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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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London Day of Action

London Day of Action – Against Caterpillar Inc. (in support of CAW Local 27). Electro-Motive (previously GM Diesel) is now a subsidiary of U.S. industrial giant Caterpillar Inc. Caterpillar is attempting to bulldoze Canadian workers. It is time to fight back!  Nearly 500 unionized workers […]

Rally For Toronto

How to challenge the Conservatives’ Message

In the months ahead the Conservatives will increase their efforts to mislead people about their labour law plans. Some of their messaging will be directed at union members. Here are suggestions for challenging the Conservative message. Be Clear About What Is At Stake Harper and […]

Campaign News For Union Members

Harper and Hudak are promoting changes to labour law that would drive down wages and harm Canadian society Ontario Conservative leader Tim Hudak has announced that he will weaken unions by making major changes to labour laws – if he wins the next Ontario election. […]

James Kilpatrick Passed Away

Local 591G Vice-President James Kilpatrick passed away on Saturday, July 12, 2014. Visitation for Jim Kilpatrick will be on Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 2:00 till 6:00 pm at: Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel at address: 2357 Bloor W, Toronto, ON M6S 1P4, phone: (416) […]

We Have Moved

Our Local has just moved to a new location. We are located now at: Unifor Local 591G, 5045 Orbitor Drive, Bldg. 8, Suite 400, Mississauga, Ontario L4W 4Y4 Phone: 905-212-9309  | Toll Free: 1.800-606-2216  | Fax: 905-212-9834

Mike Zajac Passed Away

Mike Zajac passed away. January 5, 1939 – April 14,2018 Funeral: Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Glendale Funeral Home 3 PM; Viewing with a 3:30 Religious Service in the Chapel, followed by a Reception on site. 1810 Albion Road, Etobicoke, Ontario, M9W 5T1,416 675-9489 In […]
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