April 10, 2014
Toyota no longer following the Toyota Way
Much of what attracted me to a job at Toyota 17 years ago — besides good pay, benefits and a pension, of course — was that the company had a reputation for listening to its employees and working with them on issues facing the plant...
April 10, 2014
Inspired by today’s members, and tomorrow’s
This past week, it has been my incredible honour to stand beside workers – members of Unifor, and those working to join – as they stood up for their rights and for a voice in their communities...
December 20, 2013
Time to modernize rail service
It’s time that Canada developed a modern passenger rail service in this country. That means more frequent trains to better meet the needs of Canadian travelers, whether for business or pleasure, and the introduction of high speed rails in our busiest travel corridors, such as Toronto to Montreal or Calgary to Edmonton. From that would come jobs, helping to reduce unemployment, while providing some level of hope to our young people for more than contract jobs and precarious employment.
November 21, 2013
Top 10 honour reflects Unifor’s great work and hope for the future
Today Maclean’s, Canada’s national English-language magazine, has named me as one of Canada’s Top 10 most important people, in the cover story of the current issue. This is a great honour, of course, but it’s not about me. This about all the hard work Unifor has been doing to address the issues confronting Canadians today.
November 14, 2013
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
The United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women has been observed on November 25th each year since 2000. It is an occasion for governments, international organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to raise public awareness of violence against women.
October 28, 2013
Reading CETA’s tea leaves
What we know about the proposed free trade deal with Europe announced “in-principle” just over a week ago comes to us through leaks and press releases from those generally in favour of the deal.