The leadership of any political party can be a pretty thankless job. Particularly in this day and age of turbulent partisan politics, it is an impossible task to keep everyone satisfied all the time, and the leader of the party is an easy target for those in the habit of taking potshots.
One of Québec’s most colourful and effective labour leaders, Louis Laberge was a unique friend of workers whose achievements will be long remembered not only in Québec, but across Canada. Nationally respected, Brother Laberge was an ardent and eloquent spokesperson for the Québeclabour movement. He died on July 18, aged 78.
It gives me a great deal of pleasure to announce that, after many months of hard work by UFCW Canada Communications staff and the assistance of Web design experts, UFCW Canada’s Web site has been redeveloped and redesigned in both official languages.
It was with great pleasure that UFCW Canada Local 175 made the announcement late last month that one of the longest retail strikes in Canadian history had come to an end, with the settlement on behalf of more than 400 UFCW Canada members at Canada Safeway stores in Thunder Bay, Ont.