UFCW Canada’s outstanding commitment to empowering workers through training and education recently went global with its participation in the first-ever Global Workers Defenders Network Forum, held in Tapachula, Mexico from January 24 to 28.
Report finds federal government complicit in Canada’s abuse of migrant farm workers
Canada’s most comprehensive annual report on the challenges facing migrant farm workers has been released. It confirms that abuse and exploitation of migrant farm workers are rampant in Canada’s agriculture industry.
Walmart Watch, a program seeking to hold Walmart fully accountable for its impact on communities, workers, the retail sector, the environment and the economy, recently launched a new website to challenge Walmart to more fully embrace its corporate responsibilities and live up to its position as the world’s retail industry leader.
In December 1995, the House of Commons gave its unanimous consent to, “take note of the important contribution of black Canadians to the settlement, growth and development of Canada, the diversity of the black community in Canada and its importance to the history of this country, and recognize February as Black History Month.”
UFCW Canada activists gathered in Hamilton on Jan. 29 to join over 10,000 people from across Ontario to stand in solidarity with locked out Steelworkers and to send a very strong message to the Stephen Harper government about pension rights.
UFCW Canada members recently made a strong statement for human rights by joining over 400 activists in Ottawa to participate in the “Rise Up for Your Rights!” Conference organized by the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC).