As more information comes to light about Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's meetings with Canada’s corporate elite at his annual summer economic policy 'retreat,' it is becoming increasingly clear that the federal Conservative Government is warming to one of the recommendations that was put forward at last year’s gathering. According to the country's fat cat CEOs and rightwing politicians, corporations can no longer afford to pay for 'overpriced Canadian Workers.'
Monica Gobbo, daughter of UFCW Canada Local 1518 member Walter Gobbo, has won the prestigious UFCW International Scholarship, which is awarded annually to eight UFCW members, or their dependents, across North America. The scholarship covers $8,000 in tuition fees over a period of four years.
Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty will soon be going behind closed doors for his sixth annual policy retreat with business and policy leaders. Using the Access to Information Act, the Globe and Mail revealed what was discussed at last year’s closed door meeting.
MISSISSAUGA – Over 300 demonstrators marched on Target Canada’s headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario, on August 22 to demand fairness for thousands of Zellers workers and countless Canadian communities. Since acquiring Zellers, Target has taken a Walmart-like approach to workers by refusing to respect the loyalty, experience and labour rights of Zellers workers.
Over 250,000 United Food and Commercial Workers thank you for a lifetime of outstanding commitment to social justice and creating a better, fairer Canada. Thank you Jack for making a significant difference in our lives and in the lives of all working families.