Toronto and Mexico City, Mexico – December 11, 2020 – UFCW Canada held a virtual press conference on Thursday, December 10 to present Mexican officials, policy leaders, and members of the media with the union’s Status of Migrant Farm Workers in Canada report, and to call for urgent reforms to Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP).
Toronto – November 28, 2020 – The Ontario government’s recently released Prevention, Control, and Outbreak Support Strategy for COVID-19 in Ontario's Farm Workers is destined to fail in protecting migrant farm workers from the coronavirus in part because the government neglected to consult with migrant workers before creating the strategy.
Montreal – November 24, 2020 – UFCW activists recently attended Food Secure Canada’s “Cultivating Change” conference to talk about the challenges that food workers are facing during COVID-19, and the steps that our union is taking to protect workers from the coronavirus.
Hamilton, Ont. – August 28, 2020 – UFCW Locals 175 & 633 and the UFCW Canada National Office recently participated in the City of Hamilton’s Task Force on Economic Recovery during COVID-19, where activists pushed for better pay and more workplace protections for frontline workers in UFCW core sectors.
Leamington, Ont. – August 12, 2020 – In response to the series of COVID-19 outbreaks at farming operations across Southwestern Ontario, UFCW Canada and the Agriculture Workers Alliance (AWA) have partnered with ConquerCOVID19 and Legal Assistance of Windsor (LAW) to distribute personal protective equipment (PPE) and food donations to temporary and migrant farm workers in Leamington, Ontario.