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.

Fact Sheet: Protecting Workers From COVID-19

What protections and precautions you can expect from your employer to protect you from COVID-19.
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Building solidarity across borders

More than 140 union leaders and activists from several countries gathered for the first ever North American Solidarity Project Conference.

Prevent Cancer Campaign

We encourage all of our Unifor activists all Canadians to understand the dangers of this killer disease. In most instances, cancer can be prevented if

Striking miners thank Goderich community

In appreciation of the Goderich and surrounding community’s support for the nearly 350 workers on strike at Compass Minerals, Unifor hosted a free...