Toronto – December 21, 2012 – 250 security workers in the Greater Toronto Area are now members of UFCW Canada Local 333 after recently voting to join the union. The new Local 333 members work for ASG Security in Toronto, Hamilton, and Oshawa, Ontario, at several different sites in each city.
Toronto – December 20, 2012 – December 24th marks the third anniversary of the Toronto Christmas Eve scaffold tragedy, in which four migrant workers were killed and another seriously injured after the scaffold that was supporting them collapsed. AlekseyBlumberg, Vladimir Korostin, FayzulloFazilov, AleksandersBondarevs, and DilshodMarupov were reinforcing and repairing balconies when the platform they were working on snapped in half and plunged them 13 stories to the base of a Toronto apartment building. The accident occurred just as the five men were preparing to go home for the day.
Toronto – December 19, 2012 – A delegation of former Zellers workers, community leaders, and labour rights advocates called on the Holiday Spirit as they gathered in front of Target Canada headquarters on December 19 to hand deliver more than 1,000 protest letters from Canadians expressing their displeasure with Target’s Walmart-Scrooge-like treatment of retail workers and former Zellers employees in particular.
"This is the Great Tory Ripoff of migrant workers," says UFCW Canada leader
TORONTO, ON - December 10, 2012 - Some of the most vulnerable workers in Canada have been once again viciously attacked by the Harper government which summarily announced that seasonal migrant workers will no longer have key coverage under Employment Insurance (EI), in spite of the fact that migrant agriculture workers alone pay approximately $25 million annually into the EI fund.