On a beautiful and sunny Sunday afternoon, approximately 100 migrant agriculture workers joined the Spanish community in downtown Bradford, Ontario to celebrate El Sembrador’s annual barbeque. Two of the workers won brand new bicycles donated by Students Against Migrant Exploitation (SAME). The festivities included an array of Spanish food specialties from Latin America and music to please the crowd.
Profiles of the nominators for the 2011 UFCW Canada Migrant Workers Scholarships
In 2010, UFCW Canada created the UFCW Canada Migrant Workers Scholarships to provide financial assistance to migrant workers’ children in sending countries, as a means to pursue their studies, and to fulfill the dreams that began when their fathers or mothers made the decision to migrate to Canada in order to improve their families’ lives.
A group of hospitality workers in the Alberta oil sands region are celebrating after winning a long-fought battle to become the newest members of UFCW Canada Local 401. Applying for certification to join the union over a year ago, the newest Local 401 members, who work for North Country Catering (NCC), kept strong while the Alberta Labour Relations Board (ALRB) took many months to dismiss a company challenge.
New numbers show that just 6 members of the Walton family – who collectively own over 48% of Walmart – have as much wealth as 42% of all Americans. These numbers make it more apparent than ever that the Waltons can certainly afford to pay their workers a living wage.
MONTREAL – The leading retail workers’ union in Quebec, and all across Canada, is taking Walmart to task for reneging on an important promise it repeatedly made to Zellers workers at Les GaleriesQuatreSaisons in Sherbrooke, QC.
Over 200 UFCW Canada activists, families and community partners gathered in Toronto on July 21 to fundraise for sickle cell research and bring in the annual Caribana season with an energetic night of music, dancing, door prizes and delicious West Indian food.
The British Columbia Labour Board recently issued a remedial certification for workers at Cawston Cold Storage in Cawston, B.C. In its decision, the B.C. Labour Board ruled that UFCW Canada Local 1518 had strong worker support for the campaign, and that the employer interfered with the organizing drive in such a way that it met the test to issue a remedial certification.