On Thursday, April 19, Nestlé will be holding its annual shareholder meeting – and the global union federation for food workers, the IUF, is calling on the company to start respecting trade union rights.
Agriculture workers at Ferme B. Cousineau & fils S. E. N. C. — a Quebec field crop operation and storage facility — have become the newest members of UFCW Canada Local 501 following a successful organizing campaign.
It appears the Ontario Government has once again forgotten the physical and financial pain of injured workers.
Mr. Peter Page, President of the Ontario Network of Injured Workers Groups (ONIWG) sent an open letter to Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty on March 15, 2012 showing that “every time the government or the WSIB raises a concern about its funding level, we find cuts to the benefits of injured workers.”
It’s no secret to working families that it’s getting harder to afford one of the most basic pleasures of childhood: the opportunity to play in an organized sports league. A sad fact that is especially true in economically depressed communities, like the Jane and Finch neighbourhood in Toronto.
This week Walmart is going to put on quite a show in Toronto. At their annual international meeting for the investment community, Walmart executives will likely paint a rosy picture regarding their international operations. This meeting of investors and stock analysts is, after all, designed so the company can assure the audience that its operations are solid and their investments are safe.
In light of Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty's plan to use the Don Drummond Commission Report as justification for dismantling the province's valuable social services, the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) is calling on all activists to attend the Day of Action against Austerity at Queen's Park in Toronto on April 21 at 3 p.m. The protest will tell Mr. McGuinty to build the province rather than tear it apart.
Over the past several weekends community members, organizations, and unions alike have come together to raise funds for the 14 people injured in the crash that killed 10 migrant workers in Hampstead, Ontario on February 6, 2012. To date, the Migrant Worker Family Support Fund has surpassed the $120,000 mark thanks in part to generous donations made at events organized by community leaders and organizations.