General Manufacturing

Close to 90,000 Unifor members work in the manufacturing sector, representing about one-third of the union’s membership base. Most are assigned to specific sub-sectors (such as auto, aerospace, shipbuilding, etc.) but a large number work in a wide range of other manufacturing operations, including food and beverage processing, cabinetry, electronics, and other sectors.

Unifor Local 6006 ratify deal with Commercial Bakeries Corp.

Workers at Unifor Local 6006 won a number of significant gains with a new three-year contract with Commercial Bakeries Corp. in Toronto.

“Congratulations to the bargaining committee for negotiating a strong deal for Local 6006 members,” said Lana Payne, Unifor National President. “The biggest challenge was the difference in priorities between the committee and the company. The strength and solidarity of the union is what made it possible for workers’ needs to be addressed.”

Aramark workers ratify new three-year deal

Wages, an RRSP match program and improved benefits were among the gains in the latest contract from food services company, Aramark Canada Ltd., which was ratified by Unifor members on Oct. 22, 2022.

“Congratulations to the bargaining committee for negotiating the best deal for their members,” said Unifor National President Lana Payne. “The bargaining committee fought for our members tooth-and-nail down to the wire and were able to avoid a strike.”

General Manufacturing Sector Profile

Sector Facts and Figures Total GDP Share of Canadian GDP $58.9 billion 2.98% Exports $112.0 billion Imports $197.8 billion Foreign Trade Balance 5-year change -$85.7 billion +22.2% Total Employment...
General Manufacturing