Over 2,000 UFCW Canada members in Brooks, Alberta are hopeful that a new “management services” arrangement at Lakeside Packers – Canada’s largest beef processing facility – will improve conditions in their workplace, and urge the government to put public safety first by investing in an adequate food safety system.
Despite Walmart’s best efforts, a new website called walmartat50.com will continue rallying people online to urge Walmart to become a socially responsible employer. As Walmart celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, the company is telling customers and communities a one-sided story about its business and values.
Zellers workers, concerned community members, elected officials, and UFCW Canada activists gathered in front of two Calgary Zellers stores on October 13 to protest Target's mistreatment of Zellers workers and to ask the American-based retailer to respect the experience, service, and loyalty of Zellers workers when converting existing retail locations to Target stores.
TORONTO – Canada’s leading retail union reports that Walmart workers in Canada have plenty of reason to be inspired by the Associate uprising currently taking place in the United States that involves striking workers at a growing number of Walmart locations across the country.
UFCW Canada joined Walmart workers and union activists from around the globe in Los Angeles from October 3 to 5 to stand with striking Walmart workers and to launch a Global Alliance dedicated to driving positive change at the world’s largest retailer and private-sector employer.