Ottawa – May 24, 2014 – UFCW Canada, the nation’s most progressive union, joined thousands of Canadians to successfully pressure the federal government to drastically alter the Unfair Elections Act. Bill C-23 – deceitfully dubbed the Fair Elections Act by the Conservatives – was Harper’s latest attempt to dismantle democracy in Canada. Following a firestorm of opposition across the country, including a comprehensive UFCW Canada lobbying and media campaign, the government was forced to gut the bill of some of its most controversial elements.
Toronto – May 26, 2014 – UFCW Canada’s groundbreaking online education program, webCampus, is launching a new English-language course for the month of June. The free online course is being offered from June 2nd to 27th and is available to all UFCW Canada members and their families, as well as our community partners.
Toronto – May 23, 2014 – UFCW Canada activists recently joined allies and social justice advocates for the launch of Unions Matter: Advancing Democracy, Economic Equality and Social Justice — a new book that documents how unions are critical to reducing income inequality and improving the lives of everyday Canadians.