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January 16, 2018

TORONTO- The provincial government is being urged to “seize the moment” and protect patients and hospital staff by ending privatization of contracted out hospital services following the complete collapse of private contractor Carillion.

January 11, 2018

Saint John - Unifor is applauding the New Brunswick government’s $71 million investment to improve child care in the province, including today’s announcement of free childcare for all families with children under five, earning less than $37,500.

January 10, 2018

Toronto—Unifor supports the Government of Canada’s new complaint to the World Trade Organization WTO) over the United States’ unfair trade tariffs on the forestry sector.

January 10, 2018

Vancouver—A fresh round of unfair tariffs coming out of the U.S. Commerce Department—this time on Canadian-made newsprint—will only hurt workers in an industry already reeling from softwood duties.

January 5, 2018
TORONTO – The choice by Tim Hortons and other businesses to roll back benefits and paid breaks and then blame the cuts on Ontario’s minimum wage increase is a bully tactic by greedy business owners says Unifor.

January 3, 2018

Peterborough—One of the region’s largest employers announced the unjustified closure of the Nephton mine near Havelock just days before Christmas.

December 22, 2017

 Toronto – The Ontario government’s decision to enact regulations which provide a lesser standard of personal emergency leave in the province’s updated Employment Standards Act (ESA) unfairly punishes auto workers says Unifor.

December 20, 2017

Toronto—During the busiest season of the year for Canadian airports, Unifor is raising concerns about the dangers of abandoning the not-for-profit model of the nation’s airport network.

December 19, 2017

St. Johns – Unifor has filed a second unfair labour practice complaint alleging bad faith bargaining against an American based employer that locked out 32 aerospace workers one year ago today.

December 15, 2017

TORONTO - Unifor is calling the newly announced provincial review of the school bus sector good news for those working in the industry and the students who rely on the services each day.

December 14, 2017

St-John's - Members of Unifor local 597 will mark the one-year anniversary of the day their American-based employer locked them out, with a bus ride from Gander to the Newfoundland and Labrador legislature in St. John’s for a solidarity rally. 

December 14, 2017

Toronto – Unifor recognizes Ontario lawmakers’ move to proclaim November 20 the Transgender Day of Remembrance as an important move for human rights, and urges politicians in other jurisdictions to follow suit.

December 13, 2017

Montreal – Unions representing Bombardier workers in Canada and Northern Ireland had what is described as a “positive meeting” with Bombardier CEO Alain Bellemare, this morning, to discuss the ongoing trade issue with Boeing involving C Series planes.