MEXICO CITY - On Thursday, July 1st, Maria Rosa Marquez Cabrera, representing the Secretaria de Desarrollo Rural y Equidad para las Comunidades (SEDEREC) and Victor Carrozzino, executive assistant to the UFCW Canada National President, signed a mutual cooperation and Letter of Intent to protect the human and labour rights of Mexican temporary agricultural migrant workers in Canada, as well as members of their families living in Mexico City.
UFCW Canada and its three million union brothers and sisters in the Canadian labour movement have joined a growing number of concerned citizens in calling for a full public inquiry into the actions of the police and other security services during the recent G20 meetings in Toronto.
Loblaw Companies Limited and UFCW Canada Local 1000A, Local 1977, and Locals 175 & 633 are scheduled to meet with an Ontario Ministry of Labour mediator this week, just days after the members of the local unions delivered an overwhelming 97% strike mandate to their bargaining committees.
Over 200 UFCW Canada activists recently met in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, for the 24th annual National Defence Fund (NDF) Convention to share industry insights, deliver collective bargaining reports and discuss the NDF advantage.
Canada’s Caribana season is well underway, and UFCW Canada members are playing an important role in helping the world renowned cultural festival prepare for its very grand finale – and they’re having a lot of fun along the way.