Toronto – October 31, 2018 – UFCW Canada welcomes the Government of British Columbia’s introduction of new regulations aimed at protecting workers enrolled in the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), and says additional reforms are needed to ensure proper enforcement of the new rules and to empower workers participating in the program.
Toronto – October 30, 2018 – Young UFCW Canada members from across the country recently gathered in Toronto for Phase 2 of the UFCW Canada Young-Workers Internship Program (YIP), the country’s leading training program for young activists.
Halifax – October 29, 2018 – Activists from the UFCW Canada Eastern Provinces Council (EPC) recently joined thousands of participants from across the Maritimes at the annual Light the Night walk in Halifax to help raise funds and awareness for the life-changing work of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC).
Abbotsford, B.C. and Saint-Rémi, Que. – October 27, 2018 – Agricultural workers recently met with senior government officials in Abbotsford, British Columbia and Saint-Rémi, Quebec to share their experiences with the Temporary Foreign Workers Program (TFWP), and to offer advice as frontline workers for addressing problems with the program, particularly issues surrounding health and safety, housing, harassment, and a lack of basic rights on the job.
Toronto– October 24, 2018 – The plan by the Ontario Ford Conservative government to repeal recent workplace gains for millions of Ontario workers, “will harm vulnerable workers and be hurtful to everyday hardworking men, women and their families,” says Paul Meinema, the national president of UFCW Canada (United Food and Commercial Workers union).