After a lifetime of social activism and civil rights advocacy, legendary organizer Dolores Huerta was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on May 29, one of the highest civilian honours awarded by the President of the United States.
UFCW Canada recently won top honours at this year’s Canadian Association of Labour Media Awards in Hamilton, Ontario, where www.ufcw.ca was recognized with the prize for Best Overall Website. Singled out for its strong commitment to providing timely content, excellent design, action opportunities, social media integration, and groundbreaking resources like webCampus, the union’s national website www.ufcw.ca was described by CALM judges as a “model” for electronic labour communications.
In a landmark breakthrough for farm worker rights and international solidarity, major tobacco companies have agreed to designate a committee made up of representatives of tobacco manufacturers, tobacco growers, and farm workers to discuss freedom of association and other basic rights for farm workers in the Midwestern and Southern United States.
Every year on June 1st, Ontarians pay respect to the hundreds of workers who have died or become injured while working on their job sites. The Ontario Injured Workers Day is an opportunity to recognize the individuals who have suffered injuries and fatalities as a result of their workplace conditions.
The Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act came into effect in October 1979. According to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board the following fatalities and injuries have occurred in Ontario workplaces in the past ten years.
Having avoided consultations with citizens and the provinces, the federal Conservative government will now be making it extremely difficult for unemployed Canadians to obtain Employment Insurance (EI).
TORONTO, ONTARIO - May 31, 2012 -The national leader of Canada's largest private-sector union, the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW Canada), is calling for a "reality check" after Walmart held a pep rally yesterday for international workers in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
A group of workers and communal landowners at the La Platosa mine in Mexico have charged the mine's Canadian-owned operator with union busting and violating a contract to share revenue and protect the environment around the mine. The group came to Ottawa to file their complaint against the Canadian company Excellon Resources, just days before the annual meeting of the Canada-Mexico Partnership in Ottawa.