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August 31, 2017

Mexico City – As the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade resumes, Unifor National President Jerry Dias will speak to thousands of Mexican workers at a rally for labour rights in Mexico City.

August 25, 2017

Victoria—Workers at the Hotel Grand Pacific have voted 92 per cent in favour of a new three-year collective agreement that secures, among other things, wage gains and a pension plan.

August 25, 2017

Peterborough – General Electric has eliminated approximately 358 good manufacturing jobs as the company announced it will cease operations at its Peterborough, Ontario plant by the end of the third quarter in 2018.

August 25, 2017

Toronto – Unifor and the United Auto Workers of America (UAW) took a united message on auto sector needs to a joint meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland and lead NAFTA negotiator Steve Verheul.

August 24, 2017

Toronto – Unifor and the United Auto Workers will meet with Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland to discuss preparations for the upcoming round of North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiations.

August 24, 2017

Chatham – A major victory for Navistar workers in southwestern Ontario, as former plant workers are set to receive $35 million in payments, will be marked with a family barbeque and a media conference this Saturday.

August 22, 2017

Victoria—The bargaining committee of Unifor Local 114 have reached a tentative agreement with the employer.

August 20, 2017

Victoria—Members of Unifor Local 114 working for the Hotel Grand Pacific have voted to strike if the employer refuses to bargain a fair deal by September 1 when the current contract expires.

August 16, 2017

Washington – Unifor welcomes the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, as talks get underway in Washington, D.C.

August 15, 2017

Vancouver—A planned bump in the minimum wage next month is a good step but the government must commit to a timeline to get to $15 per hour.

August 14, 2017

TORONTO – Canada must be prepared to walk away from the table if meaningful and enforceable labour, gender and Indigenous rights, as well as environmental protections cannot be achieved in a renewed North American Free Trade Agreement, Unifor says.

August 10, 2017

Toronto – Unifor, the largest union in the school bus industry, commends Ontario Ombudsman Paul Dubé on his investigation into the Toronto District and Toronto Catholic District school boards’ oversight of student transportation.

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