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December 12, 2018

MONTREAL – Today Unifor members who work for VIA Rail Canada will send a strong message to their employer and the federal government at train stations across Canada.

TORONTO – Unifor and the union’s Social Justice Fund have donated $146,000 to women’s shelters across the country in recognition of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

VANCOUVER - Unifor applauds introduction of CleanBC plan and encourages the swift implementation of its ambitious programs.

December 4, 2018

HALIFAX - Mediator-arbitrator William Kaplan has issued his award which establishes a collective agreement for approximately 7500 acute care nurses working throughout the province with the Nova Scotia Health Authority and the IWK.

December  3, 2018

GANDER – Workers at D-J Composites in Gander have a new collective agreement after nearly two years locked out on a picket line after an arbitrator issued a final and binding decision.

A new tentative collective agreement has been reached between Unifor Local 101R and Canadian Pacific.

TORONTO- Private and public sector workers, represented by Unifor and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) form alliance in response to attacks from Ford. 

December 01, 2018

TORONTO – Unifor National President Jerry Dias will speak on GM restructuring and the claw back of workers’ rights by Premier Doug Ford during his address to the Unifor Ontario Regional Council today.

November 30, 2018

TORONTO – As the new NAFTA, is signed today, the ongoing tariffs imposed on Canadian softwood, steel and aluminum and the threat of the closure of the General Motors Oshawa Assembly plant are of major concern to Unifor.

TORONTO – The largest union representing private sector workers in Ontario launched a province-wide bargaining strategy to fight for decent work.

November 29, 2018

TORONTO- Unifor members in Ontario to launch fight back to stop the erosion of decent work.

November 29, 2018

TORONTO – Today, Unifor is releasing a detailed statement outlining the union’s position on General Motors’ decision to stop allocating product to the Oshawa Assembly Plant after 2019.

Woodstock, ON - Workers at Welkin Child and Youth Services have voted to take strike action if a new collective agreement cannot be reached. The 40 child and youth workers and social workers are members of Unifor Local 302 and could be on strike as of December 5.