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February 28, 2017

TORONTO –The long fight for severance money owed to workers at a closed Navistar plant in southwestern Ontario concluded this week with an arbitrated decision awarding all entitled workers their outstanding payments under the Employment Standards Act.

February 27, 2017

Vancouver—Unifor calls out the BC government after today’s announcement as hundreds of thousands of British Columbians will still earn a poverty wage after the minimum rises to $11.35 this fall.

February 27, 2017

Waterloo—Transit service in the Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge area could be disrupted later this month if the municipality doesn’t reach a fair deal with transit workers represented by Unifor.

February 23, 2017

Toronto – Unifor members at Bell Craft have ratified a new four-year collective agreement.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Edmonton—Workers at the Labatt facility in Edmonton will begin bargaining a new contract with AB Inbev this week.

“Unifor members at Labatts are united in their call for fair wages and benefits,” said Todd Romanow, Unifor National Representative.

TORONTO – Unifor calls on the international Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) to respect Tuesday’s court ruling and the democratic rights of ATU Local 113 members.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Victoria—With an election around the corner, BC Liberal Premier Christy Clark tried to mask tax cuts as real help for working people and families.

February 20, 2017

Toronto – Unifor is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) President Bob White.

February 16, 2017

Ottawa - Unifor members lent their voices to the call to free imprisoned Bangladesh trade unionists at a rally held today outside the Bangladesh High Commission in Ottawa.

February 15, 2017

TORONTO– After more than a week of solidarity actions, the workers at Vast Auto in Brampton have ratified a collective agreement that will help lift the workers out of their poverty-level wages.

February 15, 2017

TORONTO – Canada’s trade deal with the European Union is still a long way from full implementation, and Unifor is pledging to continue pushing back in favour of fair trade to benefit working people.

TORONTO, February 9 – A rally will be held Friday in Scarborough for workers at Vast Auto, forced on strike last weekend by an employer refusing to pay them more than poverty-level wages despite the rapidly rising cost of living.

February 9, 2017

Regina—Premier Brad Wall’s open musing about privatizing SaskTel reeks of desperation and breaks a key election promise he made on March 15, 2016.

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TORONTO, February 7 – As part of its effort to advance a united labour movement, Unifor will make a statement and offer solidarity to the TTC union that is dealing with an American take over.

Toronto - Unifor stands in solidarity with Canadian Union of Brewery and General Workers (CUBGW) members, forced on strike by Molson Coors since January 12.

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