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July 30, 2021

TORONTO–Unifor Local 112 and 673 have reached a tentative agreement with Bombardier Aviation.

July 27, 2021

TORONTO– Unifor members of Local 112 and 673 at the Downsview plant employed by Bombardier Aviation and De Havilland Aircraft Canada commenced strike action as of 10:01 a.m. today.

July 26, 2021

HAMILTON— Workers at GFL Environmental Hamilton recently ratified a strong collective agreement following a challenging round of negotiations.

KITIMAT–Approximately 900 Rio Tinto workers at the company’s aluminum smelting facilities in Kitimat, British Columbia are on strike as of 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time today.

July 22, 2021

TORONTO – Unifor reached a tentative deal with Bell Craft after an eight-month bargaining process involving local unions spread across Quebec and Ontario.

Shelter workers at the Lennox and Addington Interval House (LAIH) asked their neighbours to support their bargaining following their employer’s refusal to negotiate normally.

KITIMAT–After achieving a historic 100% strike vote result and nearly seven weeks of unproductive negotiations with Rio Tinto, Unifor Local 2301 has served the company with a 72-hour strike notice.

Shelter workers at the Lennox and Addington Interval House are hitting the streets of Napanee to seek public support for bargaining as their employer refuses to continue normal negotiations.

Unifor is preparing to return to the bargaining table this week, ahead of a July 27 strike deadline, as talks are set to resume between the union, Bombardier Aerospace and De Havilland Aircraft of Canada (DHC).

July 16, 2021

HALIFAX – Unifor Local 4606 members at the Northwood Halifax Campus long-term care facility have voted to accept a new three-year collective agreement that includes wage increases and the addition of a new Racial Justice Advocate.

Forestry workers who have been out of work welcome Paper Excellence’s announcement to spend $350 million to transform the Northern Pulp kraft pulp mill in Pictou that has been in hibernation since 2020.

HAMILTON—GFL Environmental’s refusal to bargain fair wages and benefits for the waste and recycling truck operators deemed “essential” during the pandemic is pushing Local 4268 members towards a strike, said Unifor.

Nova Scotia’s health care workers have voted to ratify a new collective agreement. 82 per cent of the members who voted cast their ballot to accept the agreement, which provides for reasonable wage increases in each of the three years it spans, as well as significant language improvements.

Magellan Aerospace has announced the company will withdraw from the Province of Manitoba’s voluntary Pandemic Sick Leave program in a retaliatory move that undermines the province’s COVID-19 strategy according to Unifor.

Nova Scotia is the latest province to work with the federal Liberal government on a national child care plan, tailing B.C.’s similar announcement last week. Now, it’s time for other provinces to step up.

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