Toronto – March 25, 2013 – Canada’s leading union, UFCW Canada, joined over 1,000 allies and activists from the labour and social justice movement to fully participate in the first-ever CLC political action conference.
Toronto – March 23, 2013 – The first week of the S.A.M.E. Tour 2013 across Ontario was a huge hit with thousands of students. The tour was launched on March 18, and coincided with Migrant Worker Awareness Week. Continuing through the week, ten S.A.M.E. (Students Against Migrant Exploitation) youth volunteers hosted awareness-raising seminars, videos, musical performances, and in-classroom projects to engage students about the challenges and hardships faced by migrant workers in Canada.
Montreal – March 21, 2013 - While the vast majority of Zellers stores have ceased operations, including those locations purchased by American retail giant Target, one Quebec store under the Zellers banner has survived the wave of closures.
Mexico City - March 21, 2013 – UFCW Canada has signed a new agreement with the Mexican State of Guerrero's Secretariat of International and Migrant Affairs (SEMAI), and the municipal government of Chilapa de Alvarez to create the first-ever migrant census of the region. Together, the organizations will work to create a comprehensive overview regarding temporary agricultural workers who migrate within the northern states of Mexico, the United States and Canada.
Ottawa – March 21, 2013 – UFCW Canada is promoting a new youth leadership initiative aimed at educating young Canadians about workplace health safety, employee rights, and fairness on the job. The contest is seeking original youth-made videos on how to work safe and smart on the job in order to prevent injuries and illnesses at work.
Oshawa, Ont. – March 20, 2013 – Rebecca Landry is one of 18 Beggs-Dowling-Mathieu (BDM) Scholarships winners for 2012. Sister Landry is a Member of UFCW Canada Local 1000A who works at the Real Canadian Superstore in Oshawa, Ont.