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Unifor is calling on Ottawa to take immediate steps to protect workers as COVID-19 spreads around the globe.

VICTORIA—The Empress Hotel management’s push for concessions at the bargaining table has forced members of Unifor Local 4276 to serve strike notice for 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 7.

EDMONTON—The Kenney government’s continued pursuit of a balanced budget at any cost will continue to harm workers and their families, says Unifor, Canada’s largest private sector union. 

School bus drivers, represented by Unifor Local 4268, have voted to ratify a new collective agreement following the sale of Campeau Bus Lines in Bowmanville, Ontario to First Student Canada.

Thunder Bay—Workers at Bombardier’s manufacturing facility in Thunder Bay are urging both the Ontario and federal governments to immediately fulfil the City of Toronto’s funding needs for streetcar and subway trains.

OTTAWA—Unifor Local 1016 members who work as Canadian Air Navigation Specialists have reached a tentative agreement with Nav Canada.

LONDON— Unifor Locals 302 and 504 representing health care workers at Schlegel Villages will hold membership meetings to plan job actions after contract negotiations broke down.

Unifor was disappointed to watch new scab trailers arrive at the Co-op Refinery yesterday, just a day after Federated Cooperatives Limited (FCL) agreed to begin talks with assistance of a provincially appointed special mediator to end the 71-day lockout.

February 13, 2020

PRINCE GEORGE, BC - After targeting Carseland, Winnipeg, and Moose Jaw, Unifor's fight to defend pensions under attack from Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) has extended to secondary pickets at a Northern B.C. oil refinery.

OTTAWA— Unifor Local 2245 members who work as Canadian air traffic specialists have voted 93 per cent in favour of ratifying a new four-year collective agreement with Nav Canada.

February 12, 2020

REGINA—Unifor welcomes the appointment of renowned mediator Vince Ready by Saskatchewan Labour Minister Don Morgan to assist in reaching a collective agreement with Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) to end the 69-day lockout at the refinery.

February 10, 2020

WINDSOR–Unifor Local 2458 members at Schlegel long-term care facilities are planning job action following the breakdown of collective bargaining negotiations two weeks ago.

February 07, 2020

REGINA – Unifor is outraged at the actions of the Regina Police Service to deny lawful picketing by locked-out workers at Co-op Refinery.

February 7, 2020

WINDSOR– Members of Unifor Local 2458 at Schlegel long-term care facilities will be available to speak to media with details on the breakdown in negotiations with the employer.