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Media Advisory - Unifor Reaches Tentative Settlement at General Motors-CAMI in Ingersoll

LONDON, ON, Sept. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - Unifor, the union representing Canada's auto workers, reached a tentative settlement with General Motors on a new collective agreement covering workers at the company's Ingersoll assembly plant late yesterday.

The union represents approximately 2700 production and skilled trades workers at the General Motors assembly complex (also known as the CAMI plant) in Ingersoll, Ontario.

Unifor aims to protect workers amid major Postmedia restructuring

VANCOUVER AND CALGARY, Sept. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - Unifor, Canada's largest private sector union, is exploring all options to protect the interests of workers in the media sector following an announcement of major restructuring and layoffs at Postmedia.

New union Unifor economists call for Ontario minimum wage to increase to $14

TORONTO, Sept. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Representatives of the newly created Canadian union Unifor appeared before the Ontario panel studying minimum wages in the province today, and called for the minimum wage to be increased to $14 per hour.

The presentation was made by Jim Stanford and Jordan Brennan, both economists working in Unifor's Research Department.

Unifor reaches first contract as new union, moves non-traditional workplace

VANCOUVER, Sept. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Unifor is pleased to announce that its first contract ratification is with a virtual workplace, with workers located across British Columbia and Alberta.

"This is what Unifor is all about," Unifor National President Jerry Dias said. "We want to help workers who have been left out of traditional unions."

Growth in part-time work poor replacement for full-time jobs, says Unifor President

Unifor to hold National Jobs Summit

TORONTO, Sept. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Newly-elected Unifor National President Jerry Dias is raising concerns with the monthly job figures released this morning which see a surge in part-time jobs.

"Little by little, our economy is being built on a series of part-time, temporary, seasonal and precarious jobs - particularly for young workers now entering the workforce," said Dias.

Unifor applauds news of Verizon about-turn, calls for telecommunications industrial strategy

TORONTO, Sept. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Newly-formed Canadian union Unifor is applauding the sudden about-face by U.S.-based Verizon Telecommunications in deciding not to enter the Canadian wireless market. 

Unifor National President Jerry Dias said that the change of heart by Verizon is likely due to the resistance to the Verizon bid here in Canada by unions, business and privacy advocates.

/C O R R E C T I O N from Source -- Unifor the union/

In c9670 disseminated at 20:54e today, the first sentence in the fifth paragraph should have read: "Dias also cautioned that any new entrant looking to unfairly piggyback on technology built by and for Canadians without any firm commitment to jobs will meet even more resistance than Verizon did." Corrected copy follows:

Unifor applauds news of Verizon about-turn, calls for telecommunications industrial strategy

Unifor applauds news of Verizon about-turn, calls for telecommunications industrial strategy

TORONTO, Sept. 2, 2013 /CNW/ - Newly-formed Canadian union Unifor is applauding the sudden about-face by U.S.-based Verizon Telecommunications in deciding not to enter the Canadian wireless market. 

Unifor National President Jerry Dias said that the change of heart by Verizon is likely due to the resistance to the Verizon bid here in Canada by unions, business and privacy advocates.

/R E P E A T -- New union Unifor leads Labour Day parade, President to address crowd at 8 a.m./

TORONTO, Sept. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - The newest Canadian union, Unifor will be leading the Toronto Labour Day parade tomorrow morning, kicking off at 9:30 a.m. from Nathan Phillips Square.

Thousands of Unifor members from across the Greater Toronto Area and right across the country will gather at Nathan Phillips Square for speeches as of 8 a.m. where participants will hear from the newly-elected national president.

Tomorrow: New union Unifor leads Labour Day parade, President to address crowd at 8 a.m.

TORONTO, Sept. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - The newest Canadian union, Unifor will be leading the Toronto Labour Day parade tomorrow morning, kicking off at 9:30 a.m. from Nathan Phillips Square.

Thousands of Unifor members from across the Greater Toronto Area and right across the country will gather at Nathan Phillips Square for speeches as of 8 a.m. where participants will hear from the newly-elected national president.

Something to celebrate on Labour Day

By Jerry Dias, Unifor National President

TORONTO, Sept. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Labour Day is a chance to spend time with friends and family one last weekend before summer closes and the rich colours of fall are upon us, to reflect on the good fortune in our lives and the fruits of our labour.

And we have a lot to be grateful for in Canada. We live in a beautiful country, full of good people who believe in caring for one another.

Canada's newest union has elected Jerry Dias as its first national president

TORONTO, Aug. 31, 2013 /CNW/ - The Unifor founding convention got underway this morning, as the more than 3,500 delegates, formerly members of the Canadian Auto Workers union and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada, voted to join together to form the country's largest private sector union. They adopted the new Unifor Constitution by a 95.5 percent majority. 

/R E P E A T -- First Unifor President to host press conference - Saturday, 5:30 p.m./

TORONTO, Aug. 31, 2013 /CNW/ - The first Unifor National President will be hosting a press conference, following the election of the Unifor officers and the inaugural speech.

The election process will begin on Saturday, August 31 at 2 p.m. The inaugural speech of the first Unifor National President is scheduled for 3:15 p.m.

First Unifor President to host press conference - Saturday, 5:30 p.m.

TORONTO, Aug. 31, 2013 /CNW/ - The first Unifor National President will be hosting a press conference, following the election of the Unifor officers and the inaugural speech.

The election process will begin on Saturday, August 31 at 2 p.m. The inaugural speech of the first Unifor National President is scheduled for 3:15 p.m.