UFCW Canada members and activists are united with Canadians across the country in voicing our outrage over Caterpillar’s decision to close its Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD) plant in London, Ontario, announced last Friday on February 3.
Canada’s largest private-sector union, the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW Canada), announced today that the UFCW Canada National Council has voted to endorse Thomas Mulcair for the leadership of the New Democratic Party of Canada.
UFCW Canada would like to congratulate Paul Cavalluzzo on his appointment to the Order of Ontario, which recognizes the greatest thinkers, activists, and pioneers in the province. Brother Cavalluzzo was officially bestowed with the honour at a ceremony conducted by David C. Onley, the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, on January 26th at Queen's Park in Toronto.
The harsh reality of being a Migrant worker often goes unnoticed. In a world of hyper-consumption, many people often forget where their goods, services, and food come from and they are typically unaware of the environments in which these products are created.
VANCOUVER, BC - January 30, 2012 - A protest at the Mexican Consulate in Vancouver got personal as dozens of community and labour activists gathered to show their support for Victor Robles in the wake of his alleged blacklisting by Mexico and its consular staff in Vancouver.
Before mid-March, the Harper government is expected to release its next budget — a budget that finance minister Jim Flaherty says will focus on "economic growth and jobs." Unfortunately, the Harper record indicates that "growth" will mean growing profits for corporations. As for "jobs", the focus there will be on slashing public service jobs to add to the real unemployment rate that is now at least 10.6%, and almost double that at 19.7% for young workers.