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July 17, 2017

Toronto– A renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement must include fundamental changes, including enforceable labour and environmental standards and the elimination of the disputes settlement system, Unifor tells the federal government.

July 14, 2017

Kitimat—Members of Unifor Local 2301 have voted 99.5% in favour of a strike if a fair deal cannot be reached at the bargaining table before July 23.

July 13, 2017

Campbell River—Unifor has reached a tentative agreement with Nyrstar at its Campbell River ore mine.

July 12, 2017

Toronto—Unifor is responding to the wildfire crisis in BC’s Interior with a $100,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross, and is encouraging its local unions and members to give.

July 12, 2017

St. John’s – On Tuesday, Unifor issued a formal letter to Newfoundland and Labrador Labour Minister Gerry Byrne detailing ongoing union-busting efforts by U.S.-based employer D-J Composites toward its workforce in Gander.

July 11, 2017

Toronto – The auto industry is essential to Canada and the United States, and any renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement must help workers in all three countries, a joint statement by Unifor and the United Autoworkers says.

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.

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