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Canada’s unions are standing with workers and their families during this unprecedented pandemic.

Brothers and Sisters:

As the United States is faced with the concern of the new Coronavirus known as COVID-19, I feel it is important to speak to this topic with all our UAW membership.

UAW Region 1 is pleased to announce that scholarships are available to those students who are children or grandchildren of UAW Region 1 local union members and are graduating from high school this

October 29, 2018  

The Ontario Federation of Labour maintains office hours Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

October 28, 2018                                                                                                                                                                  

Union members across the country wear red shirts on Wednesday to show solidarity and to make their voices heard by management in a small way. The practice was started by the Communication Workers of America who wear red on Thursdays in order to honor Gerry Hogan, a member who was killed while on the picket line. The practice has taken on even more significance with recent attacks on workers' rights by legislatures across the country.

Bill Pollock

President, UAW Local 251

This website is more than a Union focus website. It is a website linked to many information sites. These information sites provide knowledge of what is going on in our communities, province, country and on a global scale.

Knowledge is the key to unlocking people from poverty, hatred, and discrimination.

Knowledge elevates social and economic justice above greed and exploitation of people and exploitation of our lands and our environment.

Bill 47 Proposes Significant Changes to Ontario Labour and Employment Legislation

October 24, 2018

Ernie Schirru

Summary and Overview

On October 23, 2018, the Ontario government tabled Bill 47, Making Ontario Open for Business Act, for first reading in the legislature.

Read what changes will be effecting workers: 

Doug Ford ran for office under the slogan: ‘For the People’

(TORONTO, ON) – Today’s announcement by the government of Ontario repealing the majority of Bill 148 steals basic rights from Ontario workers. Ford’s plan cuts wages, makes it easier to fire workers in precarious work, eliminates paid sick days, makes it more difficult to join and keep a union, and cancels fairer scheduling laws.

This announcement means a real-dollar wage cut for minimum wage employees, the elimination of two paid sick days, fairer scheduling and equal pay rules that would have ensured workers are paid the same for doing the same work.

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