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SUMMER 2019 NEWSLETTER

Your quarterly update from Workers United Canada

One Day Longer, One Day Stronger: Rainforest Cafe Workers Secure First Contract after 80 Day Strike

Congratulations to the unshakeable workers at the Rainforest Cafe on attaining their first contract after a hard and long fight. 

They wish to thank all of their supporters, particularly Workers United members in Niagara. 
"Without your help this wouldn't have been possible."

"Now we return to work and build for the future. We are committed to continuing to fight for fairness for all hospitality workers."
On June 22 members of the Workers United "Winnipeg Youth United Committee" held a fun-filled BBQ & Picnic

July 29: Union Scholarships  

Get your applications in! Each year, Workers United awards two $1,500 scholarships to our members, their children, or grandchildren. 

Application form and more information available on our website: https://www.workersunitedunion.ca/union_scholarships

Diversity is our Strength 

Members of Workers United Local 2742 (Compass Canada - AMEX) celebrate Diversity Day at work with new Workers United t-shirts that celebrate transgender rights – because we all have human rights regardless of our gender identity or sexual orientation.

Educate, Organize, Resist!

Congratulations to our members from multiple union locals who completed their Basic Stewards Training on July 3 & 4.

Now it's time to bring back what you learned to your workplaces and put that knowledge into action!

Make It Right!

Best of luck to members of Workers United Local 152 (TJX Distribution Centres in Mississauga and Brampton) as they begin bargaining for their new contract. 

Workers started things off with a "Make It Right" sticker day action in the workplace. 

Workers United staff in Winnipeg received an award from the Winnipeg Labour Council for their work on the United Way of Winnipeg's fundraising initiative for communities in need. 

Justice for Food Couriers

Do you ever order food with food delivery apps? Or know someone who works for one?

There is an exciting campaign underway to help workers in this difficult industry improve their working conditions. 

Learn how you can help here: 
https://www.foodstersunited.ca/

Justice for Janitors

Speaking of justice, cleaners at a fancy downtown condo in Toronto have been locked out by their employer. They are being given 4 rags to clean an entire building and threatened with having to pay for garbage bags. 

Send a quick email to give them a hand: https://www.facebook.com/events/294393144686149/

International Solidarity

Are you interested in staying up to date with global labour issues? 

Be sure to subscribe to LabourStart. Why not take a minute right now to support one of their solidarity campaigns: https://www.labourstartcampaigns.net/actnowen.cgi?l=en

Save the Date: Labour Day is September 2

Labour Day is approaching soon! One of the key themes this year will be "Unite Against Racism". More details to follow soon.

Start talking to your co-workers about forming a contingent and attending your local Labour Day celebration together.  

Know Someone Who Needs a Union?

If you know someone who may be interested in forming a union at their workplace, please get in touch: info@workersunitedunion.ca

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