Ottawa – March 17, 2013 – 18 percent of racialized men report experiencing discrimination or unfair treatment when dealing with the police or courts; compared to 5.8 percent of non-racialized men in Canada.
Vancouver – March 16, 2013 – The British Columbia (B.C.) Labour Board has denied an attempt by the Mexican government to suppress documentary evidence – including the testimony of former consular officials – that supports allegations the Mexican government was involved in blacklisting union supporters from returning to Canada as part of the migrant worker program.
Guatemala City, Guatemala – March 15, 2013 – UFCW Canada has joined Amnesty International and a growing number of civil society and social justice organizations around the globe in calling for an independent, thorough and impartial investigation into the killing of union activist Carlos Hernández.
Saskatoon, Sask. – March 13, 2013 – UFCW Canada activists joined other New Democrats in Saskatoon this past weekend to attend the party's Annual and Leadership Convention to build momentum in the province and stop the anti-worker Saskatchewan Party in the next election.
March 12, 2013 - The Superior Court of Quebec has upheld a UFCW Canada challenge of a section of the Quebec Labour Code that had blocked many seasonal agriculture workers in Quebec from unionizing. The victory comes in the wake of a four-year battle at the Quebec Labour Commission and in the courts, to uphold a UFCW Canada Local 501 certification application made on behalf of migrant workers at the L’Écuyer/Locas farm in Quebec.
Toronto – March 12, 2013 – A UFCW Canada infographic posted to Facebook on International Women's Day (IWD) struck a chord with social networkers around the world – who shared the image 6,182 times with their friends, totalling more than 550,000 views.
Vancouver – March 11, 2013 – The most recent scandal to besiege BC Premier Christy Clark and her Liberal government reveals how desperate they are to cling to power as they spiral toward defeat in the upcoming provincial election on May 14. The latest scandal by the BC Liberals also shows how morally and ethically bankrupt they are as a government and a political party.
Mississauga, Ont. – March 11, 2013 – Husband, father, grandfather, and UFCW Canada brother Frank Kelly passed away on March 2, 2013 in Mississauga surrounded by the love of his family. Frank was born on April 14, 1944 in Glasgow, Scotland and moved to Canada in 1966 with nothing but a strong work ethic and a quiet charm. He was a devoted husband to his wife Yolanda and a loving father to his three children, Frank Jr., Heather, and Stuart.