Politics Blog: COVID-19 highlights inequality in Canada
Toronto – June 19, 2020 – When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit Canada, the wealthy 1 percent were able to lock themselves away in their mansions and gated communities, while low-wage workers – mostly women and racialized Canadians – were thrown onto the front lines.
UFCW 247 member recognized by Canadian Professional Meat Cutters Association
Kamloops, B.C. – June 17, 2020 – UFCW Local 247 member James Haslam has been awarded the Canadian Professional Meat Cutters Association (CPMCA) Award of Merit for finishing at the top of his class in the Retail Meat Processing Foundation Certificate program at Thompson Rivers University (TRU).
Food workers: The unseen heroes of the COVID-19 crisis
Vaughan, Ont. – June 16, 2020 – When her province went into lockdown to address the COVID-19 pandemic, UFCW 1006A member Maria Cabral was among the thousands of workers in the meat processing sector who had to continue going to work every day.
UFCW welcomes Emergency Processing Fund, with union support as factor in accessing resource
Toronto – June 15, 2020 – After weeks of sustained activism, UFCW Canada has secured improved health and safety protections for workers in the food processing sector by working with the federal government to have union support recognized as an important factor in accessing Canada’s $77.5 million Emergency Processing Fund.