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Monday, April 3, 2017

Surrey- At a joint general meeting of Unifor’s container truck drivers and the United Truckers’ Association (UTA), drivers voted to support the BC NDP in the 2017 provincial election.

WATERLOO, April 2 – Workers, represented by Unifor Local 4304, at the Grand River Transit Authority reached a tentative agreement, averting a strike set to begin in Kitchener-Waterloo and Cambridge on Monday morning.

Regina—Gil Le Dressay, Vice President of Refinery Operations and Scott Doherty, Executive Assistant to the Unifor National President are pleased to announce that the two sides have reached a tentative collective bargaining agreement.

The transit authority’s refusal to augment training and take working conditions seriously will result in service disruption in the Kitchener-Waterloo and Cambridge area.

March 30, 2017
Toronto – A suggestion from the operators of Pearson International Airport that they would be open to selling airport land to private investors should be rejected immediately by the federal government, Unifor National President Jerry Dias says.

WINDSOR, March 30, 2017
The announcement of a $1.2-billion investment by Ford in Windsor is welcomed news and was made possible by Unifor’s successful contract talks with the company last fall.

March 28, 2017

Toronto – A decision by national broadcaster CTV to cut local sports and other programming at several of its stations is another demonstration of the need for urgent action on the crisis in media, Unifor says.

NIAGARA FALLS - March 29, 2017

Unifor joins the Mayor and local politicians at a pubic rally to stop 1,400 job cuts at Niagara Casinos that result from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) modernization program.

HAMILTON, March 27—Fifteen months after more than 100 staff at Hamilton TV station CHCH lost their jobs with no notice and no severance, Unifor has reached a deal to compensate those workers who lost their employment.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Waterloo— Voting on a tentative agreement for Grand River Transit (GRT) drivers has yielded a split result, so transit service will continue during more negotiations.

Unifor invites former General Electric-Canada Peterborough workers, their families, and the community to attend information sessions on Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) claims related to hazardous material exposure at the plant.

March 23, 2017

MONTREAL- Yesterday, Unifor staff and management learned the terrible news of the murder of Daphne Boudreault, daughter of union representative for Local 4511, Éric Boudreault.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Regina—The Sask Party has introduced measures that punish families and could slow the economy even further—exactly the opposite of what the province needs, says Unifor.

OTTAWA, March 22 – While today’s federal budget contains several encouraging elements to grow and strengthen an economy that helps working people and their families, more could have been done, says Unifor National President Jerry Dias.

OTTAWA – Unifor National President Jerry Dias will be in the Centre Block of Parliament as the federal budget is released on Wednesday, and available to do media interviews on what the budget means for working Canadians.