webCampus will soon be offering two new courses to all UFCW Canada members and their families, as well as the union’s social justice and community partners. These new courses will run May 29 to June 25, 2012.
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s recent statement about there not being “a bad job” and “the only bad job is not having a job” is a clear signal that the Harper government’s EI reform is focused on depressing wages and blaming the unemployed for people being out of work.
UFCW Canada was recently invited to participate in a Human Rights and Labour Rights symposium and workshop called “Mexican Migrant Workers in Canada” at the offices of the Comisión de Nacional de DerechosHumanos (National Human Rights Commission, CNDH) in Mexico City.
On the May holiday weekend, more than 400 migrant and domestic agriculture workers joined the celebration of the ninth anniversary of the Agriculture Workers Alliance centre in Simcoe, Ontario. The Simcoe AWA centre is located in one of southwest Ontario’s most intensive agriculture areas.