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Today

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Unifor National President Jerry Dias is available to comment on the federal budget, to be delivered on April 19, 2021. "This federal...


17 april 2021

16:21
Chaos is the last thing we need. Cornwall. Peterborough. Guelph. Ottawa. Niagara. Peel. Toronto. And now police forces right across the province are refusing to make use of the new powers authorized by the Ontario government yesterday. And with good...

06:00
Today the Ontario government tightened restrictions on Ontarians and announced new and arbitrary police powers to detain, question and ticket citizens outside their homes, even those who don't have one.    Solicitor General Sylvia Jones announced new...


16 april 2021

22:28
With Ontario's health system on the verge of collapse due to weeks and weeks of inadequate measures, the government's announcement Friday afternoon will not stop the tidal wave of COVID-19 infections and will result in even more preventable...

17:34
Unifor urges the Ontario provincial government to legislate paid sick days and fast-track vaccination for all workers deemed essential under new third-wave province-wide restrictions....

17:00
Members of the OASIS Animation Workers Union demonstrated Friday afternoon in front of their employer's offices to demand better working conditions. Some 20 animators, who have been unionized for over a year, are currently negotiating their first...

16:53
The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that the union has proposed returning to negotiations in-person with ATI to resolve the outstanding issues that led about 1,300 workers at nine facilities to strike over unfair labor practices on March 30,...

12:15
A new poll, commissioned by Unifor, reveals that the vast majority of Ontarians support the legislation of paid sick days for workers....

09:07
Powering Chicago, which represents a partnership of the Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago and IBEW Local 134, applauds the efforts of multiple union labor organizations and Cook County municipalities to launch new vaccination...

07:00
Members of Canada's first-ever animators' union will rally outside the office of their employer, OASIS Animation, to denounce his attitude at the bargaining table. Union President Tamarind King will be present to explain the issues surrounding the...


15 april 2021

17:58
Unifor will hold a news conference to reveal the results of a new poll on support for Ontario to mandate paid sick days for workers....

17:19
With COVID-19 continuing to spread throughout the country, the National President of the Customs and Immigration Union (CIU) is calling upon the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness to honour his previous commitment, and ensure that...

16:38
As the State of Michigan and Enbridge Inc. enter mediation about the Line 5 pipeline, Unifor argues that the pipeline is a safe and stable source of good jobs in Ontario and Québec....

06:30
OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is calling on Solicitor-General Sylvia Jones to order Hamilton public health officials to do their job and vaccinate frontline Corrections staff as soon as humanly possible.  "The minister must make it...


14 april 2021

19:25
While the teachers it represents were on a short strike this morning, the Fédération des syndicats de l'enseignement wanted to express its solidarity with the teachers of the Cree School Board, represented by the Association des employés du Nord...

14:44
Essential workers are speaking out on the need for vaccination access and paid sick days to protect them from COVID-19, in a series of new videos of frontline Unifor members.   "These frontline workers are seeking...

12:00
The Teamsters have reached an agreement in principle for 415 mechanics and related classifications at Allegiant Air. After the agreement in principle is finalized between the union and the company, it will go to a ratification vote by the members...

08:06
Syndicat de professionnelles et professionnels du gouvernement du Québec (SPGQ) castigates the government for the way it treats translators in the public service, who are continually forced to do more while being offered less and less in return. "Our...

07:00
OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is calling on the provincial government to step in and block massive cuts at Laurentian University.  The elimination of over 60 programs and the termination of 100 professors will snatch a quality...


13 april 2021

23:03
Following discussions with the Fédération des syndicats de l'enseignement and the Quebec Provincial Association of Teachers (APEQ-QPAT) in conciliation this morning at the Tribunal administratif du travail (TAT), the school service centres and the...

17:09
The Public Service Alliance of Canada and the Customs and Immigration Union are calling on provincial health authorities to ensure that frontline Border Services Officers at YVR and other ports of entry are prioritized alongside other frontline...

16:26
New amendments to the already draconian Bill 254 place extreme restrictions on unions and advocacy groups, aiming to silence dissent in the year before a critical election. "When Doug Ford's Conservatives tabled this bill, the intent was immediately...

16:21
Members at U.S. Foodservice in Plymouth, Minn. voted overwhelmingly to ratify their latest collective bargaining agreement over the weekend, avoiding a strike....

11:57
After a hard-fought, two-year struggle, Teamsters at Republic Services in Cumming, Ga., unanimously ratified their first contract on Saturday. The four-year agreement contains better wages, seniority language, a grievance procedure and stronger...

10:50
The Association du camionnage du Québec, the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal (CCMM), the Conseil du patronat du Québec (CPQ), the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec (FCCQ), the Canadian Federation of Independent...

09:13
The Millwright Regional Council of Ontario met with MPP Paul Miller for Hamilton East-Stoney Creek on Monday, April 12 to discuss tax fraud and the underground economy in Ontario's construction industry, and ways to partner together on this issue. A...

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Registered nurses (RNs) and their union are gravely concerned about the risk to babies and children receiving care at Guelph General Hospital (GGH) resulting from the hospital's decision to merge its Special Care Nursery and Pediatric units....


12 april 2021

20:35
New federal measures aimed at bolstering Air Canada will help protect good jobs and is an important step on the road to economic recovery, says Unifor....

19:55
Unifor Local 39-11 Superior North Emergency Medical Services paramedics have voted 97.5% in favour to ratify a new collective agreement with the City of Thunder Bay. "Narrowing the compensation gap between paramedics and other city emergency...

16:42
After hearing last Friday the case pitting the English-language school service centres and school boards against the Fédération des syndicats de l'enseignement and the Quebec Provincial Association of Teachers (APEQ-QPAT), the Quebec Superior Court...

09:56
Leviton, the nation's leading provider of electrical wiring devices, today announced a new partnership with the electrical training ALLIANCE (etA), the nation's largest electrical training organization. With the goal of developing the best trained...


10 april 2021

18:03
Unifor Local 39-11 Superior North Emergency Medical Services paramedics and the City of Thunder Bay have reached a tentative collective agreement, avoiding strike action....

09:51
Unifor is calling on the City of Thunder Bay to break the impasse in contract negotiations to avoid a paramedic strike just hours away at midnight....

08:45
This Sunday, April 11, the St. Vincent Hospital nurses will begin their sixth week on strike as part of their ongoing struggle to convince Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare to address a growing patient safety crisis at the Worcester-based hospital. ...


9 april 2021

16:49
Sunday morning at 9:00am, Teamsters Local 174 members working for The Boeing Company will vote to authorize to give their negotiating committee the right to call a strike against their employer. The group of over 220 workers has been in negotiations...

10:39
Unifor is calling on the federal government to provide amnesty in next week's budget to low-wage workers facing a major tax hit on Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) payments during a tax season that coincides with the financial fallout of wave...


8 april 2021

15:46
Today, Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced criminal charges against the major anti-union company, Glenn O. Hawbaker Incorporated, which has fleeced workers, honest companies, and the Commonwealth of more than $20 Million. The charges announced...

12:26
As chair of the Divisional Executive of OPSEU/SEFPO's College Faculty Division, I am gravely concerned and disappointed by the Sheridan College Board of Governors' decision to cancel the only academic senate in Ontario's public college system. At its...

11:09
Premier Doug Ford's announcement of yet another provincial State of Emergency lacks the commitment to mass vaccinations and paid sick days that are required to stop the spread of COVID-19.  "We consistently hear that all options are on the table ?...


7 april 2021

18:04
Tax cut gimmicks and a manufactured crisis in education will not protect Manitobans and build the economy, says Unifor. "It is a...

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Teamsters Local 502/Commonwealth Association of School Administrators (CASA) members joined with political, community and labor leaders today for a virtual town hall for a discussion on the School District of Philadelphia's commitment to equity and...

17:36
President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says the union's advocacy on behalf of education workers has paid off, with the Ford government extending vaccine eligibility to front-line education workers and teachers.  As part of the government's plan to keep...

15:24
The Fédération des syndicats de l'enseignement and the Quebec Provincial Association of Teachers (APEQ-QPAT) were stunned to learn yesterday of the challenge announced by the school service centres and school boards affected by the strike planned...

10:36
The Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters is launching an aggressive campaign to raise public awareness about pervasive tax fraud in the construction industry and calling on elected officials to help crack down on subcontractors who cheat the...

09:00
For 15 years, the Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) has been fighting for the pay equity rights of registered nurses, registered practical nurses, personal support workers, and dietary, housekeeping, and recreational aides who work in nursing homes....

08:00
While Canadian billionaires' wealth has soared by over $53 billion during the pandemic, over 3 million people in Canada live below the poverty line.1 2 Liberal MPs will vote on a basic income resolution at their party convention from April 8-10th. A...


6 april 2021

21:00
If Saskatchewan's families were looking for leadership in the latest provincial budget, they will be sorely disappointed, says Unifor....

12:46
Today, the Carpenters' District Council of Ontario launched their campaign to stop construction industry tax fraud and end illegal worksites. Tax fraud cheats hardworking craftspeople out of their rightful pay and benefits and forces all Ontarians to...


5 april 2021

18:50
RNAO is urging all nurses, other health professionals and the public to join their fellow ICU physician colleagues in calling for more urgent action to control the pandemic. Last week, 153 ICU doctors signed a letter addressed to Premier Doug Ford,...


1 april 2021

17:47
The B.C. government needs to stand up to a handful of business lobbyists and implement paid vaccination leave and paid sick leave, said Unifor....

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