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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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Harper Can’t be Trusted

Welcome to CEP’s “Election 2011” campaign page. Here you will find out about the issues our union wants covered in this election, our position on those issues and our views on other election issues as they arise. After five years of fighting for jobs and […]

Paper mill conversion “great news”

Union tells Harper’s gov’t to take note: The president of Canada’s largest forestry union says today’s announcement on the sale of the Prince Albert mill in Saskatchewan is “proof that if workers, governments and businesses work together on renewing Canada’s forest industry, great things can […]

Newspaper On Strike

Ming Pao workers fight for first contract at Toronto newspaper: Members of CEP Local 87-M went on strike September 21st against Ming Pao, a large Chinese language newspaper in Toronto, in what has become a tough fight over basic union rights. The 135 members have […]

Support Rally

The Officers Of The CEP Region Invite You To A Strike Support Rally And BBQ. CEP members at Ming Pao, members of Local 87M have been on strike since September 21st, 2011. We are asking you to join us in support of our Sisters and […]


Mexico City: CEP President Dave Coles joins telecom and IT union leaders in Mexico at a rally for Atento call centre workers who are fighting to form a union. Ontario Administrative Vice-President Barb Dolan also attended the rally and is meeting with the Mexican Labour […]

Camps fall…

Toronto, Ottawa camps fall to police backed by bylaws: The Occupy movement in Canada changed fundamentally Wednesday with the removal of protesters in both the country’s largest city and its capital.

This follows removals of camps in Calgary, Quebec City and Victoria on Tuesday, and the […]

CEP Women’s Conference

CEP women’s conference targets violence against women. Highlights include address by the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean. Dec. 6th march and rally. One of Canada’s largest unions, the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union, is bringing together more than 350 women from across Canada for a conference […]

Mayor’s boycott of Star reporters…

 Mayor’s boycott of Toronto Star reporters a threat to all journalists: The union representing journalists, and other employees, at the Toronto Star is throwing its weight behind complaints against Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s boycott of Star reporters. Paul Morse, president of Local 87-M of the […]

Biggest merger ever?

The Star. Two of the country’s most prominent unions are quietly holding merger talks in what could become the biggest consolidation in Canadian labour history. In a response to harder times for organized labour in a tough economy, leaders of the Canadian Auto Workers union […]

CAW, CEP Talk…

CAW, CEP Talk About Creating New Larger UnionPublished The Huffington Post Canada 
 By Rachel Mendleson In the face of diminishing power and a hostile economic climate, two of Canada’s largest labour unions are considering joining forces and rebuilding from the ground up. The Canadian […]

Paper mill vs ‘job blackmail’

Published Chronicle HeraldBy Brett Bundale Paper mill workers’ unions vow to stand up against ‘job blackmail’.  In an industry marred by pink slips, mill shutdowns and production cuts, a group of forestry workers is banding together against “job blackmail.” Resolute Forest Products Inc. mill workers […]

NDP Leadership 2012

On March 24th, 2012 New Democrats will help elect a new leader of our party. This leadership convention is vital not just to the party but also to the labour movement. Labour needs a strong New Democratic Party and we need a leader of that […]
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