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May 8, 2017

(Toronto) – One of the two classifications of nurses, registered practical nurses (RPNs) will have a tough time celebrating Nursing Week this week.

Campbell River—Workers at the Myra Falls mine were surprised to learn that an area BC Liberal candidate was taking credit for the mine’s re-opening.

May 2, 2017

Toronto – This Friday, the Canadian labour movement comes together in Toronto to celebrate the life of a true hero from among its ranks, Bob White.

May 2, 2017

TORONTO — Two Ontario nurses were at Queen’s Park to tell MPPs from all parties that they want “something meaningful” for Nursing Week this May.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Vancouver—After months of bargaining, a four-year tentative agreement between Unifor and Loomis Express was signed late Sunday night.

May 1, 2017

Toronto – More than 360 workers set up picket lines at a Nestlé Canada manufacturing plant in Toronto this morning after contract negotiations between Unifor Local 252 and the chocolate giant broke down.

“We need MPP’s help to end violence against health care staff,” say nurses at Queen’s Park Tuesday, looking for all party support for changes to Criminal Code

April 27, 2017

Toronto – Unifor calls the introduction of Ontario’s youth pharmacare program a promising start, despite the program’s limitations.

Regina—Unifor is calling on the Sask Party government to disclose why it is in such a hurry to make Bill 40 law, especially given an election promise to keep Crown corporations public.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Vancouver—Contract talks between Unifor and Loomis Express may not be progressing enough to avoid job action, according to Unifor’s chief negotiator at the table.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Regina—Another Brad Wall election promise was broken today as the Sask Party government used its majority to force through legislation to enable privatization of Crown corporations. “

April 25, 2017
(Halifax) – Unifor leaders and activists will gather with community partners on the steps of the Nova Scotia Legislature on Wednesday to demand the government restore funding to long-term care in the province.

April 25, 2017

Toronto—The re-introduction of duties on Canadian softwood exports will endanger upwards of 25,000 good jobs in nearly every region of the country, according to Unifor.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Ottawa—Canada’s 202,000 forestry workers are waiting with bated breath to see if Prime Minister Trudeau has a plan to deal with U.S. lumber tariffs—which could be levied as early as Tuesday.

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