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Unifor to keep pushing Ontario government

TORONTO, July 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Today's Speech from the Throne in Ontario makes a lot of promises for change, and Unifor will be watching closely to make sure those changes happen, Unifor National President Jerry Dias says.

Pride in our diversity

Hundreds of Unifor activists, members, leaders, staff, families and supporters came...

McDaniel brought fresh ideas to Fort McMurray by-election

FORT MCMURRAY, AB, June 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Unifor congratulates federal NDP candidate Lori McDaniel for her contribution to the Fort McMurray—Athabasca by-election. McDaniel campaigned for reforms to the Temporary Foreign Worker program and challenged Stephen Harper's reckless natural resource policies.

CNN's Van Jones to keynote national Good Jobs Summit

Good Jobs Summit brings together students, university, unions and academics to hold national conversation about job creation solutions

TORONTO, June 26, 2014 /CNW/ - CNN commentator, social justice advocate and best-selling author Van Jones will deliver the keynote address for the multi-partner national Good Jobs Summit, taking place in Toronto in the fall.

Unifor Statement on Jailed Journalists

Unifor, which represents journalists across Canada, is shocked at the harsh sentences handed down in Egypt to three Al Jazeera journalists – including one Canadian – who were simply doing their jobs.

Journalism is not a crime. It is essential to the workings of a functioning democracy that citizens have access to fair and balanced accounts of the issues facing their country. To achieve that, journalists need to know that they can do their jobs without fear of harassment, much less prosecution.

Unifor marks International Day of the Seafarer

HALIFAX, June 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Unifor is marking the International Day of the Seafarer on June 25 by encouraging members to share their gratitude on social media to acknowledge the workers who serve to connect the world's economies.

Unifor leader challenges OPSEU's Smokey Thomas

TORONTO, June 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Today Jerry Dias, Unifor National President, reiterated his belief that the union's decision to support strategic voting was in the best interest of working people and communities in Ontario.

Shooting in Lawrence Heights underscores need for improved safety in armoured car industry

TORONTO, June 19, 2014 /CNW/ - The shooting earlier this morning in the Lawrence Heights area in Toronto during an attempted robbery on an armoured car underscores the need for improved safety regulations in the industry, argues Unifor.

The guard was shot several times while his Garda truck was pulled up to a TD Bank branch. The second guard of the two-person crew remained in the vehicle and was unharmed.

Bus and taxi drivers throw support behind Senate Bill 221

OTTAWA, June 18, 2014 /CNW/ - In meetings with MPs and in testimony to a Senate committee today, representatives of bus drivers and taxi drivers shared their support for S-221, a bill to amend the Criminal Code to include options for stiffer penalties for those convicted of assaulting drivers.

Statement National Aboriginal peoples' day 2014

Unifor joins with Aboriginal peoples across the country in recognizing June 21st, Aboriginal Peoples Day - the summer solstice that has for centuries been recognized as a day to celebrate First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples and their heritage.

It is also a day to reflect on the history of colonialism, to take a critical look at its on-going legacy, and to re-commit ourselves to righting the wrongs of both the distant and recent past.

Join World Pride

This year is an important and historic year for the LGBT members in our union...

Media Advisory - Unifor members to testify in support of Criminal Code amendment

OTTAWA, June 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Stronger sentences are needed to deter violence and protect front-line transit workers, say transit operators and taxi drivers represented by Unifor. Union representatives will testify before the Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs to support Bill S-221 An Act to Amend the Criminal Code (Assaults Against Public Transit Workers) introduced by Senator Bob Runciman.

Statement of support issued for NB forestry plan

MONCTON, NB, June 13, 2014 /CNW/ - Unifor has issued a statement in strong support of New Brunswick's provincial forestry plan saying that investment in the sector is vital for communities and good jobs across the province.