TORONTO,ON - March 1, 2012 - A special assistance fund created in response to the recent Hampstead, Ontario tragedy that killed eleven workers and left three others seriously injured has now surpassed the $105,000 mark.
In 1977, International Women's Day was officially proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly as day to recognize that securing peace and social progress required the active participation, and full equality and development of women. Ever since, International Women's Day, held on March 8, is a day for looking back on past struggles and accomplishments, and an opportunity to unite, network and pursue fuller equity.
UFCW Canada’s national news bulletin DIRECTIONS is now published twice a week. The award winning e-newsletter is upping its weekly production to make sure UFCW Canada activists, friends and supporters have the timeliest information about Canada’s most progressive union and the national issues facing UFCW Canada members and their families.
The recently released Drummond Commission Report gave us another indication that a policy of austerity will be forced upon the working and middle class people of Ontario in the upcoming provincial budget.
Together with the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), and the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC), the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada (FNCFCS), a UFCW Canada National Partner, has brought an historic child welfare case to the Federal Court of Canada.
UFCW Canada Local 206 is excited to welcome 39 new members at the East Side Mario's on Upper James Street in Hamilton, Ontario. Following a successful organizing campaign in January 2012, the restaurant employees voted unanimously in favour of joining the union and a collective agreement is currently being negotiated.
Sales at Nestlé, the world’s largest food company, last year topped 110 billion Swiss francs, leaving the competition in the dust. Sales keep growing, and profits with them. A leading moneymaker is the company’s Nespresso.