International Repetitive Strain Injury Awareness Day (RSI Day)

Message from Unifor National Dear Sisters and Brothers, On February 28, we mark the International Repetitive Strain Injury Awareness Day (RSI Day). Injured workers and labour activists founded RSI Day as an annual event to raise awareness and increase protection against these serious, and potentially disabling, injuries which are often incurred on the job. Unifor will continue to call on all provinces and territories to expand mandatory ergonomic regulations. All governments must adopt strong workplace regulations, backed by robust enforcement, to protect workers from painful, costly and unnecessary injuries. On RSI Day and on every day, we encourage all members to take a moment to examine their workspace to identify hazards that could lead to RSIs and to bring any concerns to your local h...

Pharmacare-A Plan For Everyone

On Monday, February 12, 2018, Mike Van Boekel, GM CAMI Unit Chairperson and Dan Borthwick, Unifor 88 President made a presentation to Ingersoll Town Council on the need for a National Pharmacare Program. The Town of Ingersoll passed the attached resolution unanimously. ON-Municipal-Pharmacare Resolution 2017 Take one minute to send your MP a message using the link below. Ask them to stand up and take action on pharmacare. Send your Member of Parliament a message right now: We urge every member to contact their MP.

Unifor stands firmly in opposition to Trans-Pacific Partnership

Unifor stands firmly in opposition to Trans-Pacific Partnership January 23, 2018 Reports have surfaced today suggesting that Canada has agreed to terms on a revised Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. Although details are sparse, this is a deeply concerning development, to which Unifor stands firmly in opposition. Unifor’s criticism of the TPP agreement has been unwavering. The original pact, signed in February 2016, was deeply flawed.  Major concessions were made by Canada that would have negatively affected our country’s auto and dairy industries, our cultural sector, access to affordable medicines, and other areas of major concern. The TPP, like other so-called “free trade” agreements, directed minimal attention to broader social and economic development issues. It failed to mean...

Bill 148 & Employment Standards Act Regulation 502/06-Letter to Premier

Please find attached a letter that was sent to the Premier of Ontario calling on the government to move to reverse ESA Regulation 502/06 as it is unfair and unwarranted. Bill 148 & ESA Regulation 502-06 Letter to Premier It is very important that each member sign and forward the attached petition- Single Petition Personal Emergency Leave Lets make sure our voice is heard in Toronto!

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