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Metro grocery store workers have ratified a new collective agreement that achieves significant gains, including wage increases and 45 additional full-time jobs.

Unifor is proud to sponsor the 2019 “No Stone Unturned” free concert honouring Manitoba’s missing and murdered.

July 12, 2019

TORONTO - Unifor members of Local 414 have reached a tentative agreement with Metro grocery stores.  The new contract covers approximately 4,000 workers at 27 locations across Ontario.  

TORONTO - Bombardier’s announcement to lay off as much as half of the workforce at its Thunder Bay plant creates unneeded uncertainty for workers.

July 8, 2019

WHISTLER—Five former workers at a Domino's franchise have received a total of $10,486 after the B.C. Employment Standards Branch ruled the local owner was under-paying staff.

Sault Ste. Marie – ARCH Hospice workers represented by Unifor Local 1359 will picket outside their workplace on July 5 to highlight the company’s unreasonable resistance to fairly bargain.

July 3, 2019

HALIFAX - Unifor extends heartfelt support and solidarity to family, friends and co-workers of an Irving Shipbuilding worker who was seriously injured at the shipyard on July 2. 

June 26, 2019

OTTAWA—The federal government is showing climate leadership by entering a new agreement with California to cooperate on greenhouse gas pollution from vehicles, says Unifor.

TORONTO – Unifor is reinforcing its demand for fair agreements for workers negatively impacted by the discontinuation of vehicle production at General Motors Oshawa as the union enters discussions with multiple auto parts and service provider companies.  

TORONTO – The Unifor Social Justice Fund has donated $100,000 to Save the Children Canada to launch the ‘Journey of Hope’ program in Cat Lake First Nation, to provide mental health support to children coping with an ongoing housing and health emergency.

June 17, 2019

ST. JOHN’S – Today Loblaw Companies Limited announced a restructuring, offering workers buy-out packages with the goal of eliminating 44 full-time positions at Dominion stores across Newfoundland, as the company continues to exploit part-time workers to fill shifts.

June 14, 2019

WINNIPEG—Unifor National President Jerry Dias will visit the renovations completed by Unifor volunteers at the Willow Place women’s shelter.

TORONTO – Unifor fully supports today’s recommendation for a universal, single-payer, national pharmacare system and calls for all-party support to fast track its creation.