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Bell Media cuts show need for level playing field

The layoffs being announced at Bell Media at its Queen Street location today, resulting in 27 jobs lost and another 22 jobs being reclassified, shows the need to level the playing field as foreign Internet broadcasters operate outside existing regulations.

Ontario’s healthcare system at risk as Ford government fails to address worsening health human resource crisis

Union leaders from the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario, SEIU Healthcare, and Unifor were joined by a frontline healthcare worker at a media conference on Tuesday to demand an urgent and comprehensive strategy from the Ford government to address the worsening health human resource crisis in Ontario that is leaving seniors and patients without the staffing levels they need.

Media Advisory: Striking De Havilland workers hold rally

TORONTO–Unifor will host a rally to support De Havilland workers on strike at the Downsview picket line on Tuesday, August 17 at 12 noon.

“Hundreds of good aerospace jobs in Toronto are at risk of being lost when we need them most,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “We need our economy to recover rapidly from the effects of COVID-19. With a federal election in full swing it’s time for politicians to take action to protect highly skilled workers now more than ever.”

Media Advisory: Ontario’s health human resource crisis is getting worse after a failed approach to recruitment and retention

SEIU Healthcare, CUPE, and Unifor to hold joint media conference with frontline healthcare worker on August 17 – 10 a.m.

Union leaders from the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario, SEIU Healthcare, and Unifor will be joined by a frontline healthcare worker at a media conference on Tuesday to discuss the worsening health human resource crisis in Ontario that is leaving seniors and patients without the staffing levels they need.

Unifor’s Bell Craft and Services members ratify deal that protects jobs and improves wages

TORONTO – Unifor members in Bell’s craft units vote to ratify a collective agreement that protects full time jobs, increases wages, and expands the company’s diversity and inclusion.

“Unifor members in telecommunications continue to set industry standards with this contract. Canada’s telecom workers provide an indispensable service to communities, families and businesses, and the commitment of union members and the bargaining committee helped ensure that their contributions are fully recognised in this contract,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President.

Unifor Local 2301 to meet with employer

Striking members of Unifor Local 2301 will discuss future bargaining protocol with the employer on August 12 for the first time since the strike began

The Big Reset Will Mean Big Job Losses

By now, many people in the province are very familiar with ‘The Big Reset’ – the plan put forward by the Premier’s Economic Recovery Team (PERT) meant to stimulate the economy, create jobs and attract young people to the province.

If the government thinks that the PERT plan will accomplish this goal it is sorely mistaken and workers will pay the price.

Unifor to hold rally for De Havilland workers on strike

August 6, 2021

TORONTO–Unifor is hosting a live virtual rally from the De Havilland picket line on Monday, August 9 at 12 noon.

“Downsview workers are responsible for the Dash 8 program’s success and have proudly built this iconic made-in-Ontario aircraft for generations,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “This rally is about protecting aerospace jobs and keeping them where they belong, in Ontario.”

Unifor Submission to the 2022 Federal Budget Consultation Process

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About Unifor

Unifor is Canada’s largest private sector union representing 315,000 workers nationwide in every major sector of the economy including advanced manufacturing, natural resources, transportation, telecommunication, health care, retail, hospitality and many others. On behalf of these members, their families and communities, Unifor welcomes the opportunity to share the organization’s priorities for Budget 2022.

Leaving No One Behind - International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Unifor commemorates the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on Monday, August 9 and this year’s commemoration focuses on the theme “Leaving no one behind: Indigenous peoples and the call for a new social contract”.

On this day, we honour and recognize the diverse culture, history and achievements of Indigenous Peoples here in Canada and around the world. We call on all governments worldwide and for all Canadians to recognize and respect Indigenous rights wherever Indigenous citizens reside.

Unifor ends Shell boycott in Quebec

The lockout opposing Unifor Local 121 members and the employer Shell has ended with a settlement, at the same time ending the union’s boycott of Shell

Unifor reaches tentative agreement with Bombardier Aviation

July 30, 2021

TORONTO–Unifor Local 112 and 673 have reached a tentative agreement with Bombardier Aviation.

“I would like to congratulate the Local 112 and 673 bargaining teams for their hard work and dedication throughout these negotiations,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “Reaching a settlement with Bombardier brings us one step closer to resolving the labour dispute at Downsview. Our union can now focus all of its efforts on reaching an agreement with De Havilland.”

Unifor members at Bombardier Aviation and De Havilland Aircraft on strike

July 27, 2021

TORONTO– Unifor members of Local 112 and 673 at the Downsview plant employed by Bombardier Aviation and De Havilland Aircraft Canada commenced strike action as of 10:01 a.m. today.

“We will remain at the bargaining table with both companies as the strike action is ongoing,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “Our union will continue to make every effort to reach a fair settlement but we have a number of key issues to resolve with both employers.”