Long-time UFCW Canada activist Brian Williamson has been named to the Ontario Federation of Labour’s Honour Roll, which recognizes the outstanding contributions of distinguished trade unionists by awarding scholarships in their names.
The Harper government’s plan to scrap the mandatory census long-form questionnaire and replace it with a voluntary survey may appeal to the prime minister’s libertarian roots and Tea Party folk, but it is terrible public policy.
The UFCW Canada and Agriculture Workers Alliance (AWA) campaign No More Injustice and Oppression Against Migrants! has prompted the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Canadian employer associations FERME and FARMS to stop demanding an outrageous security payment from Guatemalan migrants.
It began as a so-called “layoff”, turned into a 40-week lockout, and reached the end of the line when on August 13 Calgary-based Nilsson Brothers Inc. told UFCW Canada Local 1400 members that the XL Beef slaughterhouse they worked at in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, will be permanently closed within 90 days.