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October 18, 2017

Peterborough – Unifor is calling on Ontario Minister of Labour Kevin Flynn to take immediate action to resolve occupational disease claims resulting from chemical exposure at the GE plant in Peterborough.

Oct. 18, 2017

St. John’s - Unifor is calling on Newfoundland and Labrador’s Minister of Labour, Al Hawkins, to appoint a mediator, 10 months into a lockout of thirty-two workers in Gander by their American-based employer, D-J Composites.

October 17, 2017

Toronto – Unifor, through the union’s Social Justice Fund, has donated $100,000 to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to provide aid to Rohingya refugees.

October 17, 2017

Ottawa—Unifor rail workers from across Canada are in Ottawa this week to urge the federal government to re-think authorizing workplace surveillance in Bill C-49.

October 16, 2017

TORONTO – While the plan for Airbus to take a majority stake in the Bombardier C Series airliner could help build a strong future for the program, and the aerospace industry as a whole, it is too early to celebrate, Unifor says.

October 16, 2017

Toronto — The forestry industry is poised for a strong future if governments and all stakeholders act now, writes Unifor in a new policy publication.

October 15, 2017

Toronto – Unifor, representing more than 1,000 members in British Columbia and Ontario, has issued strike notice to Brink’s Canada Limited.

October 13, 2017

INGERSOLL – A tentative agreement has been reached between Unifor Local 88 representing workers at the CAMI Automotive plant in Ingersoll and General Motors, ending the strike at the plant.

October 13, 2017

Washington – Unifor, representing 41,000 Canadians in auto and auto parts manufacturing, says that the newly tabled U.S. proposals on rules of original are deliberately untenable.

October 12, 2017

Windsor – Unifor will hold a media conference tomorrow to update media and the public on the strike against Medical Laboratories of Windsor.

October 6, 2017

TORONTO – The U.S. Department of Commerce’s decision today to impose additional duties against a Canadian-made jet is a direct threat to the aerospace industry in Canada, and to the government’s ability to build the sector in the country, Unifor says.

October 5, 2017

Toronto—Unifor was disappointed to learn that the Energy East pipeline proposal has been withdrawn and says that a national energy strategy is needed more than ever.

October 2, 2017

TORONTO - Unifor members at the Bell Canada clerical unit will hold a solidarity rally to mark the first day of negotiations on Tuesday, October 3. Media and the public are welcome to attend.   

Medical Lab Assistants and Medical Lab Technologists, represented by Unifor Local 2458, will begin strike action at eleven Medical Laboratories of Windsor locations at 12:01 a.m. on October 2, 2017.

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