Blainville, Que. – March 2, 2015 – The parking lot outside the newly opened Provigo Le Marché de Blainville was teeming with activity on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2015, in spite of a frigid temperature of –25°C, and a wind chill of –31°C.
Toronto – March 2, 2015 – International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated annually across the world every March 8th. The origins of International Women’s Day arose from the struggles that women faced at the turn of the 20th century, including dangerous working conditions, long work hours, meager pay, and no right to vote.
Treviso, Italy – February 28, 2015 – UFCW Canada members, labour and community activists, and concerned citizens around the world are celebrating a hard-won victory for justice after a successful online pressure campaign – led by Avaaz and various labour unions – compelled Italian fashion company Benetton to compensate victims of the Rana Plaza tragedy in Bangladesh.