This past weekend at various communities across Canada, many UFCW Canada members joined thousands of other working people and their families to participate in rallies, parades and gatherings to mark International Workers' Day.
For the first time in over 25 years, delegates from every UFCW Canada local union in the Atlantic Region officially came together to share experiences and discuss the issues facing members and non-organized workers in Eastern Canada.
A large group of UFCW Canada members, officers and staff joined hundreds of other activists and civil society organizations across the country on April 28 to remember the fallen and fight for living as part of the National Day of Mourning ceremonies.
UFCW Canada activists joined other labour allies outside the Loblaw Companies headquarters in Brampton, Ontario to protest the callous treatment of more than 100 UFCW Canada RWDSU members who were thrown out of work with only the absolute in minimum severance pay when Loblaw shut its National Grocers distribution warehouse in Sudbury, Ontario.
UFCW Canada is calling on all members to stand in solidarity with their fellow workers and UFCW brothers and sisters in the United States by supporting a boycott against the State of Arizona, which recently passed a law that allows for greater discrimination against the State’s large and growing number of racialized residents and workers.