Montreal – August 7, 2014 – UFCW Canada Local 500 members at Maxi & Cie in Repentigny have unanimously approved a new collective agreement. The collective agreement was signed on July 15 and runs until June 2021.
Halifax – August 7, 2014 – UFCW Canada Atlantic activists proudly joined thousands of other participants at the Halifax Pride Parade, July 26. The parade was part of the 27th Annual Halifax Pride Festival and featured 106 floats — including a UFCW Canada float sponsored by the UFCW Canada Eastern Provinces Council (EPC).
Toronto – August 7, 2014 – Employees of Veterinary Emergency Clinics (VEC) have voted overwhelmingly in favour of joining UFCW Canada Local 175. As a result of the successful certification vote, VEC has become only the second animal hospital in Ontario to unionize.
Toronto – August 6, 2014 - On August 9, 1982, the United Nations Working Group on Indigenous Populations met for the first time. Though the world’s Indigenous nations had suffered centuries of oppression and decimation under European colonization, it would still take the UN General Assembly another 25 years to adopt the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.