December 3rd is observed around the globe as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 10% of the world’s population or approximately 650 million people live with disabilities.
UFCW Canada National President Wayne Hanley was recently honoured as ‘Person of the Year’ by the UFCW Minority Coalition in Washington D.C., as the recipient of the UFCW Charlie Hayes Award. The award is presented annually by the UFCW Minority Coalition for lifetime achievement as an advocate for equal rights and social and economic justice.
UFCW Canada had an unparalleled presence at the 11th Biennial Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) Convention in Toronto from November 21 to 25. With over 100 activists in attendance, UFCW Canada represented one of the largest delegations at the convention.
TORONTO, ONTARIO - Three Mexican migrant agriculture workers have filed a lawsuit against the Canadian government and an Ontario agriculture operator for breach of contract and damages, after the workers were repatriated without a hearing or any explanation of why they were terminated. It is the first suit of its kind ever brought by migrant workers invoking their rights under Canada's Charter.
On November 18, newly re-elected Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger welcomed over 800 guests from labour, government and business to the 13th Annual Manitoba Premier's Dinner held in Winnipeg. It was a great night for everyone to celebrate the Manitoba NDP's fourth straight term in office, after voters returned an NDP government with a resounding majority of seats in the Legislative Assembly following the October 4 provincial election.