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November 16, 2017

Mexico City – Unifor National President Jerry Dias will participate in a forum organized by Mexican labour unions before addressing thousands of Mexican workers at a rally outside of the NAFTA negotiations.

November 16, 2017

Vancouver—In testimony to the province’s Fair Wage Commission, Unifor will advise the government that there is no time to waste in giving BC’s lowest paid workers an overdue raise.

November 15, 2017

Toronto – A new poll reveals the vast majority of Canadians feel the government needs to secure progressive improvements to labour, environmental and other social issues in NAFTA or be prepared to walk away from a bad trade deal.

November 13, 2017

Toronto – Unifor Local 444 members at the Dresden and Point Edward Casinos have ratified new three-year contracts with Gateway Casinos & Entertainment.

November 10, 2017

TORONTO – A tentative agreement has been reached between Gateway Casinos & Entertainment and Unifor Local 444, representing approximately 250 workers at the Dresden and Point Edward Casinos.

November 9, 2017

TORONTO – Unifor is disappointed and concerned by reports surfacing out of Vietnam that a deal has been reached to resurrect the defunct Trans-Pacific Partnership by suspending certain clauses of the deal.

November 8, 2017

VANCOUVER – Unifor members at Brink’s Canada Ltd. in British Columbia have ratified a new four-year contract.

November 7, 2017

TORONTO- Unifor says federal legislation aimed at confronting workplace violence and harassment is a necessary and vital action that should be implemented quickly.

November 7, 2017

TORONTO – Unifor is supporting today’s announcement by the Ontario government which would see an increase of 5,000 new beds and four hours of daily care in long term care, in addition to other improvements for seniors.

November 2, 2017

TORONTO—Amendments to the U.S.-imposed duties on softwood lumber exports doesn’t change the crisis facing Canada’s forestry industry, says Unifor.

November 2, 2017

TORONTO – Unifor repeated the call today for multiple amendments to Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, at the final public hearing on the proposed legislation.

October 31, 2017

OTTAWA—Unifor has taken its concerns about pending workplace surveillance legislation to the federal Privacy Commissioner in an open letter published today.

October 30, 2017

WASHINGTON – Unifor National President Jerry Dias and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross have agreed that addressing the core issue of low Mexican wages is the key to breaking the impasse at NAFTA renegotiations.

October 29, 2017

TORONTO – Brink’s Canada Ltd. workers in two Unifor bargaining groups, one in Ottawa region and the other covering the remainder of Ontario, have ratified new four-year contracts.

October 26, 2017

TORONTO– Unifor will join industry and government officials today at the Ontario Premier’s auto roundtable, where the union will outline the failings of the North American Free Trade Agreement and the changes that must be made.