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One year after Rana Plaza tragedy, UFCW Canada embarks on fact-finding mission to Bangladesh

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Dhaka, Bangladesh – April 23, 2014 – One year after the horrific Rana Plaza factory collapse that claimed hundreds of lives in the Greater Dhaka Area of Bangladesh, UFCW Canada is traveling to Dhaka to meet with trade unionists, health and safety experts, and survivors of the Rana Plaza tragedy to express solidarity with the building collapse victims and demand better health and safety protections for textile workers everywhere.

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S.A.M.E. tour a tremendous success raising awareness of migrant issues

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Toronto – ­­April 22, 2014 – Students Against Migrant Exploitation (S.A.M.E.) recently concluded their 2014 tour in support of Migrant Worker Awareness Month. Conducting workshops at more than 70 colleges, universities, elementary schools and community centres, S.A.M.E. activists directly engaged more than 15,000 students across Ontario and Quebec.

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UFCW Canada leads the way at Equal Pay Day rally in Toronto

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Toronto – ­­April 22, 2014 – On April 16, the first Equal Pay Day recognized by the Ontario government, UFCW Canada and Local Union activists joined community allies and members of the Equal Pay Coalition to demand pay equity for workers at a major rally held in Toronto.

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New poster available for celebrating Earth Day on April 22

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Toronto – April 21, 2014 – As Canada’s leading and most progressive voice for workers, UFCW Canada is proud to join our social justice and environmental allies in celebrating Earth Day on April 22, 2014.

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Workers at Lococo's grocery store join the union, UFCW 175

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Hamilton, Ont. – ­­April 19, 2014 – Dozens of workers at Lococo’s grocery store in Hamilton, Ontario are the newest members of UFCW Canada Local 175 after voting to join the union in early February. The 75 Lococo's members join over 65,000 workers in the retail, food processing, and health care sectors who are also members of Local 175, Canada's largest local union.

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UFCW Canada webCampus Testimonial: Sareena Prasad, Local 1518

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New Westminster, B.C. – April 15, 2014 – UFCW Canada members across the country are raving about the union's groundbreaking online education program, webCampus, which offers free online courses to all UFCW Canada members, their families, and community partners.

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National Council focuses on building fairness in core industries

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Toronto – April 17, 2014 – The UFCW Canada National Council met in Toronto on April 15 and 16 to focus on the union’s organizing efforts in the retail food industry, and to discuss the best way to build political momentum for fairness as workers and their families face unprecedented assaults on their labour rights from governments at all levels.

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