Solidarity with Steelworkers Local 1005 in Hamilton
On October 19th, the Federal Elections will take place. After nearly a decade in power, we have an opportunity to reverse the damaging policies that have been implemented by Harper's Conservative Party by electing a government that will benefit workers and families.
We have compiled a list of useful links and information for members to prepare for the election. This includes information on:
Registering to vote and types of ID required
Advance poll dates (October 9, 10, 11 & 12)
Finding your riding and names of local candidates
Useful educational fact sheets on important policy issues such as: jobs, health care, education, environment, and retirement.
Thank you to the over 100 members and families in Toronto and 45 in Winnipeg that came out to make this year's Labour Day festivities great success!
2015 Scholarship Award Winners
Congratulations to Tarandeep Narwal & James Anderson for being the winners of our Workers United Scholarship Awards. Best of luck in your studies!
Solidarity with Mana Workers in Hamilton
In late July, Workers United rallied in solidarity with striking workers from Steelworkers Local 1005 at the Mana plant in Hamilton. Workers have been off the job for two years while the company uses scab labour to keep the plant operational.
Our Toronto office recently moved to Mississauga! Please take note of our new address:
Ontario Federation of Labour Convention
November 23 - 27, 2015
The OFL will be holding its 13th Biennial Convention from November 23 to the 27th at the Sheraton Centre in Downtown Toronto. Workers United has limited amount of delegates it can send. If your local is interested in sending delegates to the convention, please contact your Union Representative. For more information, please visit their website here. The deadline is November 9th.
Canadian Labour International Film Festival November 14 & 15, 2015
The Canadian Labour International Film Festival (CLIFF), will be taking place in Toronto on November 15th & 16th at the Carlton Cinema. Come check out a great selection of films about work and labour from around the world. Admission isfree! Screenings will also be organized in cities across Canada. To see if there are screenings happening near you, please visit labourfilms.ca
Welcome New Members!
Workers United would like to welcome our newest members from the Toronto Christian Resource Centre - a non-profit social service organization operating in downtown Toronto's East end.
In the News
Our Workers United counterparts in the U.S. from the Chicago & Midwest Regional Joint Board, are currently working to organize workers from the upscale fashion retailer Barneys NY. News of the story was covered by the Chicago Tribune and Washington Times. Stay up to date on this campaign by liking their Facebook page: Barneys Associates for Justice, Fairness and Respect.
Congratulations to members at Amer Sports in Belleville, Ontario for ratifying a new contract and standing strong against employer attempts to force workers to accept an unfair agreement.