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Contact Information:

Natalie Clancy 
Director of Communications
[email protected] 
Tel: 416-707-5794
Twitter: @UniforTheUnion

Sarah McCue
National Representative, Communications Department
Tel: 416-458-3307
[email protected]

Hamid Osman
National Representative, Communications Department
Tel: 647-448-2823
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Stuart Laidlaw
National Representative, Communications Department
Tel: 647-385-4054
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Kathleen O’Keefe
National Representative, Communications Department
Tel: 416-896-3303
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Christina Mitonidis
National Representative, Communications Department
Tel: 647-327-9371
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Shelley Amyotte
National Representative, Communications Department
Tel: 902-717-7491
[email protected]

Ian Boyko
National Representative, Communications Department
Tel: 778-903-6549
[email protected]

Marie-Andrée L'Heureux
Représentante nationale- responsable des communications
Tel: 514-916-7373
[email protected]


May 28, 2020, 16:12 ET New Brunswick has 'massive double standard' for COVID-19 health guidelines

FREDERICTON, May 28, 2020 /CNW/ - Community members and workers at the AV Group Nackawic pulp mill in Nackawic, NB, are deeply concerned about the company's use of 60 out-of-province contractors and...

May 27, 2020, 16:01 ET Media Advisory - Digital news conference to demand federal government fix CERB

TORONTO, May 27 2020 /CNW/ - Unifor's National President and local union leaders will be speaking out tomorrow to highlight an unfair gap in the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) that is...

May 26, 2020, 13:56 ET Locked out oil and gas workers picket five Co-op properties in rural Saskatchewan

SOUTHEY, SK, May 26, 2020 /CNW/ - Premier Scott Moe's endless dithering on whether or not to impose a settlement from the mediators in the Co-op Refinery lockout has prompted workers to establish...

May 25, 2020, 10:26 ET Unifor partners with Hospitality Workers Training Centre to support hotel and food service workers

TORONTO, May 25, 2020 /CNW/ - Unifor is proud to partner with the Hospitality Workers Training Centre to support laid off workers in hospitality and food service across the Greater Toronto Area....

May 21, 2020, 17:49 ET Unifor tells Federal Finance Committee to close gap in CERB

TORONTO, May 21, 2020 /CNW/ - Unifor reiterated its call for the federal government to grant workers receiving the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) to receive the Supplemental Unemployment...

May 20, 2020, 16:25 ET Unifor considers escalating complaint against Regina Police

REGINA, May 20, 2020 /CNW/ - After revelations that the Regina Police Service kept secret a bomb threat against picketing members, Unifor will examine its options for expanding an existing complaint...

May 20, 2020, 10:37 ET Ford's long-term care inquiry long overdue

TORONTO, May 20, 2020 /CNW/ - Unifor welcomes the Ontario government's announcement to launch an independent commission to investigate Ontario's Long-Term Care (LTC) system, so long as a manageable...

May 19, 2020, 11:25 ET Secondary picket line goes up at Foam Lake cardlock

FOAM LAKE, SK, May 19, 2020 /CNW/ - Federated Co-operatives Limited's refusal to accept the recommendations of Premier Scott Moe's mediators has again affected the fuel supply for farmers, says...

May 13, 2020, 15:59 ET Unifor demands Personal Protective Equipment for all workers in Community Care

TORONTO, May 13, 2020 /CNW/ - Unifor has written to Premier Ford demanding that all Community and Home Care as well as supportive housing facilities be included in provincial directives to so that...

May 11, 2020, 15:46 ET Unifor donates $30,000 to Fort McMurray flood relief

FORT MCMURRAY, AB, May 11, 2020 /CNW/ - Flood relief efforts in Fort McMurray will receive a boost after Unifor Local 707A and Unifor's Social Justice Fund partnered to donate $30,000 to the Wood...

May 11, 2020, 06:00 ET Unifor thanks nurses for quality care and support during pandemic

TORONTO, May 11, 2020 /CNW/ - Unifor stands with workers across the country and around the globe in recognizing and celebrating the outstanding contributions of nurses through release of report...

May 08, 2020, 14:24 ET Unifor welcomes emergency funding for public transit

VANCOUVER, May 8, 2020 /CNW/ - Widespread transit worker layoffs will be averted thanks to emergency funding announced today by the federal and provincial governments, says Unifor. "Passengers and...

May 07, 2020, 21:37 ET Unifor mourns the loss of PSW member due to COVID-19

TORONTO, May 7, 2020 /CNW/ - Unifor mourns the loss of a Local 40 PSW member due to a preventable workplace exposure to COVID-19. "I want to extend my deepest sympathies to his family, as well as his ...

May 07, 2020, 16:53 ET Unifor frontline health care workers in Nova Scotia welcome federal top-up program

HALIFAX, May 7, 2020 /CNW/ - Unifor is pleased to see government respond to Unifor's demands for premium pay for health care workers and welcomes the latest announcement by Premier Stephen McNeil to...

May 07, 2020, 15:01 ET B.C.'s re-opening unrealistic with transit layoffs looming

VICTORIA, May 7, 2020 /CNW/ - The plan to relax COVID-19 restrictions on British Columbia's economy is incomplete if it doesn't include restoring public transit service, says Unifor. "Reliable and...

May 07, 2020, 14:15 ET Unifor applauds collection of race-based data on COVID-19 in Ontario

TORONTO, May 7, 2020 /CNW/ - As Ontario establishes collection of race-based data on COVID-19, Unifor requests responsible collection guidelines and asks other provinces to follow suit. "The...

May 07, 2020, 12:48 ET Many front-line hospital workers left out from Ford pandemic pay

TORONTO, May 7, 2020 /CNW/ - Unifor is calling on Doug Ford to immediately revise the Ontario's pandemic pay premium to include all health care workers. "I applauded Doug Ford when he announced the...

May 07, 2020, 09:17 ET Unifor calls on Ottawa to prioritize air transportation workers

TORONTO, May 7, 2020 /CNW/ - Unifor is calling on the federal government to ensure any financial aid package for the air transportation sector emphasizes workers. "People and business have made...

May 01, 2020, 14:34 ET Western Unifor locals donate more than $50,000 to food banks

VANCOUVER, May 1, 2020 /CNW/ - Unifor locals from Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia have marked International Workers' Day by making donations to local food banks across Western...

May 01, 2020, 14:33 ET Mr. Furnace serves lockout notice to workers during pandemic

ST. CATHERINES, ON, May 1, 2020 /CNW/ - Members of Unifor Local 1999 working at Mr. Furnace have been served notice that they could be locked out of their jobs on Monday, in the midst of a public...

Apr 29, 2020, 15:00 ET Unifor welcomes expanded access to emergency child care in Ontario

TORONTO, April 29, 2020 /CNW/ - Unifor welcomes the Ontario government's announcement today that it will expand access to emergency child care for essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. "In...

Apr 28, 2020, 12:46 ET Media Advisory - Locked out Unifor members hold car rally at Saskatchewan legislature

REGINA, April 28, 2020 /CNW/ - Locked out members of Unifor Local 594 will hold a car rally at the legislature grounds on Wednesday to pressure the provincial government for a legislated solution to...

Apr 28, 2020, 08:01 ET Sunwing joins other airlines applying for COVID-19 wage supplement

TORONTO, April 28, 2020 /CNW/ - Sunwing becomes the third airline to apply for the Canada Emergency Wage Supplement (CEWS) in an effort to maintain as much of their workforce as possible. "We're...

Apr 27, 2020, 20:32 ET Re-opening Ontario's economy requires collaboration with workers

TORONTO, April 27, 2020 /CNW/ - Unifor is cautioning the Ontario government that it must consult with workers before proceeding with plans unveiled today in its framework for reopening the province's ...

Apr 27, 2020, 06:00 ET Unifor says close the scab loophole to federal wage subsidy

TORONTO, April 27, 2020 /CNW/ - Unifor is calling on the federal government to close a loophole in Bill C-14 that will allow unethical employers using scab labour to qualify for the Canada Emergency...