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VANCOUVER—Skilled trades workers received a boost from the Horgan government today with the announcement that the province will re-introduce compulsory certification for ten trades, says Unifor.

ST. JOHN’s—The Newfoundland and Labrador government’s refusal to fulfil its commitment to the Terra Nova project will kill hundreds of good local jobs and undermine the province’s entire oil and gas sector, says Unifor.

Unifor is appalled by Premier Doug Ford’s insistence on denying the people of Ontario their Charter rights by invoking the Notwithstanding clause to trample on voter’s rights.

VANCOUVER— After pressure from Unifor members, transit workers across British Columbia can now show their support for residential school survivors by wearing orange on the job and can tie ribbons to bus mirrors.

Until Reliance makes a fair offer in contract negotiations and ends the lockout of more than 800 workers across Ontario, Unifor encourages customers to take their business elsewhere.

In a decision today, the Ontario Superior Court rightly struck down the restrictions on Third Party political advertising prior to an election period that were included in Bill 254.

Unifor welcomes Health Canada’s COVID-19 Testing and Screening Expert Advisory Panel’s latest recommendations to optimize testing and quarantine at Canada’s borders.

Unifor National President Jerry Dias told a media conference in Mexico City today that immediate and strong action is needed to ensure free and transparent union votes for Mexican workers.

Unifor has donated $250,000 to Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to respond to the immediate health, mental health, psychosocial and emergency response needs, and to carry out essential emergency interventions during the hostilities in Gaza.

TORONTO—Locked out Reliance Home Comfort workers on Short- and Long-Term Disability across Ontario have been cut off from their extended health and dental benefits, says Unifor.

TORONTO—Members of Unifor Local 975 working at Enbridge Gas Inc. have ratified a new three-year collective agreement that secures gains in wages and benefits.

May 21, 2021

TORONTO – In a major victory for hard-hit airline workers, 531 WestJet airport agents in Calgary and Vancouver are now members of Unifor, the Canada Industrial Relations Board has declared.

TORONTO – Unifor will be holding an online news conference Friday morning, streamed live on Facebook to announce a major organizing win in an industry battered by the COVID-19 pandemic.

After nearly three weeks on the picket line, more than 470 workers who went on strike at a Nestlé Canada manufacturing plant in Toronto, have reached a three-year tentative agreement with the chocolate giant.