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16:58 ET Notice of an Indefinite General Strike From Dockworkers at the Port of Montreal

Montreal Port Authority deplores the conflict between The Maritime Employers Association and the Longshoremen Union Resulting in major impacts on...


Aug 06, 2020, 17:51 ET Media Advisory - Unifor to begin negotiations August 12th with Detroit Three automakers

TORONTO, Aug. 6, 2020 /CNW/ - Unifor will begin formal contract talks with the Detroit Three automakers, Fiat Chrysler, Ford and General Motors, to...


Aug 06, 2020, 16:48 ET Unifor urges retaliation for unfair aluminum tariffs

TORONTO, Aug. 6, 2020 /CNW/ - The re-imposition of punitive tariffs on Canadian aluminum exports by the U.S. Department of Commerce warrants a swift...


Aug 06, 2020, 11:34 ET Long-term care review must happen quickly to protect workers and residents

HALIFAX, NS, Aug. 6, 2020 /CNW/ - The union representing the majority of workers at Northwood Manor willingly participated in the government-led...


Aug 04, 2020, 16:32 ET Media Advisory - CMA to host 153rd annual meeting virtually

OTTAWA, ON, Aug. 4, 2020 /CNW/ - On August 23, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) will be hosting its 153rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) and...


Aug 04, 2020, 12:15 ET More Canadian musicians adding their voice in support of the "CARE NOT PROFITS" advocacy campaign to reinvest profits back into Ontario's long-term care system

Chantal Kreviazuk, The Sheepdogs, Basia Bulat, Born Ruffians, and Tokyo Police Club latest to support the growing campaign to reform Ontario's...


Jul 31, 2020, 15:23 ET Government of Canada invests in measures to boost protections for Temporary Foreign Workers and Address COVID-19 Outbreaks on Farms

GATINEAU, QC, July 31, 2020 /CNW/ - Since the very beginning of this pandemic, the Government of Canada has taken a number of important steps to...


Jul 30, 2020, 23:38 ET Strike averted as Dominion store workers reach tentative agreement

ST. JOHN'S, NL, July 31, 2020 /CNW/ - Unifor Local 597 and Loblaw Companies Limited have reached a tentative collective agreement, avoiding strike...


Jul 30, 2020, 18:58 ET Staffing Study Gets Much Right on Long-Term Care, ONA Urges Action Backed up by Funding

TORONTO, July 30, 2020 /CNW/ - The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) says the new report on long-term care staffing levels makes many effective...


Jul 30, 2020, 16:39 ET "Enough talk. We need bold action now.": a coalition of unions representing front-line healthcare workers respond to Ontario's long-term care staffing study

TORONTO, July 30, 2020 /CNW/ - Unions that represent front-line healthcare workers across the long-term care sector issued the below joint statement...


Jul 30, 2020, 16:08 ET Dominion store strike deadline looms

ST. JOHN'S, NL, July 30, 2020 /CNW/ - Negotiations to renew the collective agreement between Unifor and Loblaw Companies Limited are coming down to...


Jul 29, 2020, 17:02 ET Carpenters' Union Removes Union Member Over Racist Act on Job Site - Zero Tolerance for Bigotry and Hate in Construction Industry

TORONTO, July 29, 2020 /CNW/ - In response to a racist and hateful act at an Eglinton Crosstown LRT jobsite, Carpenters Local 27 requested and...


Jul 29, 2020, 15:29 ET The Stakes are High for Long-Term Care Residents and Staff as Government Announces Commission

TORONTO, July 29, 2020 /CNW/ - Noting that the "stakes are high for those who live and work in long-term care," the Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) ...


Jul 29, 2020, 14:59 ET "It's time for immediate action in long-term care": a coalition of unions representing frontline healthcare workers respond to Ontario's long-term care commission

TORONTO, July 29, 2020 /CNW/ - SEIU Healthcare, CUPE Ontario, and Unifor, unions that represent healthcare workers across the long-term care sector,...


Jul 29, 2020, 14:40 ET "It's time for immediate action in long-term care": a coalition of unions representing frontline healthcare workers respond to Ontario's long-term care commission

TORONTO, July 29, 2020 /CNW/ - SEIU Healthcare, CUPE Ontario, and Unifor, unions that represent healthcare workers across the long-term care sector,...


Jul 28, 2020, 15:00 ET Media Advisory - The Ottawa Hospital Nurses to Protest Bills 124, 195

Nurses rally at Goldie Ghamari, MPP's office OTTAWA, ON, July 28, 2020 /CNW/ - Front-line registered nurses, nurse practitioners, registered...


Jul 27, 2020, 16:21 ET Kenora Jail staff save inmate lives

KENORA, ON, July 27, 2020 /CNW/ - OPSEU is praising the heroic actions of correctional staff at the Kenora Jail that saved the lives of five inmates...


Jul 27, 2020, 13:18 ET Thousands join call for the Nursing Home Basic Care Guarantee

TORONTO, July 27, 2020 /CNW/ - Close to 6,000 nurses, nursing students, other health professionals and members of the public have joined the call by...


Jul 27, 2020, 10:52 ET Canadian singer-songwriter, Sarah Harmer, performing Facebook concert session in support of "CARE NOT PROFITS" advocacy campaign to reinvest profits back into the long-term care system

TORONTO, July 27, 2020 /CNW/ - On Thursday, July 30 at 8:00pm EDT, Canadian singer-songwriter, Sarah Harmer, will perform a Facebook Live concert...


Jul 25, 2020, 14:22 ET Unifor members ratify major gains at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

VANCOUVER, BC, July 25, 2020 /CNW/ - Members of Unifor Local 4275 overwhelmingly ratified a three-year contract that offers greater job protection...


Jul 24, 2020, 14:29 ET Women journalists experience increased gender inequality during pandemic

TORONTO, July 24, 2020 /CNW/ - Women journalists are reporting an increase in gender inequality during the COVID-19 pandemic, as more than half say...


Jul 24, 2020, 13:36 ET Dominion store workers deliver overwhelming strike mandate

ST. JOHN'S, NL, July 24, 2020 /CNW/ - Unifor members at Dominion grocery stores across Newfoundland have delivered an overwhelming 94% strike...


Jul 24, 2020, 09:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Repeal Bills 124 and 195: St. Mary's General Hospital Nurses Rally Tomorrow at Local MPP's Office/

ELMIRA, ON, July 23, 2020 /CNW/ - Nurses from St. Mary's General Hospital will hold a peaceful rally at Kitchener-Conestoga MPP Mike Harris's office...


Jul 24, 2020, 09:00 ET /R E P E A T -- MEDIA ADVISORY - Front-Line Registered Nurses, Registered Practical Nurses, and Health-care Professionals Call for Repeal of Bills 124, 195/

Nurses to hold protest at MPP Lorne Coe's Whitby office Friday WHITBY, ON, July 23, 2020 /CNW/ - Front-line registered nurses, registered practical...


Jul 23, 2020, 18:11 ET Global News job cuts highlight need for government action

TORONTO, July 23, 2020 /CNW/ - Job cuts at Global News operations in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia highlight the need for immediate...