For over 15 years UFCW Canada has been leading the fight in Canada to help Walmart Associates understand and exercise their rights as workers and to challenge Walmart’s impact on good jobs, communities and free speech.
Coming on the heels of the union’s first ever National Political Action Conference, UFCW Canada activists in the West recently mobilized to play an impressive role in the 2010 Alberta New Democratic Party (ANDP) Convention, held in Red Deer from Nov. 5 – 7.
Long-time UFCW Canada activist Pearl Sawyer was recently honoured by the Ontario Federation of Labour for her lifelong commitment to fighting for improved health and safety standards in workplaces across the country.
UFCW Canada and the Agriculture Workers Alliance (AWA) are spearheading a new campaign to denounce the systematic abuse and violation of the rights of Guatemalan farm workers who come to Canada through the Temporary Foreign Workers Program (TFWP).
UFCW Canada Local 500 is building strong relationships with future members by helping to lead a new collaborative effort that involves CFACQ (the Retail and Food Training Centre of Quebec), the City of Montreal, and the Montreal school board.
UFCW Canada activists and allies across the country have reinvigorated their commitment to the Equal Rights NOW for Ontario Agworkers!campaign following a finding by the International Labour Organization (ILO) that names Canada and Ontario in violation of human rights.