Sixteen immigrants and refugees to Canada each mustered admirable courage to take the microphone at the Toronto City Hall Council Chambers recently, when they told their heartbreaking yet empowering individual life stories to a gathering of city officials, community activists, families and friends.
The conclusion of the majority of Supreme Court of Canada justices on the Fraser decision is “troubling from a number of perspectives”, said Paul Cavalluzzo – lead counsel for the UFCW Canada in the case that was heard before the Supreme Court – during a labour law/human rights seminar recently held in Toronto.
Mexico City - May 27, 2011 - Mexican Federal Deputy Gerardo Sanchez García and Senator Adolfo Toledo Infanzón have presented a motion in the Congress demanding that the Minister of Labour and the Minister of Foreign Affairs provide an explanation about alleged anti-union activities of the Mexican government against Mexican migrant agricultural workers in Canada.
In 1983 more than 3,000 injured workers and labour allies gathered outside Queen's Park, the provincial legislature in Toronto, to protest proposed changes to the workers' compensation system that would have cut back the income replacement that the system was meant to provide them.
Over 250 UFCW International staff representatives from across North America recently gathered in Silver Springs, MD to participate in a special international staff conference called the Growth Retreat.