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August 10, 2017

TORONTO– On the eve of talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, bargaining has formally begun for a new collective agreement at the CAMI Automotive plant where jobs are moving to Mexico.

August 10, 2017

Regina— Right-wing Premier Brad Wall’s resignation won’t halt the Sask Party government’s reckless privatization and threats to the integrity of Crown corporations, says Unifor.

August 10, 2017

MILTON – Unifor has taken control of the Northstar Aerospace facility in Milton, Ontario to demand that the company fund a dramatic 24 per cent pension deficit.

August 2, 2017

Milton—After suddenly announcing the re-location of its Milton facility’s equipment to Chicago, Northstar Aerospace refuses to meet the pension short fall for workers facing job loss.

August 1, 2017

Vancouver—Members of Unifor Local 4275 have voted 97% in favour of legal job action if a new contract cannot be reached by this weekend.

August 1, 2017

Vancouver—Nearly 100 food service workers at Edgewater Casino will have to re-apply for their jobs when the company moves to the new facility, says Unifor.

August 1, 2017

Directly impacting Canada’s creative and cultural sectors, the CRTC’s decision has already cost the national economy an estimated $158 million

July 20, 2017

Toronto – Unifor delivers message at Hamilton hearing on Bill 148 Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act that income inequality and the dramatic rise in insecure work must end.

July 18, 2017

Toronto—Unifor’s regional councils have added another $120,000 to BC wildfire relief donations, bringing the union’s total Red Cross donation to over $220,000.

July 17, 2017

Toronto– A renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement must include fundamental changes, including enforceable labour and environmental standards and the elimination of the disputes settlement system, Unifor tells the federal government.

July 14, 2017

Kitimat—Members of Unifor Local 2301 have voted 99.5% in favour of a strike if a fair deal cannot be reached at the bargaining table before July 23.

July 13, 2017

Campbell River—Unifor has reached a tentative agreement with Nyrstar at its Campbell River ore mine.

July 12, 2017

Toronto—Unifor is responding to the wildfire crisis in BC’s Interior with a $100,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross, and is encouraging its local unions and members to give.

July 12, 2017

St. John’s – On Tuesday, Unifor issued a formal letter to Newfoundland and Labrador Labour Minister Gerry Byrne detailing ongoing union-busting efforts by U.S.-based employer D-J Composites toward its workforce in Gander.

July 11, 2017

Toronto – The auto industry is essential to Canada and the United States, and any renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement must help workers in all three countries, a joint statement by Unifor and the United Autoworkers says.