Mining & Smelting

Unifor represents over 9,900 members working in mining and smelting. The sector includes non-petroleum mining, such as potash, as well as aluminum and non-ferrous smelting operations. Today, half of Unifor members in the sector work in Québec and B.C. for the global giant Rio Tinto. Around 1500 work for potash companies in Saskatchewan and another 1000 members work for Xstrata in Sudbury. Workers in a number of smaller mines make up the rest of the membership.

Unifor Local 2301 to meet with employer

Striking members of Unifor Local 2301 will discuss future bargaining protocol with the employer on August 12 for the first time since the strike began

Myra Falls Strike

More than 300 members of Unifor Local 3019 began strike action on June 3 at the Myra Falls mine, southwest of Campbell River B.C. on Vancouver Island.

Canada must retaliate against the US over aluminum tariffs

Jerry Dias, Unifor National President & Renaud Gagné, Unifor Quebec Director

Against any semblance of good judgement, the United States is on the verge of yet another trade war with Canada by slapping a new round of tariffs on Canadian aluminum.

Sadly, this is the culmination of the current US administration’s stubborn refusal to understand just how important Canadian aluminum is to the US and its willingness to sacrifice jobs in both countries on behalf of special interests.

COVID-19 Mental Health Guide

One out of every five Canadians will experience mental illness in normal times. It is both okay to feel out of sorts because of the global COVID-19 crisis. During the pandemic, we must normalize...
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Applying for employment insurance: a how-to guide for Unifor members

During this extraordinary economic situation, workers may be applying for regular EI benefits for the first time. For some applicants, the process can be challenging. To assist, Unifor has prepared...
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