are set to return to the bargaining table united in their demand for decent wages and fairness.

March 6, 2019

TORONTO – Following the release of an interim report, Unifor affirms that a new federal drug agency and limited list of prescription medications alone will not ensure universal access to pharmacare. 

TORONTO- Unifor members at Loblaws Ajax Distribution Centre ratified a collective agreement that improves working conditions and wins back the cuts of Bill 47.

February 26, 2019

TORONTO- Ontario’s largest union in the private sector expresses deep concern for the proposed amalgamation of healthcare oversight and delivery into an unaccountable partisan agency.  

TORONTO – Workers represented by Ontario’s largest public and private sector unions have joined forces to deliver a message to the provincial government: if priorities don’t shift in the provincial budget, we’re ready to ramp up the fight.

February 18, 2019

NORTH BAY –Unifor Local 103 has reached a tentative agreement with the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission (ONTC) to renew all five Unifor Agreements that expired on December 31, 2018. 

TORONTO -Visitors to the Canadian Auto Show in Toronto this weekend were greeted by Unifor members and encouraged to join Unifor’s campaign to boycott GM vehicles made in Mexico.

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