Alberta's provincial election was the campaign that pollsters couldn't get right. For weeks the political pundits were predicting a big win for the ultra right wing and anti-labour Wildrose Alliance. However, on election night most Albertans settled for the government they already knew, as 44% of voters opted for the Progressive Conservatives.
(Washington, D.C.) - Joe Hansen, International President of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) and Chair of Change to Win, today released the following statement to join Walmart associates in the demand for leadership changes at the retail giant.
Canada’s largest private-sector union has added its voice to the growing international outcry over the exposed corruption of senior Walmart officials and their alleged cover up of a vast bribery scheme for market dominance in Mexico.
A large group of UFCW Canada activists joined over 10,000 workers and their families at the Ontario legislature on Saturday, April 21, to demand budget fairness in response to the provincial government’s decision to impose deep cuts on a large number of public services and programs.
The budget delivered by Manitoba’s NDP government contains a number of progressive measures that will benefit the working people of the province, even though changes to Sunday shopping hours may force retail workers to work more hours on Sundays.