Over 160 UFCW Canada activists, friends and supporters teed off for cancer research on July 29 as part of a fundraising effort that swung up $25,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC).
UFCW Canada recently made a series of staff changes and expansions to further support the National Office and local unions in achieving the 2018 growth target, which calls on all members, officers and staff to combine their efforts to help 240,000 non-organized workers join the union over the next eight years.
Thousands UFCW Canada members, environmentalists, human rights advocates and other members of the progressive movement marched through the streets of downtown Toronto on June 26 to protest the pro-corporate, anti-family actions and policies of the G2O leaders, who were simultaneously meeting in the city mere blocks from the massive demonstration.
About 70 migrant and temporary workers at a Quebec horticultural greenhouse have ratified a first-collective agreement that guarantees they are first in line when workers are hired to return the following season.
After leading UFCW Canada Local 503 through many challenges, battles and achievements, long-time activist André Dumas is passing the torch. To spend more time with family, Brother Dumas has decided to step down as Local 503 president, but will continue to work closely with the membership as a servicing representative. Brother Steeve Bégin will succeed Brother Dumas as the new Local 503 leader.