Toronto – November 7, 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted working people of colour, and addressing the institutional racism that has led to this outcome must be at the centre of any just COVID-19 recovery.
Ottawa – November 6, 2020 – Cannabis workers at the Superette Wellington retail dispensary in Ottawa are the newest members of UFCW Local 1006A after recently voting to join the union. In an online vote conducted by the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the 25 employees at Superette voted overwhelmingly for union representation.
Toronto – November 5, 2020 – UFCW Canada’s national executive board, the National Council, held its bi-annual meeting on November 4 to review the union’s programs and strategies and discuss UFCW’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic over the last eight months.
Ottawa – November 3, 2020 – The recent statement from the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) endorsing the former Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau, for the role of Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) “shows absolute contempt for workers, unions, and labour councils,” says Paul Meinema, UFCW Canada National President.
Toronto – November 3, 2020 – UFCW Canada recently attended the World Congress on Safety and Health at Work, which brought together activists and thought leaders from across the globe to discuss strategies for advancing worker health and safety in the era of COVID-19.
New Westminster, B.C. – October 31, 2020 – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to escalate in British Columbia and across Canada, UFCW 1518 President Kim Novak recently sent a letter to B.C.’s Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, asking her to require anyone entering a grocery store or retail outlet to wear a mask.
Halifax – October 30, 2020 – Due to health and safety restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the UFCW Canada Eastern Province’s Council (EPC) held this year’s regional Light the Night event at the Hotel Halifax, where activists, friends, and family were able to socially distance in a safe environment while raising funds in support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC).