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WINDSOR, March 30, 2017
The announcement of a $1.2-billion investment by Ford in Windsor is welcomed news and was made possible by Unifor’s successful contract talks with the company last fall.

March 28, 2017

Toronto – A decision by national broadcaster CTV to cut local sports and other programming at several of its stations is another demonstration of the need for urgent action on the crisis in media, Unifor says.

NIAGARA FALLS - March 29, 2017

Unifor joins the Mayor and local politicians at a pubic rally to stop 1,400 job cuts at Niagara Casinos that result from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) modernization program.

HAMILTON, March 27—Fifteen months after more than 100 staff at Hamilton TV station CHCH lost their jobs with no notice and no severance, Unifor has reached a deal to compensate those workers who lost their employment.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Waterloo— Voting on a tentative agreement for Grand River Transit (GRT) drivers has yielded a split result, so transit service will continue during more negotiations.

Unifor invites former General Electric-Canada Peterborough workers, their families, and the community to attend information sessions on Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) claims related to hazardous material exposure at the plant.

March 23, 2017

MONTREAL- Yesterday, Unifor staff and management learned the terrible news of the murder of Daphne Boudreault, daughter of union representative for Local 4511, Éric Boudreault.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Regina—The Sask Party has introduced measures that punish families and could slow the economy even further—exactly the opposite of what the province needs, says Unifor.

OTTAWA, March 22 – While today’s federal budget contains several encouraging elements to grow and strengthen an economy that helps working people and their families, more could have been done, says Unifor National President Jerry Dias.

OTTAWA – Unifor National President Jerry Dias will be in the Centre Block of Parliament as the federal budget is released on Wednesday, and available to do media interviews on what the budget means for working Canadians.

OTTAWA, March 21 – Unifor National President Jerry Dias will be in the Centre Block of Parliament as the federal budget is released on Wednesday, and available to do media interviews on what the budget means for working Canadians.

Toronto - Unifor’s East Danforth Community Chapter and the South Asian Women’s Rights Organization will host a public forum on March 23 to reveal the illegal, unfair and discriminatory employment practices of temporary agencies.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Regina—A record turnout of Unifor Local 594 members have overwhelmingly rejected the company’s so-called final offer on Monday night.

Waterloo—After bargaining into the night and through the strike deadline, Unifor Local 4304 has reached a tentative agreement with Grand River Transit.

No interruption of service will result from the last minute deal.

March 16, 2017

On March 10, the provinces of Ontario, Quebec and Alberta signed agreements for health care transfers with the federal government, leaving Manitoba as the only province yet to sign.

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