Toronto - June 13, 2013 - Sobeys, through its corporate parent Empire Foods, announced on Wednesday an agreement to purchase the assets and operations of Canada Safeway. The sale is expected to close in the fall of 2013.
Montreal – June 10, 2013 –The announcement of a new investment of $55 Million to expand the Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Canada (GMCR Canada) coffee factory located in the Saint-Michel area in Montréal has been met enthusiastically by UFCW Canada Local 501 which represents unionized workers at the facility.
Toronto – June 11, 2013 – UFCW Canada activists joined thousands of community members across the country in walking and sending letters to demand an equal future for First Nations children on June 11th, the National Day of Reconciliation with Aboriginal communities. Dozens of National Office staff and Local Union activists signed letters to Government Boss Stephen Harper and other Members of Parliament demanding support for culturally-based equity for First Nations children, and then walked to a nearby mailbox to send the letters to Ottawa.
Toronto – June 12, 2013 – Every year Pride is celebrated across the country as one of Canada’s biggest and most colourful annual festivals. It features exciting street fairs, marches, parades, picnics, and concerts. Each event provides an inclusive experience, which is why Pride is a popular attraction among Canadians and thousands of visitors from around the world.
Toronto – June 13, 2013 – More than 30 UFCW Canada activists from the National Office and UFCW Canada Local 1000A recently joined other community allies in Toronto to honour and celebrate the recipients of South Asian Community Activism Awards. The awards honour South Asian community and labour activists that have made a difference to the Ontario community.