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New investment at Ford in Oakville secures jobs in the future, says Unifor

TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - Unifor is calling the new $700 million investment in the Ford Oakville Assembly Plant a giant boost for the provincial and national economy.

"The benefits of this investment are enormous for the province and for the country," said Unifor National President Jerry Dias, citing studies showing that every job in the facility supports 10 jobs in total in some part of the value chain.

Media Advisory - Unifor Reaches Tentative Settlement at General Motors-CAMI in Ingersoll

LONDON, ON, Sept. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - Unifor, the union representing Canada's auto workers, reached a tentative settlement with General Motors on a new collective agreement covering workers at the company's Ingersoll assembly plant late yesterday.

The union represents approximately 2700 production and skilled trades workers at the General Motors assembly complex (also known as the CAMI plant) in Ingersoll, Ontario.

Unifor aims to protect workers amid major Postmedia restructuring

VANCOUVER AND CALGARY, Sept. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - Unifor, Canada's largest private sector union, is exploring all options to protect the interests of workers in the media sector following an announcement of major restructuring and layoffs at Postmedia.

New union Unifor economists call for Ontario minimum wage to increase to $14

TORONTO, Sept. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Representatives of the newly created Canadian union Unifor appeared before the Ontario panel studying minimum wages in the province today, and called for the minimum wage to be increased to $14 per hour.

The presentation was made by Jim Stanford and Jordan Brennan, both economists working in Unifor's Research Department.

Unifor reaches first contract as new union, moves non-traditional workplace

VANCOUVER, Sept. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Unifor is pleased to announce that its first contract ratification is with a virtual workplace, with workers located across British Columbia and Alberta.

"This is what Unifor is all about," Unifor National President Jerry Dias said. "We want to help workers who have been left out of traditional unions."

Growth in part-time work poor replacement for full-time jobs, says Unifor President

Unifor to hold National Jobs Summit

TORONTO, Sept. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Newly-elected Unifor National President Jerry Dias is raising concerns with the monthly job figures released this morning which see a surge in part-time jobs.

"Little by little, our economy is being built on a series of part-time, temporary, seasonal and precarious jobs - particularly for young workers now entering the workforce," said Dias.