Over 200 United Latinos and UFCW activists from across North America recently gathered in Nevada to talk about a number of important issues involving Latino workers and the international labour movement, such as the need for immigration reform, and the essential role new immigrants can and must play in the union’s strategy for the future.
UFCW Canada National President Wayne Hanley has called for a coroner’s inquest into the deaths of two Jamaican migrant agriculture workers, Ralston White and Paul Roache, who died from toxic fumes while working in a confined space vat on September 10, at an apple orchard and processing facility near Owen Sound, ON.
UFCW Canada is very saddened to learn of the passing of Huguette Plamondon, who dedicated over five decades to building the union, improving the lives of working families, and breaking down barriers for women in Canada.
The first ever Montreal International Women’s Conference, held August 13-16 in Montreal, brought together over 200 women activists from around the world to Montreal to launch a global womens’ network focused on the rights and challanges facing working women in both developed and developing countries.
Activists and union educators from seven UFCW Canada local unions recently met in Kempenfelt, Ontario, to compare notes and share ways to improve the union’s already renowned contribution to popular education and skills development.