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/R E P E A T -- Good Jobs Summit kicks off in Toronto on Friday/

TORONTO, Oct. 1, 2014 /CNW/ - More than 1,000 students, workers, members of community organizations, government officials, business leaders, union representatives, researchers, policy makers and others will gather at the Good Jobs Summit. They will discuss how to create good jobs right across the country. The Summit takes place in downtown Toronto at Mattamy Athletic Centre (formerly Maple Leaf Gardens), from Friday evening until Sunday at noon.

Unifor to march to Nova Scotia Legislature

HALIFAX, Oct. 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Unifor members from across the region will gather at the World Trade and Convention Centre to join National President Jerry Dias and Atlantic Regional Director Lana Payne in a march to the legislature today. The members will gather at 1:00 p.m. and march by 2:00 p.m. to the legislature.

Health care unions defend bargaining association model

HALIFAX, Oct. 1, 2014 /CNW/ - Leaders of three of the health care unions in Nova Scotia - CUPE, NSNU and Unifor - have reaffirmed their support of a bargaining association model that the unions proposed to the provincial government in response to health district restructuring.

Good Jobs Summit kicks off in Toronto on Friday

TORONTO, Oct. 1, 2014 /CNW/ - More than 1,000 students, workers, members of community organizations, government officials, business leaders, union representatives, researchers, policy makers and others will gather at the Good Jobs Summit. They will discuss how to create good jobs right across the country. The Summit takes place in downtown Toronto at Mattamy Athletic Centre (formerly Maple Leaf Gardens), from Friday evening until Sunday at noon.

Unifor reaches deal with Brinks

OTTAWA, Oct. 1, 2014 /CNW/ - Unifor has negotiated a tentative collective agreement with Brinks Canada in Ottawa, one day ahead of a legal strike date.

"This deal came after some long hours of talks with the company, but with the members' support for the bargaining team we were able to get a deal without a strike," said Andre Desjardins, president of Unifor Local 4266, which represents Brinks workers in Ottawa.

Rally Wednesday to mark International Day of Older Persons

WINDSOR, ON, Sept. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - With pensions and health care under threat, diminishing the hope of retirement with dignity for many Canadians, a rally will be held in Windsor on Wednesday October 1 in the afternoon to mark the International Day of Older Persons.

Unifor stands by bargaining association model

HALIFAX, Sept. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Given recent public comments by Health Minister Leo Glavine, Unifor remains optimistic that the proposal for a bargaining association it developed with other health care unions in Nova Scotia will be established.

The four unions are now calling for an emergency meeting with the minister to clarify his comments about the bargaining association model and its status.

Statement on the International day of older persons

The General Assembly of the United Nations designated October 1 as the International Day of Older Persons.

By designating a special day in recognition of seniors, the UN is drawing attention to the important contribution of seniors and to changing demographics: the greying of the population, or the "age of aging."

Unifor affirms a commitment to older persons and the essential contributions they make to our communities.

 

Jerry Dias letter to Nova Scotia Premier requesting a meeting

For months, Unifor, CUPE, NSGEU and NSNU have been working together to find a way to address your government’s concerns. We have found a solution that not only addresses government concerns, but also protects the rights of our members...

Bargaining association is the smart solution says Unifor

HALIFAX, Sept. 29, 2014 /CNW/ - Unifor is calling on Premier McNeil to accept the health care unions' proposal for a bargaining association.

"The health care unions have a smart proposal that will avoid the chaos and instability that will result with the government's proposed legislation," said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President.

Wynne to speak at Jobs Summit

Unifor’s Good Jobs Summit will feature an address from Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne next month...

Safety top concern in Unifor-Brinks talks

OTTAWA, Sept. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - The safety of armoured car crews is topping the agenda as contract talks with Brinks Canada in Ottawa reach a critical juncture, Unifor says.

Unifor's Lana Payne shares her 'Bold Vision'

CHARLOTTETOWN, Sept. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Lana Payne, Unifor Atlantic Regional Director, joins as one of 23 visionaries asked to share inspiration for the future of the country at the "Women of Bold Vision" conference in Charlottetown where 150 Canadian women have gathered.

Unifor supports NDP motion on resource jobs

TORONTO, Sept. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's largest union in the private sector is throwing its weight behind a new motion from the NDP that aims to create good jobs in the energy sector while respecting the wishes of Canadians, the rights of First Nations and the protection of the environment.

Rally for Canadian Jobs!

The Harper government is allowing US-based multinational Verizon Communications to take over our telecommunications network...

Unifor opens negotiations with CN Rail

MONTREAL, Sept. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - Unifor is opening negotiations with CN Rail this morning in Montreal, kicking off contract talks for approximately 5,000 workers across the country.

Unifor National President Jerry Dias opened negotiations, expressing that the union expects this new contract will bring a fair agreement that recognizes Unifor members' efforts in making CN the wealthy company it is today.

Kinder Morgan loophole poised to kill jobs at Burnaby refinery

VANCOUVER, Sept. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - The international system of bidding for oil used by companies using the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline is being abused, according to documents filed today with the National Energy Board (NEB). Unifor says the abuse creates a disadvantage for Chevron's Burnaby refinery, threatening good Canadian jobs.