No Union is an Island - Solidarity is a term used frequently in the labour movement – together, working people are stronger than we would be as individuals. That’s the whole idea behind forming a union in the first place.
A Long, Hot Summer - While many UFCW Canada members are enjoying well-deserved summer holidays, a number of UFCW Canada local union staff and elected negotiating committee members are busy turning up the heat at crucial negotiations in western Canada.
When Standards are Crippling - Engineered standards are a part of working life for many UFCW Canada members. Employers in many sectors, especially in warehouses, have bought into this trend of measuring workers’ movements in both time and motion, and then having supposed “experts” decide how a job will be done, and how much time will be allocated to it.
Celebrating our Work - Like many holidays, Labour Day’s origins are rooted in ancient celebrations. Communities of people have always gathered together at summer’s end, to celebrate a successful harvest, or simply to have one last outdoor festival before preparing for the winter months ahead.
The shock of the events of September 11 is still with us, and will remain with us for a very long time. The deep, gut-wrenching horror, the awful awareness of our vulnerability, and the realization that we, as a western society, have enemies who would resort to such brutality, have left indelible marks.