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CAW, CEP draft merger

"This is just the first critical step in the process, and we are recommending that we take the next steps in terms of creating a new union."

Striving to form one big union

“In this report, our unions are mapping out the way to a new union that will focus on advancing the interest of all Canadian workers”...

Conscience clear on unions' merger

As a media worker, my vote was motivated by one overriding fact: that we have the opportunity to join almost 15,000 other media workers...

Pipeline exporting crude isn’t good for Canada, job creation

Russ Day, Unifor Local 601 unit chair at the Chevron Burnaby Refinery, recently had the Letter of the Day in the Vancouver Province newspaper. The following letter appeared June 29:

A recent editorial from a handful of construction unions (“Northern Gateway pipeline needed to enrich us all”) was long on rhetoric about the Northern Gateway pipeline and short on facts.

According to the Alberta Federation of Labour, only 228 permanent jobs will be created from a pipeline opposed by 130 First Nations, most BC municipalities, and half of British Columbians.

Unifor watching Bell Aliant privatization closely

TORONTO, July 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Unifor will be keeping a close eye on the BCE's plan to buy up the shares in Bell Aliant that it does not already own.

"We will be vigilant in maintaining our members' rights as this process plays out in the coming months," Unifor National President Jerry Dias said.

Health care workers demand end to wage restraint

TORONTO, July 18, 2014 /CNW/ - Health care workers in several regions of Ontario are fighting long-standing wage freezes. Today, talks with multinational nursing home operator Extendicare as well as a number of northern Ontario public hospitals broke off.

"It's about the economy, stupid": Unifor files for a judicial review to stop Northern Gateway

OTTAWA, July 15, 2014 /CNW/ - The Northern Gateway pipeline will do more harm than good to the economy, according to Canada's largest union in the private sector. Arguing that the National Energy Board presented a deeply flawed report to federal cabinet, Unifor will join multiple First Nations and environmental organizations using legal grounds to stop the unpopular pipeline from being built.

Bombardier strike underway

TORONTO, July 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Workers at the Bombardier plant in Thunder Bay began strike action today to stand up for good-paying jobs in Ontario.

"We all need to work together to ensure that good jobs survive in this province," said Unifor National President Jerry Dias, who is at the contract negotiations in Thunder Bay.

Navistar pension ruling expanding workers' rights welcomed

TORONTO, July 14, 2014 /CNW/ - A ruling by the Ontario Financial Services Tribunal on a long-standing pension dispute at Navistar not only upholds a previous decision on the workers' pension rights, but expands them, Canada's largest union in the private sector says.

"This decision shows that companies cannot just arbitrarily take away people's hard-earned pensions," Unifor National President Jerry Dias said.

Collective bargaining begins for Northern Ontario hospitals

TORONTO, July 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Unifor National President Jerry Dias will be in Thunder Bay on Monday, July 14, to launch bargaining for a new collective agreement covering 2,500 workers at hospitals across Northern Ontario.

Bombardier talks continue ahead of deadline

TORONTO, July 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Unifor, which represents workers at Bombardier in Thunder Bay building commuter trains and streetcars, will be working through the weekend to reach a deal ahead of a strike deadline Monday afternoon.

"We are prepared to meet around the clock to reach a fair collective agreement," said Dominic Pasqualino, president of Unifor Local 1075.

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Unions can regain lost ground

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CAW, CEP to merge for super union

“With this new union we are sending out a clear message that labour is ready to do what is necessary to take on governments and employers..."