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Local 601 representing 160 workers at Parkland Refinery Ltd. has reached a three-year tentative agreement exceeding the industry pattern.

December 4, 2017

Vancouver — In a written submission to the Fair Wage Commission, Unifor is recommending an immediate adoption of the $15 minimum wage to alleviate poverty and stimulate the economy.

December 2, 2017

Toronto – Unifor and CN Rail, through the Canadian Community Fund CN Rail Project, have donated $250,000 to the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada.

December 1, 2017

Toronto – More than 50 long term care workers, represented by Unifor, will be at Queen’s Park on Monday, December 4 to advocate for four hours of direct care per resident, per day in long term care. The union activists will be meeting with members of all parties.

December 1, 2017

Toronto –Unifor took the call for improved labour rights to Torex Gold Resources as hundreds of delegates at the union’s Ontario Regional Council protested the recent murders of strikers near a Torex-owned mine in Mexico.

November 29, 2017

Toronto – Unifor Local 4268 has reached a tentative first agreement with First Student Canada in Ajax and Brooklin, averting a strike set to begin Thursday morning.

November 24, 2017
Toronto – Unifor Local 4268 has served First Student Canada with a strike notice effective as of 12:01 a.m. on Thursday November 30, 2017.

November 24, 2017

Edmonton—A bargaining impasse between Unifor Local 21A and AT Films Inc. (RPC BPI Agriculture) has led the union to apply for mediation.

November 24, 2017

Toronto –Unifor Local 4268 will provide an update on the status of contract negotiations for school bus drivers with First Student Canada.

November 24, 2017

Toronto – Unifor is calling for immediate action following the release of a survey that found nearly half of women journalists polled around the world reported facing gender-based violence in the workplace.

November 22, 2017

Toronto – Unifor members across Ontario are welcoming new employment law changes that will make workplaces fairer, make it easier to join a union and exercise workplace rights.

November 21, 2017

Mexico City –As round five of NAFTA renegotiations ended, Unifor called Mexico’s announcement that it will increase the minimum wage insufficient.

November 21, 2017
Winnipeg—Unifor says that Brian Pallister’s conservative government is a “one trick pony”...

November 20, 2017

Mexico City – Unifor National President Jerry Dias will visit the site where two striking Mexican miners were brutally murdered near the Media Luna mine in Guerrero State, Mexico.