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December 7, 2017

Toronto – School bus drivers at First Student Ajax and First Student Brooklin, represented by Unifor Local 4268, have voted to accept a new four-year collective agreement with the company.

December 7, 2017

Fort McMurray – Unifor welcomes an injunction issued today by the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta prohibiting Suncor from randomly testing union members for drugs or alcohol. 

December 7, 2017

Toronto – Unifor is pleased that all nurses will soon be included in the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder legislation.

Halifax - On December 6, Unifor and Bell Aliant honoured the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women with concrete action by negotiating paid domestic violence leave.

December 6, 2017

Toronto – In honour of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, Unifor and the union’s Social Justice Fund have donated $146,000 to women’s shelters across the country.  

Toronto – More than 7,000 technical workers employed at Bell Technical Solutions in Ontario and Quebec entered negotiations today as Unifor coordinated its bargaining strategy to push for fairness.

Local 601 representing 160 workers at Parkland Refinery Ltd. has reached a three-year tentative agreement exceeding the industry pattern.

December 4, 2017

Vancouver — In a written submission to the Fair Wage Commission, Unifor is recommending an immediate adoption of the $15 minimum wage to alleviate poverty and stimulate the economy.

December 2, 2017

Toronto – Unifor and CN Rail, through the Canadian Community Fund CN Rail Project, have donated $250,000 to the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada.

December 1, 2017

Toronto – More than 50 long term care workers, represented by Unifor, will be at Queen’s Park on Monday, December 4 to advocate for four hours of direct care per resident, per day in long term care. The union activists will be meeting with members of all parties.

December 1, 2017

Toronto –Unifor took the call for improved labour rights to Torex Gold Resources as hundreds of delegates at the union’s Ontario Regional Council protested the recent murders of strikers near a Torex-owned mine in Mexico.

November 29, 2017

Toronto – Unifor Local 4268 has reached a tentative first agreement with First Student Canada in Ajax and Brooklin, averting a strike set to begin Thursday morning.

November 24, 2017
Toronto – Unifor Local 4268 has served First Student Canada with a strike notice effective as of 12:01 a.m. on Thursday November 30, 2017.

November 24, 2017

Edmonton—A bargaining impasse between Unifor Local 21A and AT Films Inc. (RPC BPI Agriculture) has led the union to apply for mediation.