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Sarnia Public Library and Art Gallery workers face increasing uncertainty after Lambton County set a midnight bargaining deadline for Wednesday February 10, 2021.

February 8, 2021

TORONTO – Unifor is calling for enhanced safety precautions for school bus drivers as schools reopen across Ontario in the midst of a second wave of the pandemic that is still not under control and as more infectious new variants take hold.

Unifor commends the Toronto City Council for passing a motion in support of paid sick days, and calls on all other municipalities to follow suit.

As the pandemic continues to claim more lives, long-term care workers continue to face disrespect by private long-term care employers.

Unifor is condemning a round of cuts being made to CTV newsrooms across much of Bell Media this week, saying the layoffs will cost the network many valued media workers just when their communities need them most.

OTTAWA – Unifor has reached a tentative contract with VIA Rail, in negotiations covering more than 2,000 rail workers.

VANCOUVER—Significant Labour Relations Code and Employment Standard changes are needed to reduce income inequality, according to the final report issued by the British Columbia Basic Income Panel.

In light of further travel restriction measures by the Canadian government, Unifor calls on the federal government to provide immediate financial support to the industry to prevent its total collapse.

Unifor is reiterating demands that Premier Ford protect frontline workers, as a new report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) shows Ontario leading in unallocated pandemic relief funds and lagging in provincial share of COVID-19 spending.

January 25, 2021

TORONTO—Today, Unifor’s Aerospace Industry Council released a new policy paper urging the federal government to immediately implement a substantial recovery plan for the sector in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic’s devastating economic effects.

TORONTO – Pilots represented by Unifor Local 7378 have reached a tentative agreement with Sunwing Airlines.

Flights and passenger traffic have already dropped by 90% from pre-pandemic levels

January 20, 2021

St. John’s – The Newfoundland and Labrador PC Party says the province needs more full time jobs, but their payroll tax cut plan will do more harm than good says Unifor.

January 19, 2021

TORONTO – Porter Airlines is using the pandemic as an excuse to stop paying workers using the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) and terminating health care coverage for its furloughed workers.