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September 15, 2020

TORONTO—Canada’s aluminum workers welcomed the removal of unfair U.S. tariffs and credit the federal government’s strong response for today’s win.

Offshore oil and gas workers and their supporters will rally at Confederation Building to demand all levels of government take urgent action to help save the industry and protect good jobs.

September 14, 2020

FREDERICTON— Unifor offers Premier Blaine Higgs congratulations for his win in today’s election and advice for his second term, to deliver on the stability and job security that New Brunswickers now count on his government to deliver.

Unifor is relieved that the B.C. Supreme Court has dismissed a constitutional challenge by a private health clinic attempting to make for profit, private health care legal.

Only 37 days after NordStar Capital took over Torstar, the new owners are closing down the Hamilton Spectator classified call centre and sending 24 good Canadian jobs to a firm in Buffalo, New York.

SEIU Healthcare, CUPE Ontario, and Unifor, unions that represent healthcare workers across the long-term care sector, are proud to welcome Annie Murphy (Schitt's Creek), Noah Reid (Schitt's Creek), and Dani Kind (Workin' Moms) to the “Care Not Profits” advocacy campaign.

Unifor National President Jerry Dias has chosen Ford Motor Company as the union’s strike target to set the pattern agreement with the Detroit Three automakers.

On Tuesday September 8, 2020 Unifor’s National President will announce live on Facebook which Detroit Three automaker will be selected to establish the pattern agreement for 2020 auto bargaining.

On Labour Day, Unifor members across Canada will take action against Loblaw Co. to demand the company negotiate a fair contract with striking members in Newfoundland, and support fair wages for all retail workers.

Unifor is calling on provinces to safely re-open casinos and gaming operations across the country today under the same sound public health protocols that guided re-openings in other sectors of the economy.

Unifor members at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford Motor Company, and General Motors have authorized their bargaining committees to take strike action, if necessary, to secure fair contract settlements.

Unifor is hosting a live virtual rally from Dominion picket lines across Newfoundland on Monday, August 31 at 11:00 a.m. NL.

Unifor is calling on the Ontario government to immediately drop conditions contained in its Federal-Provincial Safe Restart Agreement that include municipal public transit privatization and service reduction measures.

Unifor is calling on all levels of government to secure long-overdue product commitments with the Bombardier Thunder Bay plant as the company announced new devastating layoffs of approximately 40% of the plant’s current workforce yesterday.

August 27, 2020

VANCOUVER—Lack of proper monitoring and enforcement of “off-dock” trucking shipments threatens the livelihoods of all law-abiding Port Metro Vancouver container truckers and demands action, says Unifor.

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