UFCW Canada Local 500 is building strong relationships with future members by helping to lead a new collaborative effort that involves CFACQ (the Retail and Food Training Centre of Quebec), the City of Montreal, and the Montreal school board.
UFCW Canada activists and allies across the country have reinvigorated their commitment to the Equal Rights NOW for Ontario Agworkers!campaign following a finding by the International Labour Organization (ILO) that names Canada and Ontario in violation of human rights.
More than 130 migrant agriculture workers from Mexico and the Caribbean have gone home cheated of thousands of dollars, after the Ontario farm they worked at filed an intent to get creditor protection. Workers had not been paid since early November, after the owner departed for California. He has yet to return.