Ottawa – January 24, 2014 – UFCW Canada members are encouraged to participate in an exciting video contest that tells the world what fairness means to you, your family, and your community — in one minute or less.
A panel tasked with advising the Province of Ontario on how it should determine future changes to the minimum wage will be submitting its recommendations to Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne this month. The panel heard calls for a $14 an hour minimum wage from various social justice organizations and civil society groups – including Health Providers Against Poverty and the Canadian Federation of Students – that were well-publicized in the media.
At the same time that college and university graduates are struggling to find jobs, a majority of employed Canadians under 25 are making minimum wage, and 42 percent of 20- to 29-year-olds are living with their parents, unpaid internships have emerged as another disturbing trend facing young job-seekers in Canada.
Toronto – November 9, 2013 – A youth leader from Toronto is the first recipient of the Wayne Hanley Award: recently established by the UFCW Local 1993 membership to recognize outstanding displays of youth leadership and achievement.
Barrie, Ont. – November 8, 2013 – Local 175 member Nicholas Chun, from Barrie, Ontario, has won the UFCW’s prestigious international scholarship – totalling $8,000. The UFCW International Scholarship is awarded annually to eight UFCW members or their dependents across North America.
Toronto – October 26, 2013 – Join thousands of others and get your own copy of 100 YEARS OF SOLIDARITY. This CD compilation of labour songs is written and performed by a new generation of Canadian artists and labour activists.