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Yesterday, the federal government announced $189 million in funding to extend employment insurance coverage for seasonal workers. This news is a victory for processing workers and FFAW-Unifor, who fought hard for these changes.

August 19, 2018

HALIFAX- Unifor donated $80,000 to the Mi'Kmaw Friendship Centre through a fundraiser and Canadian Community Fund.

August 17, 2018

HALIFAX—Renowned advocate for social justice Jean Augustine is the recipient of the 2018 Nelson Mandela Award, presented today at Unifor’s Canada Council in Halifax.

August 16, 2018

HALIFAX - Unifor will celebrate five years of activism at the union’s Canadian Council, taking place August 17-19 at the Halifax Convention Centre, 1650 Argyle Street.

August 16, 2018

THUNDER BAY – After 129 days on the picket line, a collective agreement and a return to work agreement have been reached to end the strike at the Port Arthur Health Centre.

August 15, 2018

Mediator / Arbitrator William Kaplan awarded union members in the Health Care Bargaining Unit an increase in shift and weekend premiums.

August 14, 2018

THUNDER BAY –Unifor Local 229 has reached a tentative agreement with doctors at the Port Arthur Health Centre that if ratified, would end a 128 day strike.

August 13, 2018

ANTIGONISH– Unifor members at three East Coast Credit Union (ECCU) branches in Nova Scotia voted 97 per cent to ratify a new collective agreement.

August 13, 2018

THUNDER BAY – Unifor local 229 is pleased that the board of the Port Arthur Heath Care Centre has agreed to return to the bargaining table tomorrow.

August 10, 2018

THUNDER BAY – Unifor is optimistic bargaining will resume next week to end a 124 day long strike after Unifor ended a brief disruption of services at the Port Arthur Health Centre.

August 9, 2018

THUNDER BAY – Unifor has presented an offer to the Port Arthur Health Centre to settle the 124 day long strike by 65 women, members of Unifor Local 229.

August 7, 2018

GANDER - Union members from across Atlantic Canada showed solidarity with Local 597 members at D-J Composites today to mark the 597th day of a shameful lock out.

THUNDER BAY - After 121 days on a picket line, 65 workers at the Port Arthur Health Centre are taking a stand against an employer who refuses to negotiate.

August 3, 2018

GANDER - Members of Unifor Local 597 will mark the 597th day since their American-based employer locked them out, with a community barbecue in Gander.