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.
Toronto – July 31, 2020 – Months after the coronavirus was declared a global health pandemic, provinces and territories are well into their economic recovery plans. Reopening efforts were introduced in some parts of Canada as early as April 2020 by slowly lifting the restrictions put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Toronto – April 1, 2020 – While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, UFCW Canada security members remain on the front lines of the crisis working hard to protect essential businesses, government buildings, and other facilities across the country.
Toronto – March 31, 2020 – Following the negotiation of wage premiums and enhanced safety protections for UFCW members working at all Loblaw, Metro, and Sobeys banner stores, as well as all Cargill, Olymel, and Maple Leaf Foods locations in Canada, UFCW members at Pepsi and Coca-Cola have achieved additional pay premiums and safety measures in recognition of their hard work throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.