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TORONTO — Reliance Home Comfort, a multi-billion-dollar HVAC company, has locked out its COVID heroes just as the weather starts to warm for spring.

May 12, 2021

HALIFAX-While it is a positive first step Nova Scotia’s temporary and voluntary paid sick leave program falls short of providing the protection that all workers need.

After months of lobbying, Unifor members are relieved with today’s funding announcement by federal and provincial ministers, the Mayors of Toronto and Thunder Bay, and transit officials to purchase sixty additional streetcars and refurbish bi-level coaches that will secure jobs for Unifor Local 1075 members at the Alstom plant in Thunder Bay.

Manitoba’s proposed vaccination leave is welcome news but the province’s lack of paid sick leave still puts workers at a disadvantage, says Unifor.

Three days of paid sick leave until December 31, 2021 is a good step towards comprehensive sick leave law in B.C., says Unifor.

Unifor is relieved the federal Minister of Natural Resources is intervening on the eve of tomorrow’s deadline for Enbridge to shut down a key artery in the energy infrastructure between Canada and the U.S., providing vital energy needs for four provinces and four states.​

May 10, 2021

The Ontario government must act immediately to reduce the unacceptable surgical and diagnostic test backlog says Unifor.

TORONTO—A refusal by the owners of Reliance Home Comfort to make meaningful proposals at the bargaining table could force job action this week at the Ontario-based HVAC, plumbing, and electrical provider, says Unifor.

TORONTO—Unifor will not tolerate interference in our democratic and pilot lead bargaining process with Cargojet by the self-serving US based Airline Pilots Association Intl.

WINNIPEG—A new provincial so-called sick leave program strictly limited to COVID-19 is woefully inadequate, says Unifor.

Unifor recognises the dedication and achievements of nurses who contribute to excellence in health care and raise awareness of the issues and challenges of health care workers.

TORONTO- Unifor is hopeful about the future of skilled trades training and development following the announcement of Skilled Trades Ontario, a new, streamlined crown agency

May 6, 2021

ST. JOHN’S —The slash-and-burn reset’ recommendations in the Greene Report would hurt Newfoundland and Labrador workers, cut vital social services and impede a post-pandemic economic recovery if implemented.