Toronto – March 18, 2020 – As communities across the country continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, UFCW Canada members are on the front lines working to help Canadians get the food, supplies, and sanitation products they need to stay healthy and safe.
By the Numbers: Paid leave and EI access in Canada
Ottawa, Ont. — March 17, 2020 – A new analysis by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) finds that most workers in Canada lack access to paid leave and two out of three Canadians do not qualify for Employment Insurance (EI).
UFCW Quebec welcomes unionized job creation at RONA and Réno-Dépôt
Montreal – March 16, 2020 – UFCW Local Unions in Quebec representing workers at RONA and Réno-Dépôt welcome the decision of parent company Lowe’s to create a new Commercial Sales Department in 14 RONA stores and 12 Réno-Dépôt stores whose staff are unionized with UFCW Locals 500 and 501.
UFCW Canada calls on governments to protect health, economic wellbeing of workers amidst COVID-19 pandemic
Toronto – March 13, 2020 – The United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW Canada) is calling for urgent action from all levels of government to ensure that Canadian workers do not have to choose between their health and economic wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Political action, worker power focus of Saskatchewan Women's Conference
Saskatoon, Sask. – March 12, 2020 – Dozens of UFCW Canada women activists and allies from across Saskatchewan recently gathered in Saskatoon for the annual Saskatchewan Women's Conference, hosted by UFCW Canada Local 1400.