Norfolk County, Ont. – July 26, 2014 – UFCW Canada and the Agriculture Workers Alliance (AWA) recently hosted the fourth annual Seasonal Agricultural Worker Health Fair in the farming community of Norfolk County, Ontario.
Tlaxcala, Mexico – July 21, 2014 – UFCW Canada recently joined with the Collective for a Migration without Borders – a non-profit organization comprised of a diverse array of migrant advocacy groups – and the Committee on Migratory Affairs of the Congress of Tlaxcala to push for reforms to Mexico's Migration Act that would strengthen temporary migrant workers' rights.
Toronto – July 12, 2014 – UFCW Canada congratulates the members of the Swaziland Agriculture and Plantation Workers Union (SAPWU) on the settlement they achieved following a three-week strike. More than 3,000 workers demonstrated immense courage throughout the duration of the strike, standing up to intimidation by the military and legal action by the company.
Mexico City – July 10, 2014 – Canada’s leading union for migrant workers has filed a formal complaint with the Mexican Human Rights Commission on behalf of women agriculture workers. UFCW Canada (United Food and Commercial Workers union) has asked the Commission to send an immediate recommendation to the Mexican government to prohibit employers in Canada from using gender criteria in the selection process of migrant agriculture workers.
Improving labour and human rights of Michoacanos living and working in California and Chicago a shared goal of UFCW and Michoacan government
Hayward, California and Chicago, Illinois – July 2, 2014 – UFCW Locals 5 and 881 recently met with officials from the Government of Michoacan, Mexico to sign a groundbreaking agreement that will provide training, advocacy information services, and monitoring efforts to improve the human and labour rights of Michoacanos living and working in California and Chicago.
Saint-Roch-de-l'Achigan, Que. – June 18, 2014 – UFCW Canada Local 501 members working at Ferme B. Cousineau et fils have secured their first collective agreement following a ruling by a Labour Relations Commission arbitrator. The three-year contract is effective until spring 2017.