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CEP Votes in Favour of New Union

CEP local union leaders and members taking part in the union’s convention this week in Québec City have voted in favour of forming a new union with the CAW.

Appeals ruling supports worker safety

TORONTO, Sept. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - A recent decision upholding a previous health and safety order regarding rescue equipment for those working in Bell Canada confined spaces will help ensure the safety of workers in the industry, Canada's largest union in the private sector says.

Media Advisory - Actor and activist Danny Glover to address Unifor convention

VANCOUVER, Sept. 13, 2014 /CNW/ - Legendary actor and civil rights activist Danny Glover will speak to more than 1,500 delegates at the first annual Unifor Canadian Council. His remarks will address how civil rights, social justice, and labour movements have a shared history and should continue to build strong ties.

Mulcair minimum wage announcement welcome

VANCOUVER, Sept. 13, 2014 /CNW/ - Today's announcement by NDP Opposition Leader Thomas Mulcair that he would bring back a federal minimum wage, pegging it at $15 an hour, is a welcome move that will push the provinces to increase their rates, Unifor National President Jerry Dias says.

New union logo and name survey

Please take a moment to let us know your opinions and ideas on the new union name and logo and participate in the first part of this exciting process. This questionnaire is brought to you by the new union communications working group.

Bombardier workers save pension for new hires

THUNDER BAY, ON, Sept. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - Unifor members in Thunder Bay, on strike at Bombardier for more than eight weeks, will soon be returning to work having maintained good jobs with good pensions for their community.

"This has been a difficult summer for these workers, but they can return to work knowing that they have stood up for future generations," Unifor National President Jerry Dias said.

Unifor settles Bombardier strike

THUNDER BAY, ON, Sept. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - After more than eight weeks on strike, Unifor Local 1075 has reached an agreement that will be presented for ratification Friday, Sept 12 at 8:30 am.

"These workers have stood up for good jobs in their community. Our fight against the employer's concessions has shown the resolve of the membership to fight for fairness," said Dominic Pasqualino Local 1075 President.

Cutting EI premiums won't do the job: Unifor

TORONTO, Sept. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Stephen Harper's expected announcement today that the Conservative government will be cutting EI premiums is not what the economy needs, not what the labour market needs and not what workers in Canada need, says Jerry Dias, Unifor National President.

Media Advisory - Unifor members to meet at first annual convention

VANCOUVER, Sept. 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Nearly 1,500 Unifor activists from across Canada will gather on September 13 to 15 to meet as a national council for the first time since the formation of the union in 2013. The meeting will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre West.

'Good Jobs' fair to defend quality care for the elderly

LONDON, ON, Sept. 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Members and leadership of Unifor Local 27 will be rallying at the Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care on Wednesday to bring public attention to the need for good jobs in health care to ensure quality resident care. Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care (formerly St. Mary's and Marian Villa) is home to 394 residents, and is operated by St. Joseph's Health Care London.

New contract secures pension and plant's future

TORONTO, Sept. 2, 2014 /CNW/ - After nine weeks on strike, members of Unifor Local 252 at Emerald Energy from Waste in Brampton, Ont., have ratified a new collective agreement that not only maintains their pension and wages, but secures the future of the facility.

Unifor raises school bus concerns in new report

TORONTO, Sept. 2, 2014 /CNW/ - As another school year begins, Unifor has today written to the Premier of Ontario and the Minister of Education, alerting them to serious problems with how school bus contracts are awarded across the province, and is releasing a new report on the issue.

Steering Clear

Unifor released its report, Steering Clear: Avoiding the RFP Trap, looking at the Request for Proposals process and its impact on working conditions, abandoned bus routes and transperency in school boards. A copy of the report was sent to Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Education Minister Liz Sandals, urging them to take immediate action.

For a copy of the letter see:

Letter to the Premier