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The federal government’s plans to modernize labour standards in the federal jurisdiction can’t happen fast enough says Unifor, after a report on government consultations was released today.

August 30, 2018

TORONTO- There is no excuse for any shortage of school bus drivers when classes start next week, as some Ontario school boards are already warning could happen, Unifor says.

August 21, 2018

TORONTO- Unifor, the union representing employees at Aeroplan and customer sales and service agents at Air Canada has reached out to the businesses after an announcement that Aeroplan will be purchased by a consortium of companies.

Yesterday, the federal government announced $189 million in funding to extend employment insurance coverage for seasonal workers. This news is a victory for processing workers and FFAW-Unifor, who fought hard for these changes.

August 19, 2018

HALIFAX- Unifor donated $80,000 to the Mi'Kmaw Friendship Centre through a fundraiser and Canadian Community Fund.

August 17, 2018

HALIFAX—Renowned advocate for social justice Jean Augustine is the recipient of the 2018 Nelson Mandela Award, presented today at Unifor’s Canada Council in Halifax.

August 16, 2018

HALIFAX - Unifor will celebrate five years of activism at the union’s Canadian Council, taking place August 17-19 at the Halifax Convention Centre, 1650 Argyle Street.

August 16, 2018

THUNDER BAY – After 129 days on the picket line, a collective agreement and a return to work agreement have been reached to end the strike at the Port Arthur Health Centre.

August 15, 2018

Mediator / Arbitrator William Kaplan awarded union members in the Health Care Bargaining Unit an increase in shift and weekend premiums.

August 14, 2018

THUNDER BAY –Unifor Local 229 has reached a tentative agreement with doctors at the Port Arthur Health Centre that if ratified, would end a 128 day strike.

August 13, 2018

ANTIGONISH– Unifor members at three East Coast Credit Union (ECCU) branches in Nova Scotia voted 97 per cent to ratify a new collective agreement.

August 13, 2018

THUNDER BAY – Unifor local 229 is pleased that the board of the Port Arthur Heath Care Centre has agreed to return to the bargaining table tomorrow.

August 10, 2018

THUNDER BAY – Unifor is optimistic bargaining will resume next week to end a 124 day long strike after Unifor ended a brief disruption of services at the Port Arthur Health Centre.