Having avoided consultations with citizens and the provinces, the federal Conservative government will now be making it extremely difficult for unemployed Canadians to obtain Employment Insurance (EI).
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s recent statement about there not being “a bad job” and “the only bad job is not having a job” is a clear signal that the Harper government’s EI reform is focused on depressing wages and blaming the unemployed for people being out of work.
UFCW Canada was recently invited to participate in a Human Rights and Labour Rights symposium and workshop called “Mexican Migrant Workers in Canada” at the offices of the Comisión de Nacional de DerechosHumanos (National Human Rights Commission, CNDH) in Mexico City.
Street theatre trial finds Mexico and its Vancouver consulate guilty of blacklisting migrant workers suspected of being union sympathizers
Vancouver, BC - May 23, 2012 — The courtroom was the doorstep of Vancouver's Mexico consulate, as dozens of AWA and UFCW Canada activists and community allies assembled midday Wednesday for a community trial and protest.
The UFCW Canada National Council met in Toronto on May 17 and 18 to focus on the union's efforts to demand fairness for Zellers workers, expand diversity initiatives within the organization, develop additional campaigns to expose Wal-Mart's corrupt practices, and combat attacks on labour from right-wing governments at the federal and provincial levels.
Joe Hansen, International President of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), has released an official statement commending U.S. President Obama for his historic support of marriage equality.