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June 12, 2017

Toronto – Today's child care announcement by federal and provincial and territorial ministers responsible for early childhood education on a long-awaited framework agreement falls far short of what Canadians need.

June 12, 2017

Toronto - Unifor is calling on the federal and provincial governments to put a halt to the practice by clinics of charging user-fees for necessary health services, as found in a ground-breaking new report by the Ontario Health Coalition.

June 2, 2017

WINNIPEG – The overnight assault on the rights of working people in Manitoba by the premier of that province shows that this is a government for the wealthy that is insensitive to the needs of most people, Unifor National President Jerry Dias says.

June 1, 2017

Toronto – Unifor welcomes the introduction of ‘The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act’ today at Queen’s Park and is calling for all-party support for the act so that it can move quickly into law.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Prince George—Pattern bargaining for Western Canada’s pulp and paper sector has concluded with a four-year tentative agreement signed by Unifor, the Public and Private Workers of Canada (PPWC), and Canfor Pulp.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Ottawa—The relief package for the softwood lumber industry is welcomed by forestry workers as a good start to cushioning the blow dealt by new U.S. duties on Canadian softwood exports.

May 30, 2017

Toronto – This morning’s announcement of new legislation by the Ontario government would greatly help millions of workers and their families who are struggling with precarious, insecure work, says Unifor.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Victoria—The coalition announced by BC NDP Leader John Horgan and BC Green Leader Andrew Weaver reflects the will of BC’s voters and can initiate positive change, says Unifor.

May 26, 2017

LONDON – Unifor local leaders from across the auto parts sector gathered today for their first-ever joint bargaining strategy conference, establishing a common set of goals for future contract talks.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Edmonton—Members of Unifor Local 21-A have voted to ratify a new three-year collective agreement with Imperial Oil at its Strathcona facility.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Edmonton—Bill 17 is a balanced approach to modernizing Alberta’s antiquated labour code, says Canada’s largest union in the private sector.

May 23, 2017

Toronto - The release of the final recommendations of Ontario’s Changing Workplaces Review underscores the need for urgent legislative changes, according to Unifor.

May 18, 2017

Peterborough- A new report shows that workers at the GE plant in Peterborough, Ontario were exposed to more than 3,000 toxic chemicals, including at least 40 known or suspected human carcinogens.

May 18, 2017

Toronto - Unifor National President Jerry Dias held a private meeting with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross in Washington today, relaying the views of union members as bilateral trade tensions continue to escalate.