Toronto – December 5, 2020 – UFCW recently advocated for increased financial support for workers in the airline sector as part of a New Democratic Party roundtable discussion exploring the impacts of COVID-19 on this important industry.
Toronto – November 28, 2020 – The Ontario government’s recently released Prevention, Control, and Outbreak Support Strategy for COVID-19 in Ontario's Farm Workers is destined to fail in protecting migrant farm workers from the coronavirus in part because the government neglected to consult with migrant workers before creating the strategy.
Ottawa – November 27, 2020 – UFCW Canada activists met with government ministers and Members of Parliament over the last two weeks to advocate for policies and programs that could help working people, including universal childcare, increased protections and supports for frontline workers, and reforming the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP).
Ottawa – November 25, 2020 – New Democratic Party (NDP) Member of Parliament Alistair MacGregor joined with UFCW Canada in calling for further action on enhanced safety measures in the food processing sector at a parliamentary committee meeting discussing COVID-19 and the agri-food industry.
Ottawa – November 21, 2020 – Jagmeet Singh and Canada’s NDP are once again putting the pressure on Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government to finally follow through on their repeated commitments to universal pharmacare.
Wilmington, Delaware – November 18, 2020 – UFCW International President Marc Perrone recently participated in an economic roundtable hosted by U.S. President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris to explore strategies for rebuilding the American economy and helping workers who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.