Napanee, Ont. – January 14, 2020 – Health care workers at The Riverine retirement care home in Napanee, Ontario are the newest members of UFCW Local 175 after recently saying “Yes!” to joining the union.
Toronto – January 13, 2020 – UFCW Canada has applied to the Ontario Labour Relations Board to unionize Uber Black limousine and SUV drivers in Toronto. The more than 300 drivers work in and out of Pearson International Airport and downtown Toronto. They could become the first ride-sharing workers in Canada to gain union representation.
Ottawa – January 11, 2020 – UFCW Canada activists recently participated in the Disability and Work in Canada Conference, held in Ottawa to coincide with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
Amqui and Causapscal, Que. – January 9, 2020 — Labourers, assistants, mechanics, clerks, and delivery drivers at the Coop Purdel in Amqui and Causapscal, Quebec have achieved a new union contract that provides wage gains, increased premiums, and more.
Toronto – January 8, 2020 – UFCW Canada, the union for Uber, Lyft, and other ride-hailing drivers, welcomes the City of Toronto’s introduction of new “vehicle-for-hire” regulations aimed at improving safety for drivers and passengers, but would like to see further reforms that empower drivers with enforceable labour rights and health and safety standards.
Calgary – January 7, 2020 – When Camp Alexo acquired five hundred sleeping bags left over from Red Deer’s 2019 Canada Winter Games, UFCW 401 shop steward Shelley-Anne Goulet knew how to get them into the hands of those who need them most.