TORONTO – Canada’s largest private-sector union, and leading voice for retail workers, is demanding tougher fines for negligent employers after another Toronto-area gas attendant was killed trying to stop a “Gas and Dash” to allegedly protect his wages.

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Ryan was a dedicated steward with Local 12R24 and served the Local faithfully. He was respected by the Company he worked for and the Union he belonged to. We were very fortunate to have Ryan for the short time he was with us and he made us a better Local because of his dedication to helping his fellow brothers and sisters.

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UFCW News

  • Support for food processing workers grows with solidarity from NUPGE

    Nepean, Ont. – June 1, 2020 – Solidarity with UFCW members working at meat-packing plants across Canada continues to grow as the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) has thrown its support behind our union’s campaign to “Help Protect Food Processing Workers” during COVID-19.

  • UFCW observes Injured Workers Day – June 1, 2020

    Toronto – May 30, 2020 – Every year on June 1, UFCW Canada joins with advocates from across Ontario in support of Injured Workers Day by celebrating the health and safety gains won through united action, raising current concerns for today’s workers, and reminding governments that injured workers cannot be ignored.

  • UFCW Canada welcomes federal commitment to paid sick days

    Toronto – May 29, 2020 – UFCW Canada is encouraged by the prime minister’s announcement that the federal government will work with the provinces to implement 10 paid sick days for all workers.