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TORONTO, Jan. 9, 2017 /CNW/ - Unifor welcomes an announcement from the federal and provincial governments to convert loans to the auto industry to grants.

"It is good to see Ottawa and the province recognizing the importance of the auto industry to provide much-needed good jobs and investment in our communities," said Unifor National President Jerry Dias. "All levels of government must work together to show leadership and support for the auto industry."

GANDER, NL, Dec. 20, 2016 /CNW/ - Workers at D-J Composites Inc., a Gander-based aerospace company owned by a U.S. firm, locked out its employees, members of Unifor local 597 late Monday evening.

"The members, skilled aerospace workers, have been trying for nearly two years to respectfully negotiate a reasonable, fair deal and just days before Christmas this American owned company puts its employees out of work. Words can't express my disappointment with this attitude," said Brian Murphy, Unifor National Servicing Representative for the workplace.

TORONTO, Dec. 15, 2016 /CNW/ - Unifor welcomes the implementation of a comprehensive federal asbestos ban by 2018.

"Asbestos is a known killer; this ban will save the lives of Canadian workers," said Unifor National President Jerry Dias. "For years, Unifor has been fighting for this ban as a first step, and while we've stopped future use, the government must continue the work to address damage that has already been done in terms of health and the environment."

TORONTO, Dec. 14, 2016 /CNW/ - School bus drivers with the Toronto public and Catholic school boards will hold a rally Thursday to demand that First Student honour the collective agreement it signed with Unifor just over a month ago.

"Drivers, already paid very little, are not even getting paid all that they are owed," said Unifor Local 4268 President Debbie Montgomery. "Many are left wondering how they will pay the rent this month, let alone buy presents for their kids."

TORONTO, Dec. 14, 2016 /CNW/ - School bus drivers with the Toronto public and Catholic school boards will hold a rally Thursday to demand that First Student honour the collective agreement it signed with Unifor just over a month ago.

"Drivers, already paid very little, are not even getting paid all that they are owed," said Unifor Local 4268 President Debbie Montgomery. "Many are left wondering how they will pay the rent this month, let alone buy presents for their kids."

TORONTO, Dec. 14, 2016 /CNW/ - Unifor economist Jordan Brennan released a response to the report on Atlantic Canadian austerity issued by the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS) citing its findings as 'deeply flawed' and 'misleading'.

TORONTO, Dec. 2, 2016 /CNW/ - Unifor and CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI), in cooperation with registered charity Indspire, have established a scholarship and bursary program for Indigenous students, with the goal of advancing the academic outcomes of Indigenous post-secondary students across Canada.

TORONTO, Dec. 2, 2016 /CNW/ - More than 900 Unifor members, representing Locals from across Ontario, will participate in Unifor's Ontario Regional Council, December 2-4, 2016, at the Sheraton Centre, 123 Queen St W, Toronto.

Delegates will discuss, debate and vote on priorities to chart political action and social justice campaigns for the next year.

Conference keynote speakers include:

TORONTO, Dec. 1, 2016 /CNW/ - Today's report on electoral reform calling for a referendum will only delay much-needed changes to our voting system that Canadians were promised and have been clear in wanting, Unifor says.

"This delay is an undemocratic betrayal of the trust Canadians placed in this government to bring about the reform they were promised. The government needs to show leadership on this issue, and stop delaying," Unifor National President Jerry Dias said. "Canadians have been clear that they want a voting system that makes every vote count."

GATINEAU, QC, Nov. 30, 2016 /CNW/ - Appearing before the CRTC as it discusses the future of local TV news in Canada, Unifor called for strong measures to boost local news programming, including calling for restoration of expanded programming in Italian, Punjabi, Cantonese and Mandarin.

In his address to the hearings, this afternoon, Unifor Media Director Howard Law told the commissioners that the major English-language broadcasters' proposals for local news fall well short of the bar set by the Commission in its landmark policy announcement in June 2016.

VANCOUVER, Nov. 29, 2016 /CNW/ - A decision by the federal government to approve the Trans Mountain Expansion Project is disappointing, Canada's largest union in the private sector says, vowing to continue to speak out on the pipeline.

"The evidence on Kinder Morgan has been very clear from the beginning. The expansion provides too much risk to justify going ahead," said Joie Warnock, Unifor Western Regional Director.

ST. CATHARINES, Nov. 29, 2016 /CNW/ - A two-week strike at Industrial Management Group in Niagara on the Lake is over after Unifor Local 199 reached a tentative agreement with the employer that was ratified by the membership.

"It was the significant union response to support our fair demands and defend the picket line from the employer's attempts to gain access that made a real difference," said National Representative Doug Orr. "Unifor is pleased to report that a settlement was reached after the employer returned to the table for a full day of bargaining."

OTTAWA, Nov. 28, 2016 /CNW/ - A unique roundtable group of labour, business, student and community leaders met today with senior members of the federal cabinet to discuss ways to create more good jobs in this country.

"Today's meeting shows what is possible when we work together," said Unifor National President Jerry Dias, who chaired the day-long meeting of the roundtable.

WINDSOR, ON, Nov. 19, 2016 /CNW/ - Unifor support workers at the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board have ratified a new collective agreement, bringing a five-week work stoppage to an end.

"Our members are pleased to be returning on Monday to resume frontline work to aid students and provide a safe and healthy school environment," said Unifor Local 2458 President Bruce Dickie.

TORONTO, Nov. 10, 2016 /CNW/ - School bus drivers in Toronto and York Region, members of Unifor Local 4268, ratified a new collective agreement setting new standards that could help avoid driver shortages if more widely adopted.

"This contract lays the groundwork for helping attract drivers to the industry, and to avoid future shortages by helping to retain drivers," said Local 4268 President Debbie Montgomery. "For drivers who are members of Unifor in the Toronto and York Region, the job just got better."

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