For the president of UFCW Canada Local 102, the key to building a local union can be summed up in a few words. "It's all about servicing," says Dominic Musitano, who took the helm of Local 102 three years ago and since then has dedicated himself to earning the trust of hospitality workers and creating an organizing culture.
MEXICO CITY - On Thursday, July 1st, Maria Rosa Marquez Cabrera, representing the Secretaria de Desarrollo Rural y Equidad para las Comunidades (SEDEREC) and Victor Carrozzino, executive assistant to the UFCW Canada National President, signed a mutual cooperation and Letter of Intent to protect the human and labour rights of Mexican temporary agricultural migrant workers in Canada, as well as members of their families living in Mexico City.
UFCW Canada and its three million union brothers and sisters in the Canadian labour movement have joined a growing number of concerned citizens in calling for a full public inquiry into the actions of the police and other security services during the recent G20 meetings in Toronto.
Loblaw Companies Limited and UFCW Canada Local 1000A, Local 1977, and Locals 175 & 633 are scheduled to meet with an Ontario Ministry of Labour mediator this week, just days after the members of the local unions delivered an overwhelming 97% strike mandate to their bargaining committees.