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Apr 23, 2019, 08:01 ET Hospitality Workers to Canadian Niagara Hotels: Tolerance for Sexual Assault is Inexcusable

NIAGARA FALLS, ON, April 23, 2019 /CNW/ - Rainforest Cafe workers in Niagara Falls – out on strike since April 7 – are bravely coming forward to share their experiences of sexual assault at work....


Mar 28, 2018, 18:01 ET Niagara Restaurant Workers Vote to Unionize

NIAGARA FALLS, ON, March 28, 2018 /CNW/ - Today 77 restaurant servers, bussers, and hostesses with the Rainforest Cafe at 4915 Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls voted to join Workers United Canada...


Dec 05, 2017, 05:30 ET Fitness Workers Make History by Ratifying First Collective Agreement in Industry

TORONTO, Dec. 5, 2017 /CNW/ - On Monday evening, Personal Trainers at GoodLife Fitness in Toronto, Ajax and Peterborough voted to ratify the first union contract in the North American fitness...


Sep 22, 2017, 05:30 ET Our Health Matters Too: Employees Demand Paid Sick Days from Canada's Largest Fitness Chain

TORONTO, Sept. 22, 2017 /CNW/ - Personal Trainers at GoodLife Fitness will take to the streets on Sunday, September 24 at 11:00 am with their supporters and clients in a "Fun Run for Paid Sick Days"...


Aug 19, 2017, 06:00 ET UNIQLO workers at Toronto Eaton Centre move to unionize

TORONTO, Aug. 19, 2017 /CNW/ - UNIQLO employees at the Toronto Eaton Centre are eager to form a union after filing an application this week with the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB). The OLRB...


Jul 27, 2017, 07:00 ET Winnipeg Tim Hortons Workers Vote to Unionize

WINNIPEG, July 27, 2017 /CNW/ - In an inspiring win for food service workers, Tim Hortons staff at the Lombard Avenue restaurant in Winnipeg voted to join Workers United Canada Council. The 15...


Jul 12, 2017, 10:59 ET Parents deserve to have a good life too: Gym members and staff upset about closure of child minding programs at GoodLife Fitness

TORONTO, July 12, 2017 /CNW/ - GoodLife Fitness, Canada's largest fitness chain, has shocked gym members, employees and the community with an abrupt decision to axe their JUMP child minding service....


Jul 11, 2017, 05:45 ET Nygård should compensate Cambodian workers after factory closure

WINNIPEG, July 11, 2017 /CNW/ - The sudden closure of a garment factory linked to Canadian and UK brands has left 208 workers in Cambodia without jobs or compensation. A year later these workers are...


Apr 19, 2017, 06:00 ET GoodLife personal trainers and clients demand respect for fitness workers

TORONTO, AJAX and PETERBOROUGH, ON, April 19, 2017 /CNW/ - Personal Trainers at GoodLife Fitness, Canada's largest fitness chain, are launching a public campaign "Respect Fitness Workers" to demand...


Apr 11, 2017, 06:00 ET Labour Board finds that Manitoba Harvest violated rights of workers seeking unionization

WINNIPEG, April 11, 2017 /CNW/ - The Manitoba Labour Board released its long-awaited decision in the complaint of unfair labour practices filed by Workers United Canada Council in November 2015. The...


Sep 15, 2016, 07:30 ET Winnipeg KFC & Taco Bell branch unionizes with Workers United

WINNIPEG, Sept. 15, 2016 /CNW/ - Employees at a KFC/Taco Bell branch in Winnipeg have received union certification by the Manitoba Labour Board and will be represented by Workers United Canada...


Jul 07, 2016, 08:00 ET Historic win as GoodLife Personal Trainers vote yes for a union

TORONTO, July 7, 2016 /CNW/ - Over 600 GoodLife Fitness Personal Trainers in the City of Toronto voted yes to being represented by Workers United Canada Council in a ballot count conducted yesterday...


Jun 11, 2015, 10:30 ET Winnipeg Tim Hortons Restaurant to be Represented by Workers United

WINNIPEG, June 11, 2015 /CNW/ - Thirty-five workers from a Winnipeg Tim Hortons restaurant will now be represented by Workers United Canada Council following a decision from the Manitoba Labour...


Dec 09, 2014, 09:30 ET Union Launches Annual Holiday Clothing Drive for Local Toronto Shelters

TORONTO, Dec. 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Workers United has launched its annual holiday clothing drive and will be distributing new apparel items to women, men, and children at local member agency shelters in...


Oct 28, 2014, 06:00 ET WoodGreen workers vote to ratify collective agreement

TORONTO, Oct. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Workers from WoodGreen Community Services voted 81% in favour of a new three year collective agreement ending a two week long strike at the organization. Over 500...


Oct 22, 2014, 06:00 ET Union proposes binding arbitration to end near two week long strike at WoodGreen Community Services

TORONTO, Oct. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Last night, striking workers from WoodGreen Community Services, rejected WoodGreen's final contract offer at a Ministry of Labour led ratification vote. Workers voted...


Oct 16, 2014, 05:45 ET WoodGreen management salaries swell while striking workers demand fair wages

TORONTO, Oct. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - As WoodGreen Community Services workers enter into their second week of strike action, figures from Ontario's Public Sector Salary Disclosure list reveal how WoodGreen...


Oct 09, 2014, 05:30 ET Workers from one of Toronto's largest community agencies to walk off the job

TORONTO, Oct. 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Workers from WoodGreen Community Services, one of Toronto's largest community-based agencies with over 500 workers and 32 office locations, are taking strike action...