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.
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.
Ottawa – November 14, 2019 – The campaign for justice for Uber drivers has arrived at the Supreme Court of Canada, after UFCW Canada and other intervenors told the Supreme Court on November 6th that Uber’s exclusion of Uber drivers from the protections of Ontario’s Employment Standards Act is illegal.