In Memoriam

Inaugural Northern Ontario Council

A traditional Aboriginal drum ceremony officially welcomed 90 Unifor members to the inaugural Northern Ontario Council held in Thunder Bay on October 21-22. “The challenges are very different here given that members are defined by the unique, vast geography and history of the North,” said […]

Unifor Delivers Petition To Health Ministers

A Unifor delegation handed nearly 35,000 signed petition cards to Ontario Health Minister Dr. Eric Hoskins, asking him to hand the cards over to Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott at the October 18 federal and provincial health ministers meeting in Toronto. “We present these cards […]

Unifor Welcomes Repeal Of Harper Anti-Union Bills

With the passage of Bill C-4 to repeal two anti-union bills, a significant step was taken this week to undo the Harper Government’s legacy. “These bills were a direct attack on the rights of working people, and a deliberate attempt to weaken unions in their […]

Enhanced CPP Must Match or Surpass ORPP

The renewed dialogue between the Ontario and federal governments on the Canada Pension Plan and the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan is promising news, Unifor says. Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa confirmed that, under a new deal, the federal government will facilitate registration, share data and […]

Unifor Lauds Much-Needed Local News Review

Unifor, Canada’s largest private-sector union, lauded the by the federal government announcement that it will be launching an investigation into the decline of media and its effect on Canadian society. “The ability of Canadian media to independently and thoroughly cover local, national and international news […]

Local 114 First Canada

Members of Unifor Local 114, representing transit workers Cowichan Valley Regional District working for First Canada, have ratified a new collective agreement, averting a strike or lockout. The new deal is for four years and will see an additional 20 cents per hour in each […]

Unifor 10-B partners with Domtar and TRU

Unifor, industry, and the university in Kamloops have partnered to better prepare students for job opportunities in the skilled trades. A memorandum of understanding was signed on July 28 between Unifor 10B, Domtar, and Thompson Rivers University to enhance the quality of trades training in […]

Kitimat Labour Dispute Could End With Agreement

A deal to end the 12-week old strike in Kitimat could be near, says the union representing 127 workers at the District. Unifor says that it is eager to negotiate an end to the strike but language agreed to previously has been taken off of […]

Victoria Coast Guard Base Experiences Major Outages

Communication outages over the last 24 hours at the Victoria Marine Communication and Traffic Services (MCTS) centre underscores the threat to safety posed by federal coast guard cuts, says the union representing coast guard communication officers. During outages, coast guard officers cannot respond to distress […]

Auto Parts Workers Build Solidarity

In meetings across Ontario this month, Unifor auto parts locals are working together, building solidarity and discussing bargaining strategies in hopes of improving their collective agreements in the next rounds of negotiations. “The people in this room have the answers,” Unifor Ontario Region Director Katha […]

Health Care Workers Win Wage Increases

Members of Unifor Locals 229 and 1359 ratified a collective agreement with the Ontario Hospital Association, with a vote of more than 80% in favour of the agreement. The agreement includes annual wage increases and benefit enhancements, in addition to other gains for a variety […]

Women’s Advocate Program Goes International

Unifor is working with the International Transportation Federation to take its ground-breaking Women’s Advocate Program worldwide. “We are looking forward to learning from each other,” said Unifor Women’s Director Lisa Kelly. As part of the project, Jodi Evans from ITF Women and Sheela Naikwade, divisional […]

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In Memoriam 2005

In Memoriam 2005: The Officers and Members of Local 591G offer their sincere condolences to the families and friends of the following deceased members: HARRY G. BURNS 11/08/05 ALBERT WORRALL 10/11/05 ANNE DONOGHUE 10/07/05 BART ENGLISH 08/07/05 CARL DOYLE 08/06/05 CHARLOTTE ESCHRICH 04/25/05 DAVID CAMPBELL […]

In Memoriam 2006

In Memoriam 2006: The Officers and Members of Local 591G offer their sincere condolences to the families and friends of the following deceased members: ALEXANDER CAMPBELL 07/05/06 ALEXANDER MCBRIDE 01/23/06 ALVIN MCCASLIN 09/25/06 ANNE MEIER 01/27/06 ANTONIO GARITO 09/14/06 APOSTOLOS MORIHOVITIS 03/21/06 ARMAND VANDALL 09/20/06 […]

In Memoriam 2007

In Memoriam 2007: The Officers and Members of Local 591G offer their sincere condolences to the families and friends of the following deceased members: ADAIR, EDWARD 02/01/07 ARMSTRONG, MIKE 11/08/07 ARNETT, LORNA 13/06/07 BAIER, HANS 21/02/07 BAKER, JAMES S. 11/02/07 BANKI, ALEXANDER 14/05/07 BARKER, NORMAN […]

In Memoriam 2008

In Memoriam 2008: The Officers and Members of Local 591G offer their sincere condolences to the families and friends of the following deceased members: ADOMAVICIUS, LEONAS 30/01/08 BACKUS, GARY (L91-O) 30/12/08 BANTOCK, PETER N (L91-O) 29/10/08 BAZUK, EVELYN 06/03/08 BEARD, THELMA 04/05/08 BOTT, KENNETH 21/06/08 […]

In Memoriam 2009

In Memoriam 2009: The Officers and Members of Local 591G offer their sincere condolences to the families and friends of the following deceased members: ARBOUR, NEIL N. 24/06/09 BARBIERO, LINO 16/07/09 BAXTER, ROBERT E 20/12/09 BEAN, WILLIAM 09/02/09 BOWE, GLADYS 02/01/10 BURNS, ROSS.J 21/08/09 BURDITT, […]

In Memoriam 2010

In Memoriam 2010: The Officers and Members of Local 591G offer their sincere condolences to the families and friends of the following deceased members: ADAIR, JAMES 29/05/2010 ALEXANDER, BETTY 17/07/2010 ALLEN, WALTER A. 13/09/2010 ALISON, MARY 05/11/2010 ARMOUR, CATHERINE 05/12/2010 BACON, CLAIRE JOAN 16/09/2010 BAKER, […]

In Memoriam 2011

In Memoriam 2011: The Officers and Members of Local 591G offer their sincere condolences to the families and friends of the following deceased members: ARENDSE, UNITY 09/09/2011 BARNES, ROBERT FRANK 22/06/2011 BLANCHARD, THERESA 21/10/2011 BONAMASSO, JOSEPH 02/09/2011 BOYD, NORMAN 31/08/2011 BROWN, HAROLD 04/08/2011 BROWN, RONALD […]

In Memoriam 2012

In Memoriam 2012: The Officers and Members of Local 591G offer their sincere condolences to the families and friends of the following deceased members: ALLENBY, GARDNER 18/032012 ANDREYCHUK, ROBERT 16/10/2012 ARMSTRONG, RONALD S 21/10/2012 ASQUITH, NORMAN T. 22/01/2012 BEATTY, HERBERT A 12/05/2012 BIANCHINI, FRANCA 24/10/2012 […]

In Memoriam 2013

In Memoriam 2013: The Officers and Members of Local 591G offer their sincere condolences to the families and friends of the following deceased members: BEAVEN, EDWARD E FEB.18.2013 BENNETT, ROBERT J. DEC.13,2013 BODIE, JAMES FEB.12.2013 BUSH, KENNETH G. APR.17.2013 CAREY, MILDRED JAN.27.2013 COORT, LUDOVICUS W. […]

In Memoriam 2014

In Memoriam 2014: The Officers and Members of Local 591G offer their sincere condolences to the families and friends of the following deceased members: AGIUS, JOSEPH MAR.24,2014 BARTLEY, NORMA MAR.02,2014 BERTRAM, RUSSELL A. FEB.28,2014 BIRD, MARGARET NOV.15,2014 BLAKE, DAVID JAN.10,2014 BULLED, REGINALD C. JUNE15,2014 BYNG, […]

In Memoriam 2015

The Officers and Members of Local 591G offer their sincere condolences to the families and friends of the following deceased members: AMOS, ROBERT D. JUNE23,2015 BEISCHER, LAURENCE H. JULY 2,2015 BLACK, JANE NOV.10,2015 BOSSE, ROLAND NOV.12,2015 BOXEM, BARTHOLOMEUS AUG.27,2015 BRAUND, EDWARD NOV.11,2015 BRIFFA, FRANCES AUG. […]

In Memoriam 2016

The Officers and Members of Local 591G offer their sincere condolences to the families and friends of the following deceased members: ALLEN, EDGAR H. JAN.  7, 2016 ALLEN, J. LLOYD MAY 4, 2016 ANDERSON, FRANCIS (BUD) G. SEPT. 17, 2016 ANDREWS, SANDRA FEB. 11, 2016 […]
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