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August 7, 2019

KAMLOOPS—Unifor has filed a complaint with the B.C. Labour Relations Board after reports surfaced of Dearborn Ford’s managers interfering with union members during bargaining.

TORONTO - Unifor members at Casino Rama will hold a solidarity rally to address workers’ and the community’s concerns about layoffs and cuts to services made by Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Ltd. 

Healthcare workers represented by Unifor Local 2458 at Brucelea Haven, a home for the aged in Walkerton, are not surprised by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Compliance Officers Report on the living and working conditions at the home.

August 6, 2019

HALIFAX – Unifor National President Jerry Dias will be in Halifax on August 7 to present a Gardner Pinfold Consulting study on the wide-ranging economic impact on people and communities if the Northern Pulp mill in Abercrombie, N.S. closes.

July 31, 2019

REGINA—Workers at DirectWest have voted to strike if necessary, as the list of strike mandates at Crown corporations continues to grow.

TORONTO – The release of the Public Inquiry into the Safety and Security of Residents in the Long-Term Care Homes System identifies the severe need for increased investments and staffing in the province’s long-term care system.

TORONTO –Unifor is outraged that Gateway Casinos has announced layoffs of 65 full-time and 5 part-time Casino Rama workers.

Regina - SaskTel workers have given Unifor’s bargaining team a strong mandate to take strike action if necessary, to get a fair contract.

Metro grocery store workers have ratified a new collective agreement that achieves significant gains, including wage increases and 45 additional full-time jobs.

Unifor is proud to sponsor the 2019 “No Stone Unturned” free concert honouring Manitoba’s missing and murdered.

July 12, 2019

TORONTO - Unifor members of Local 414 have reached a tentative agreement with Metro grocery stores.  The new contract covers approximately 4,000 workers at 27 locations across Ontario.  

TORONTO - Bombardier’s announcement to lay off as much as half of the workforce at its Thunder Bay plant creates unneeded uncertainty for workers.

July 8, 2019

WHISTLER—Five former workers at a Domino's franchise have received a total of $10,486 after the B.C. Employment Standards Branch ruled the local owner was under-paying staff.

Sault Ste. Marie – ARCH Hospice workers represented by Unifor Local 1359 will picket outside their workplace on July 5 to highlight the company’s unreasonable resistance to fairly bargain.

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