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October 3, 2019

REGINA—Unifor’s various offers to find a resolution to the ongoing contract dispute with Crown employers have all been rebuffed by the provincial government, leaving the union with no other option than to strike.

TORONTO-Unifor joined a solidarity rally organized by the Jane Finch Action Against Poverty and the Workers Action Centre today for the worker killed at Fiera Foods on September 25, the fifth such worker killed on the job at the industrial bakery.

Windsor – Unifor members of Local 2458 at La Chaumiere Retirement Residence, a retirement home in Belle River, Ontario have ratified a 3-year collective agreement with their employer.

TORONTO–Unifor members at Local 1090 have secured an agreement with the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (GCG) that will assist General Motors (GM) and auto parts supplier workers in Oshawa to transition to good jobs at three unionized workplaces within the region.

REGINA—Employers have called off contract talks after they steadfastly refused to move off of a government-imposed wage freeze.

“Work-to-rule” job action is scheduled to begin Monday at 12:01 a.m., with escalation planned for the end of the week.

September 27, 2019

REGINA—After bargaining for the last nine months Unifor Local 594 has declared an impasse with the employer at the Co-op Refinery Complex.

September 27, 2019

ST. JOHN’S—Members of Unifor Local 2121 have ratified a four-year collective agreement that boasts an 11.75 per cent increase over the life of the contract.

REGINA—The Moe government’s refusal to abandon wage freezes for Crown workers has forced the union from SaskEnergy, SaskPower, SecurTek, DirectWest, SaskWater, and the Water Security Agency to file notice of job action.

September 26, 2019

HALIFAX – Unifor Local 2215 members at IMP Aerospace voted to accept a last-minute offer from the company, hours before strike action was to begin.

TORONTO—Unifor calls for severe and swift penalties for Fiera Foods owners following the death of a worker at one of the company’s industrial bakery properties.

September 26, 2019

REGINA—Unifor negotiators are working down to the wire but time is running out for the Scott Moe government to make a fair offer to nearly 5,000 Crown workers with strike mandates.

HALIFAX - Unifor members welcome the provincial government’s announcement today at Northwood Manor to address recruitment and retention issues in long-term care with innovative new opportunities.

REGINA—Negotiators for Unifor, including National President Jerry Dias, will be making an announcement regarding the ongoing bargaining with seven Crown corporations in Saskatchewan.

September 23, 2019

TORONTO— DHL must share gains from the explosion of e-commerce sales and end regional disparities as Unifor begins contract talks with the world’s largest shipping company.

September 20, 2019

SASKATOON—Unifor and several like-minded organizations devoted to fighting climate change will hold a conference to discuss next steps for the economy and mobilizing for a worker-centred approach to green jobs.

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