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January 15, 2021

St. John’s – As Newfoundland and Labrador begins a provincial election, workers in the province will look to parties for policies that ensure good jobs for all, and supports key industries.

January 14, 2021

TORONTO – Air Canada's decision to suspend Jazz flights to Yellowknife, Kamloops, Gander and Goose Bay regional airports is one more blow to remote communities already suffering from the current crisis in the airlines industry. 

Unifor believes the recently announced workforce reductions at Air Canada could have been lessened if the federal government had developed a plan to support Canada's aviation industry.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

OTTAWA – Unifor, ACPA, ALPA and CALDA continue to call on the federal government to make a direct and meaningful financial contribution to our devastated industry, commensurate with the contribution made by other countries to their own sector.

WINDSOR – Unifor, its Local 2458, and the wider Windsor community began the New Year in mourning of health care worker and fellow union member Sheila Yakovishin, 60.

TORONTO – Unifor renews demands on the federal government to provide financial support for the airline industry as the industry prepares for all international travelers to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test on arrival.

ST. JOHN’S—Unifor says the joint federal and provincial efforts to secure funding for Canada’s East Coast offshore oil industry should help protect good jobs.

WINDSOR— Staffing levels at The Village of St. Clair are below crisis levels and action is demanded from the provincial government, says Unifor.

KINCARDINE– Sobeys grocery store workers in Kincardine, Ontario have voted to ratify a new collective agreement that achieves gains, including wage increases, schedule improvements, and benefit gains.

TORONTO – Unifor welcomes the Ontario government's long-term care staffing plan to establish an average of four hours of direct care for long-term care residents but remains concerned on its implementation timeline.

December 15, 2020

WINDSOR – A lack of access to PPEs at The Village at St. Clair, a long-term care facility, has contributed to an outbreak of COVID-19 cases.

Following a years-long campaign, Bell workers secure the reversal of Wireless Home Internet (WHI) contracting-out in Ontario and Quebec.

Unifor Local 414 and Sobeys Kincardine have reached a tentative collective agreement, covering 138 workers at the store.

OTTAWA—The federal government’s revised climate plan, A Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy, commits to many important steps to cut pollu