Bargaining

Media Advisory: Food Basics workers warn customers of pre-Thanksgiving strike deadline

TORONTO —Food Basics workers at grocery stores across Ontario are warning customers of a pre-Thanksgiving September 29 strike deadline.  

“More than 85% of our Food Basics members are in part-time positions, making barely above the minimum wage with no paid sick days,” said Gord Currie, President of Unifor Local 414. “Despite the fact that these workers remained on the frontline throughout the pandemic, now Food Basics wants to eliminate the highest paid full-time jobs in these stores and offer the rest substandard wages.”

Unifor Local 240 and 1256 plant protection officers reach tentative agreement with Ford Motor Company

Unifor Locals 240 and 1256 members reached a tentative agreement with Ford Motor Company of Canada covering plant protection officers including security and emergency response workers at the Windsor Engine Plant Annex and Oakville Assembly Complex.

“I’m proud of our bargaining committees for continuing to make solid gains for our members in the auto sector during these challenging times,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “I would like to congratulate everyone involved for delivering on the key priorities identified by of our members.”

Unifor Local 914 ratifies agreement with Clean Harbour Transport

Major advances in overtime fairness are one of the highlights of a new three-year contract signed on September 10, 2021 by Local 914.

New contract language will make the allocation of overtime fairer and the threshold for qualifying for overtime pay will be lowered significantly, from 60 hours per week to 45.

“The new contract for Unifor members at Clean Harbour Transport will put money in their pockets and settle outstanding issues with shift differentials,” said Tom Rinker, president of Unifor Local 914.

Unifor reaches tentative agreement with Toronto Terminals Railway

Unifor Local 4003 has reached a tentative agreement with Toronto Terminals Railway following weeks of negotiations that opened up on July 28th.

“We want to thank the members for their support during bargaining and we are looking forward to presenting the details to members at upcoming ratification meetings,” said Jeff Ongena, Local 4003 TTR Chairperson

If ratified, the agreement reached on Sept. 9 2021 will give members a wage increase of 12.5 per cent throughout the life of the contract, which expires in 2025.

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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