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July 9, 2017

Thunder Bay – Members of Unifor Local 1075 in Thunder Bay have ratified a new three-year collective agreement with the company that ensures continued smooth production of transit vehicles at the facility.

July 7, 2017

Thunder Bay – A tentative collective agreement has been reached between Bombardier and Unifor Local 1075 representing workers at the company’s plant in this northwestern Ontario city.

July 6, 2017

Vancouver— The Supreme Court of British Columbia has upheld the wage floor in the Container Trucking Act, after ten trucking companies sued the provincial government in an effort to avoid back pay and keep industry wages down.

July 5, 2017

Kamloops – Unifor mourns the loss of member, colleague, and friend James G. Macleod (Jim), who succumbed to injuries following an incident involving a crane at the Domtar Mill in Kamloops, BC on June 29, 2017.

July 4, 2017

Toronto/ Montréal - Unifor is mourning the loss of Éric Labelle, 47, who passed away yesterday after being electrocuted on the job in Peterborough.

July 4, 2017

Winnipeg—Unifor is proud to be part of the Partnership to Defend Public Services, the coalition of Manitoba workers’ organizations that are challenging the province’s anti-union legislation.

June 27, 2017

The re-introduction of a second tariff on Canadian softwood lumber exports pushes the industry closer to crisis, says Unifor.

June 26, 2017

Ottawa—Forestry workers welcomed the news that the U.S. is dropping Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia from the Commerce Department’s tariff investigations.

June 22, 2017

Victoria—Despite attractive promises, the BC Throne Speech is a desperate attempt to cling to power says Unifor.

The recent announcement of a Delastek expansion in Mexico demonstrates once again that this employer never intended to negotiate in good faith with workers, says Unifor. The union represents employees of Delastek, members of Local 1209, who have been on strike for more than two years.

June 19, 2017

Toronto—A diverse mix of workers, community allies, and employers held rallies in five cities across three provinces to demand a new Canada-U.S. softwood lumber agreement that protects good jobs.

June 19, 2017

Vancouver—Several hotels in downtown Vancouver and Victoria are in bargaining with Unifor this summer as hospitality workers seek to share in the economic success of the hotel industry.

June 16, 2017

Toronto - The union representing 12,000 Canadian journalists and media workers joined today with News Media Canada in requesting a federal fund to support Canadian news outlets.

June 16, 2017

Toronto, ON – Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) Host Society announced Unifor as a presenting partner for the multi-sport Games, taking place in the City of Toronto and Greater Toronto Area (GTA), this summer from July 16-23.

June 15, 2017

TORONTO- Unifor welcomes the Heritage Committee report on Canadian media and local news.