The budget delivered by Manitoba’s NDP government contains a number of progressive measures that will benefit the working people of the province, even though changes to Sunday shopping hours may force retail workers to work more hours on Sundays.
On April 12, UFCW Canada activists attended the Toronto book launch of Constitutional Labour Rights in Canada: Farm Workers and the Fraser Case, edited by lawyer Fay Faraday and professors Eric Tucker and Judy Fudge. The book is a collection of essays that chronicle the two stories underlying the Supreme Court's historic Attorney General of Ontario vs. Fraser decision: UFCW Canada's decades-long campaign to secure equal labour rights for agriculture workers in Ontario;
Workers at the Rio Tinto smelter in Alma, Quebec, have been locked-out for months. The company is demanding that every unionized worker – at every Rio Tinto facility on the planet – take a 50% wage cut.