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Saskatchewan hi-tech firm on verge of legal job action

REGINA, Dec. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - IT support services for several large corporations and government agencies across Western Canada could be disrupted if a deal is not reached during bargaining this month at ISM Canada. More than 300 Unifor Local 911 members could take legal job action if massive concessions are not withdrawn by the IBM-owned company.

Resolute commits to protect Fort Frances pulp mill

TORONTO, Nov. 29, 2014 /CNW/ - Unifor is pleased that calls from the union and Fort Frances community to protect a pulp mill currently owned by Resolute have been heard.

After discussion between Resolute, the Wynne government and Unifor, Resolute has announced that it will be heating the closed mill over the winter in order to protect the equipment in the mill.

Unifor welcomes Irene Lanzinger as BC Fed president

“BC’s workers have a strong ally in Irene Lanzinger. She will be a terrific leader for our movement to create and protect good jobs and make work safer,” said Joie Warnock, Unifor’s Western Director.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Working people understand that we do not live in a fair society and that this lack of fairness extends into our workplaces. Discrimination based on disabilities is a daily reality and we have a responsibility to confront it.

Our communities and our workplaces are designed with a fictitious “normal person” in mind as if having a disability weren’t in fact, normal.

Unifor reaches and approves new deal with RA Centre

OTTAWA, Nov. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Unifor has reached and ratified a new deal with RA Centre, approved by RA workers by 96 per cent. Unifor Local 4270 represents the 35 unionized staff members at the RA Centre who met this afternoon to review the details of the new contract.

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

On December 6, 2014, Unifor recognizes the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.  We remember all women who have died as a result of gender-based violence.  We remember the 14 women who were singled out and murdered on this day 25 years ago - 14 engineering students murdered solely because they were women:  Geneviève Bergeron, Hélène Colgan, Nathalie Croteau, Barbara Daigneault, Anne-Marie Edward, Maud Haviernick, Maryse Laganière, Maryse Leclair, Anne-Marie Lemay, Sonia Pelletier, Michèle Richard, Annie St-Arneault, Annie Turcotte and Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz

Media advisory - RA Centre workers to conduct info picket outside AGM - tonight

OTTAWA, Nov. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - RA workers will be leafleting outside of the centre's annual general meeting as of 6:30 tonight. RA workers will be asking centre members to pose key questions around labour relations during the course of the meeting.

The picket starts as 6:30 p.m. and the annual general meeting begins at 7:30 p.m.

RA Centre
2451 Riverside Drive
Ottawa, Ontario

Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 20 is the Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day born out of the need to recognize, mourn and take action on violence against trans people. Unifor stands alongside our trans members and their families as they seek to live with the dignity, safety and freedom that we all need and deserve.

Can you spot the sexism?

Violence against women isn’t a series of isolated incidents, it’s a systemic issue that is rooted in sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia and other forms of discrimination and oppression. It’s all connected, and we can’t end violence against women without turning our attention to these issues.

Health care talks move to arbitration after mediation fails

HALIFAX, Nov. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - Unifor, as a committed health care union, is extremely disappointed a mediated settlement among the four Nova Scotia health care unions and the acute care employers could not be reached.