Toronto – April 11, 2020 – UFCW food retail members are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic and are doing their part to make sure that everyone gets the food and supplies they need as safely and efficiently as possible.
Toronto – April 9, 2020 – With thousands of UFCW Canada members still on the front lines as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, more UFCW members have secured pay premiums and enhanced safety measures in recognition of their hard work during the crisis.
Toronto – April 8, 2020 – Periods of crisis are especially bad for people in abusive relationships. With the COVID-19 pandemic still unfolding, it is a stressful time marked by health anxiety and significant job loss. And unfortunately, stress is a trigger for abusers.
Toronto – April 7, 2020 – As the federal and provincial governments try to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, one politician has been working diligently behind the scenes to ensure that the federal response helps workers and their families.
Toronto – April 6, 2020 – UFCW Canada, the Agriculture Workers Alliance (AWA), and our community allies have achieved pay protection and Employment Insurance (EI) eligibility for migrant and temporary foreign workers who are laid off, have become ill, or have to quarantine due to COVID-19.
Every year on April 28, people across the country gather to light candles and wear ribbons as they pay their respects and remember the thousands of men and women who have been killed, injured, or suffered illness as a result of work-related incidents. We also honour the families, coworkers, and friends whose lives have been significantly impacted by these tragedies. April 28th was chosen to reflect the anniversary of the day Ontario passed the Workers’ Compensation Act in 1914.