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June 18, 2018

TORONTO - A blunt public sector hiring freeze announced today by Premier-designate Ford could cause long-term damage to Ontarians and workers who rely on public health care services. 

June 16, 2018

VANCOUVER – A new four-year tentative agreement has been reached between Catalyst Paper and Unifor, representing approximately 750 workers in British Columbia.

June 15, 2018

TORONTO - Unifor urges Premier-Designate Ford to reconsider abandoning cap-and-trade following today's announcement that ending it will be his government's first act.  

June 15, 2018

HALIFAX - Members of Unifor MWF 1 have agreed to postpone job action and return to the bargaining table with Irving Shipbuilding on Monday June 18, 2018.

June 14, 2018

TORONTO – The federal government’s decision to table legislation on the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is a rushed over-reaction to current trade conditions says Unifor.

June 14, 2018

GODERICH—Despite Unifor’s efforts to reach a fair settlement, Compass Minerals refuses to bargain unless miners accept all of its concessions.

June 14, 2018

OTTAWA—Today Unifor learned that the Supreme Court of Canada will not be hearing Unifor’s case regarding random drug and alcohol testing.

June 14, 2018



HALIFAX - Representatives Unifor local MWF 1, which served 48 hour strike notice last night will hold a news conference to discuss the labour dispute with Irving Shipbuilding. No other interviews will be done until this time.

June 13, 2018

HALIFAX - Members of Unifor MWF 1 have voted to reject a tentative agreement with Irving Shipbuilding by 75 per cent after eight months of tense negotiations in Halifax.

June 13, 2018

TORONTO - Canada’s largest media union is alarmed to see Ontario’s only French public broadcaster, Télévision française de l'Ontario (TFO), cut programs and lay off 37 workers, including 11 Unifor members.

June 12, 2018

TORONTO – Unifor, representing approximately 500 airport limousine drivers, stands opposed to the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) decision to allow Uber and Lyft ride service drivers to pick up passengers at Toronto’s Pearson Airport.

Sudbury – Gateway Casinos Sudbury announced Monday that seven of 40 workers will be laid off, and Unifor said the job loss is the direct result of privatization in Ontario gaming operations.

TORONTO - Ford win demonstrates need for continued activism to defend public services, workers’ rights and equity in Ontario.

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