Winnipeg – March 17, 2014 – After months of negotiations and both sides holding firm on issues important to them, a tentative deal was reached on March 14, between UFCW Canada Local 832 and Safeway in Manitoba.
Montreal – March 17, 2014 – UFCW Canada in Quebec considers that recent statements made by managing director of the Association des producteurs maraîchers du Québec (APMQ, ‘‘Quebec vegetable producers’ association’’) Andre Plante as well as by UPA (‘‘Quebec agricultural producers’ association’’) president Marcel Groleau regarding the seasonal farm workers’ right to join a union are unfortunate.
Washington, D.C. – March 17, 2014 – UFCW International President Joseph T. Hansen has announced that the 2014 UFCW International Scholarship Program application process is now open to eligible applicants across North America.
Saskatoon, Sask. – March 15, 2014 – UFCW Canada women from across Saskatchewan gathered in Saskatoon March 8 and 9, for the 8th annual UFCW Saskatchewan Women’s Conference, hosted by the UFCW Canada Local 1400 Education Centre. Keynote speaker Cam Broten, leader of the Saskatchewan NDP, lit up the room at the Friday evening conference opening with his exuberant passion for politics and hope of a better, brighter, and more inclusive future for the people of Saskatchewan.
Toronto — March 14, 2014 — Meat production has increasingly become a highly centralized and mechanized industry. Only a handful of companies now own and control the vast majority of world meat production. At the same time, people living in the West continue to consume significantly higher volumes of meat than the rest of the world.