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Leaving No One Behind - International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Unifor commemorates the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on Monday, August 9 and this year’s commemoration focuses on the theme “Leaving no one behind: Indigenous peoples and the call for a new social contract”.

On this day, we honour and recognize the diverse culture, history and achievements of Indigenous Peoples here in Canada and around the world. We call on all governments worldwide and for all Canadians to recognize and respect Indigenous rights wherever Indigenous citizens reside.

Unifor ends Shell boycott in Quebec

The lockout opposing Unifor Local 121 members and the employer Shell has ended with a settlement, at the same time ending the union’s boycott of Shell

Unifor reaches tentative agreement with Bombardier Aviation

July 30, 2021

TORONTO–Unifor Local 112 and 673 have reached a tentative agreement with Bombardier Aviation.

“I would like to congratulate the Local 112 and 673 bargaining teams for their hard work and dedication throughout these negotiations,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “Reaching a settlement with Bombardier brings us one step closer to resolving the labour dispute at Downsview. Our union can now focus all of its efforts on reaching an agreement with De Havilland.”

Unifor members at Bombardier Aviation and De Havilland Aircraft on strike

July 27, 2021

TORONTO– Unifor members of Local 112 and 673 at the Downsview plant employed by Bombardier Aviation and De Havilland Aircraft Canada commenced strike action as of 10:01 a.m. today.

“We will remain at the bargaining table with both companies as the strike action is ongoing,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “Our union will continue to make every effort to reach a fair settlement but we have a number of key issues to resolve with both employers.”

Unifor’s Submission to Ontario’s Workforce Recovery Advisory Committee

Unifor represents approximately 163,000 members in Ontario ranging across diverse sectors including retail, tourism, gaming, warehousing and delivery, auto, aviation, health and long term care, telecommunications, media, post-secondary education, mining, and oil and gas, among others.

Rio Tinto smelter workers in Kitimat on strike

KITIMAT–Approximately 900 Rio Tinto workers at the company’s aluminum smelting facilities in Kitimat, British Columbia are on strike as of 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time today.

“This strike comes down to Rio Tinto’s greed and lack of respect for our hard-working members at the Kitimat smelting facilities,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “Our union is fully prepared to defend our members’ rights and protect good jobs in Kitimat now and in the future.”

Unifor Serves Rio Tinto with 72 Hour Strike Notice

KITIMAT–After achieving a historic 100% strike vote result and nearly seven weeks of unproductive negotiations with Rio Tinto, Unifor Local 2301 has served the company with a 72-hour strike notice.

“Unifor members’ historic, unanimous, strike vote speaks volumes to the culture of disrespect and unfair treatment Rio Tinto has created over many years,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “What is surprising is how, despite record-setting profits, Rio Tinto appears so unwilling to work with us and treat our members fairly.”

Northwood long-term care workers ratify tentative agreement

July 16, 2021

HALIFAX – Unifor Local 4606 members at the Northwood Halifax Campus long-term care facility have voted to accept a new three-year collective agreement that includes wage increases and the addition of a new Racial Justice Advocate.

Nelson Mandela Day 2021

Nelson Mandela Day is recognized each year by the United Nations on July 18, Mandela’s birthday, to commemorate his legacy of struggle for freedom and social justice.  The theme for Mandela Day 2021 is action to address global poverty.

Unifor is pleased to mark Mandela Day 2021 with the announcement of Unifor Social Justice Fund contributions of $375,000 to the Canadian Humanitarian Coalition to provide:

Letter to Premier Ford on Permanent Pandemic Pay

The Honourable Doug Ford, M.P.P.
Premier of Ontario

Dear Premier Ford,

Re: Permanent Pandemic Pay

Earlier this month, you informally announced that the pandemic pay scheduled to end in August would become permanent for Personal Support Workers. While Unifor applauds this decision, it only addresses part of a much larger problem wherein many frontline health care workers, whose work and sacrifice carried us through the pandemic, continue to be excluded.

Information Bulletin #19

Sisters and Brothers,

As you know, bargaining broke off in early June. Earlier this week, the Company submitted a new counter proposal, which your committee has since responded to.  We will now resume holding talks with the company via Zoom from Peterborough beginning Tuesday, July 20th, to address the differences in our positions.