Toronto – March 3, 2015 – Mexico has called out Walmart for the deplorable labour conditions at Mexican farms it uses to supply its produce. Walmart is North America’s largest importer of Mexican fruits and vegetables.
Blainville, Que. – March 2, 2015 – The parking lot outside the newly opened Provigo Le Marché de Blainville was teeming with activity on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2015, in spite of a frigid temperature of –25°C, and a wind chill of –31°C.
Toronto – March 2, 2015 – International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated annually across the world every March 8th. The origins of International Women’s Day arose from the struggles that women faced at the turn of the 20th century, including dangerous working conditions, long work hours, meager pay, and no right to vote.
Treviso, Italy – February 28, 2015 – UFCW Canada members, labour and community activists, and concerned citizens around the world are celebrating a hard-won victory for justice after a successful online pressure campaign – led by Avaaz and various labour unions – compelled Italian fashion company Benetton to compensate victims of the Rana Plaza tragedy in Bangladesh.
Geneva — February 26, 2015 — UFCW Canada activists, allies, and labour unions around the world are celebrating a breakthrough agreement between the International Labour Organization (ILO) and government and employer members of the ILO, which acknowledges the Right to Strike is protected under ILO Convention 87.
Toronto – February 26, 2015 – Walmart’s recent announcement that over half a million of its U.S. workers will get raises, but without the guarantee of hours, is a move that falls short of the needs of workers and their families, and will have no impact here in Canada.
Frankfort, Kentucky – February 25, 2015 – UFCW members in the U.S. state of Kentucky are rejoicing after a Republican-backed Work For Less law was defeated by a Kentucky House committee earlier this month.