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September 30, 2017

INGERSOLL – Unifor National President Jerry Dias will join the picket line at the General Motors CAMI plant on Sunday to update members of Local 88 on contract negotiations. Media are welcome to attend.

September 29, 2017

TORONTO – The money committed by Netflix to investing in Canadian productions is good news for this country’s cultural industry, but does not go far enough to help ensure Canada’s media can continue to tell Canadian stories, Unifor says.

September 28, 2017

Fort McMurray – Unifor is disappointed that the Alberta Court of Appeal failed to strike down random drug and alcohol testing of members at Suncor oil sands operations in Alberta, a policy the union believes is a gross violation of worker’s rights.

September 26, 2017

Toronto – The U.S. decision to impose massive preliminary countervailing duties against Bombardier’s C-Series plane is a short-sighted move that puts the continent’s aerospace industry at risk, Unifor says.

September 25, 2017

Kamloops— Members of Unifor Local 10-B voted 80 per cent in favour of a new four-year contract that helps secure the future of the pulp mill with significant investments over the next two years.

September 23, 2017

Burlington – A Unifor team, led by Unifor National President Jerry Dias, raised $90,000 for Halton Women’s Place at today’s “Hope in High Heels” fundraiser in Burlington, Ontario.

September 22, 2017

Ottawa – In a rally outside the Mexican Embassy in Ottawa today, Unifor members, including two busloads of striking workers from the General Motors Ingersoll plant, expressed solidarity with Mexican workers on NAFTA failures.

TORONTO – Workers at Toronto’s Bombardier aerospace plant will walk out of the facility Wednesday morning to call on Boeing to drop its trade complaint against the company.

September 17, 2017

WOODSTOCK – Members of Unifor Local 88 at CAMI Automotive in Ingersoll have taken strike action after the company failed to address a key job security issue for members of the local.

September 15, 2017

Toronto – Unifor members at Brink’s Canada Limited in British Columbia and Ontario have voted to deliver overwhelming strike mandates.

September 14, 2017

Vancouver—An arbitrator has upheld the Container Trucking Act’s wage floor, resulting in $90k in combined damages assessed to trucking companies Aheer Ltd and Sunlover Ltd.

September 13, 2017

Toronto – Reports that the proposed $15 minimum wage will result in the loss of 50,000 jobs in Ontario are misleading says Unifor.  

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