Walmart Workers Canada
Workers in Canada have fundamental rights — including the right to form a union to create a better, fairer relationship with their employer.
It is a right that Walmart cannot ignore because Walmart is not above the law. That law is Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms — our constitution — which has established the Freedom to Associate as a fundamental Canadian right.
In other words, Canada’s highest court has twice ruled that the Charter ensures that workers have the right to join a union and to negotiate a collective agreement with their employer.
As one of Canada’s largest private-sector unions with a strong history of activism, UFCW Canada is committed to ensuring that the labour and human rights of Walmart workers in Canada are respected.
For decades, Walmart workers have tried to improve their lives through collective bargaining. They face tremendous challenges in trying to exercise their rights, but with the assistance of UFCW Canada – and its 250,000-plus members – Walmart Canada workers are making progress.
Since 2002, over 20 different groups of Walmart workers, in several different provinces, have applied to become UFCW Canada members. And despite Walmart’s corporate and legal tactics, some Walmart Canada workers do have a UFCW Canada collective agreement today where they work, because workers understand that by acting together and taking collective action they can improve their workplace and their lives.
If you are a Canadian Associate who wants to join the growing movement for change at Walmart, click here or call: 1-866-977-0772.
UFCW Canada will continue to answer the call every day from Walmart workers who “associate” justice with their Freedom to Associate and form a union.