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Canada’s leading union for agriculture workers welcomes end to sugar strike in Swaziland

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Toronto – July 12, 2014 – UFCW Canada congratulates the members of the Swaziland Agriculture and Plantation Workers Union (SAPWU) on the settlement they achieved following a three-week strike. More than 3,000 workers demonstrated immense courage throughout the duration of the strike, standing up to intimidation by the military and legal action by the company.

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UFCW Canada helps launch Jack Layton School for Youth Leadership

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Toronto – July 11, 2014 – With the sponsorship of Canada’s leading union for young workers, Ryerson University has launched the first-ever Jack Layton School for Youth Leadership. UFCW Canada activists participated in the intensive leadership development program, which draws students aged 18 to 29 from unions, community groups and social justice organizations.

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UFCW Canada calls on Mexican government to stop gender-based discrimination against migrant agriculture workers

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Mexico City – July 10, 2014 – Canada’s leading union for migrant workers has filed a formal complaint with the Mexican Human Rights Commission on behalf of women agriculture workers. UFCW Canada (United Food and Commercial Workers union) has asked the Commission to send an immediate recommendation to the Mexican government to prohibit employers in Canada from using gender criteria in the selection process of migrant agriculture workers.

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NDF 28th Convention builds strength, solidarity and fairness

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Vancouver – June 9, 2014 – UFCW Canada activists from across Canada gathered in Vancouver, June 6 to 8, at the 28th Annual National Defense Fund (NDF) Convention to build strength, fairness, and solidarity.

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Harper vs. the Courts

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Toronto – July 9, 2014 – Under a majority government, opposition parties are limited in what they can do to stop the government’s agenda. They can filibuster, try amending legislation, put forth private member's bills, and question the government in the House of Commons and Senate, and at committee.  But in the end, the majority government controls the agenda and with an unprecedented use of time allocation to limit debate, Harper’s Conservatives have bullied through with their agenda.

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Negative perceptions of Walmart hurting retailer's business in U.S.

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Bentonville, Arkansas – July 8, 2014 – A new survey conducted by Lake Research Partners in the United States shows that Walmart's mistreatment of its employees is harming the company's reputation among consumers and causing some of its most loyal customers to shop elsewhere.

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Members at Bagel Maguire achieve first collective agreement

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Quebec City – July 7, 2014 – UFCW Canada Local 503 is proud to announce that members working at Bagel Maguire Inc. have ratified a first collective agreement.

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