UFCW Canada had an unparalleled presence at the 11th Biennial Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) Convention in Toronto from November 21 to 25. With over 100 activists in attendance, UFCW Canada represented one of the largest delegations at the convention.
After weeks in the making, the first-ever Liberation Cup Soccer Tournament recently took place in Virgil, Ontario. Four teams in total participated, and three of the teams were comprised of migrant workers. The fourth team travelled from Toronto representing the San Lorenzo Community Center.
The UFCW Canada – AWA Awards were established to recognize exceptional individuals and organizations for making outstanding contributions and engaging in groundbreaking social justice work on behalf of Canada's agricultural workforce.
In addition to the many benefits of Agriculture Workers Alliance (AWA) membership, AWA members are now also automatically covered, at no cost, by a new Accidental Death and Dismemberment Plan. As of September 6, 2011, a $2,500 benefit will be paid to the family of an AWA member who dies while contracted to work in Canada.
UFCW Canada – Canada’s largest private-sector union – has joined the Canadian Labour Congress and other leading organizations in calling on the United Nations to immediately remove Canadian AbousfianAbdelrazik from a UN Committee black list that affronts the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.