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News Automotive Manufacturing Economy General
November 12, 2020  

Martinrea says recent union deals could boost Canadian manufacturing

$5 billion-worth of investments announced this fall offers auto parts suppliers work to win.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
November 5, 2020  

Unifor, GM reach tentative labour deal after extending negotiation

Deal recommended for 1,700 members working at GM plants in St. Catharines, Oshawa and Woodstock.

News Automotive General
October 20, 2020  

FCA workers approve Unifor deal to retool Windsor plant for EVs

Deal adds about 2,000 new jobs by 2024, helping the company bounce back from staffing cuts over recent months.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
October 15, 2020  

[UPDATED] Unifor reaches tentative deal with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Union went into negotiations with concerns about restoring the third shift at FCA’s Windsor and Brampton facilities.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
October 9, 2020  

Five things to know about Ford’s EV investment in Oakville

More than $500 million in funding coming from Ontario and federal governments.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
September 28, 2020  

Unifor workers vote to approve collective bargaining deal with Ford

A$1.8-billion investment to build electric vehicles at the Oakville plant, $148 million for Windsor powertrain plants.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
September 23, 2020  

Ford, Unifor reach tentative deal that includes $2B in EV contracts

Includes five electric vehicles for Oakville and an engine contract that could yield new jobs in Windsor.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
September 22, 2020  

Canadian auto workers extend Ford contract, delay strike

Unifor is looking for electric vehicle commitments from the Oakville, Ont. automaker.

News Oil & Gas General
September 16, 2020  

Offshore workers call on government to stabilize industry

Unifor is calling on the federal and provincial government to make strategic investments in the industry.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
September 8, 2020  

Unifor targets auto OEM as labour negotiations heat up

Ford picked as the template agreement. Union is pushing for commitments that new products will be made at Canadian plants.

News Aerospace Manufacturing General
August 12, 2020  

Unifor, automakers begin negotiations with COVID-19, economy in focus

On the lookout for attempts by manufacturers to use COVID-19 as an “excuse” going forward.

News Energy Oil & Gas General
June 23, 2020  

Co-op, Unifor ratify seven-year deal after six-month labour dispute

Collective agreement includes wage improvements that meet standards agreed to by energy sector unions.

News Energy General
June 1, 2020  

Labour dispute at Regina Co-op refinery nears 6 months

FCL says about 200 replacement workers and 350 managers are keeping the plant running.

News Government General
April 27, 2020  

Close the scab loophole to federal wage subsidy: Unifor

Union is also calling on all employers to maintain workforces or recall laid off workers under CEWS.

News Energy Manufacturing General
March 31, 2020  

Co-op refinery asks labour board to order vote on latest offer to union

Disappointed the Unifor 594 bargaining committee refused to take its offer from to members.

News Energy General
March 27, 2020  

Sides in Regina refinery contract dispute dug in despite mediator’s report

Federated Co-operatives unable to accept all the terms, tabled another offer that Unifor says includes “new, aggressive concessions.”

News Automotive Manufacturing General
March 18, 2020  

Unifor, FCA, Ford, GM form virus task force to protect employees

Measures in place and in continuous communication at the national and plant levels.

News Energy General
February 13, 2020  

Special mediator appointed in Regina Co-op refinery labour dispute

Vince Ready, who has worked in labour relations for more than five decades, will try to break the deadlock between the company and Unifor.

News Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
February 4, 2020  

Moe promises mediator in refinery dispute if Unifor pulls blockades

Saskatchewan premier says the illegal blockade is restricting the flow of fuel to communities across the province.

News Energy Oil & Gas General
February 3, 2020  

Unifor blockade of Regina Co-op Refinery back up

Federated Co-operatives says in a statement that it’s still confident there’s a path to a deal.

News Energy Manufacturing General
January 23, 2020  

Unifor fined for violating court order in Regina refinery labour dispute

Court found Unifor disobeyed interim injunction limiting time members can hold up traffic going in and out of the Co-op refinery.

News General
January 21, 2020  

Unifor tries to shut down refinery; Co-op says union is breaking court order

Union’s tactic is an attempt to force the company back to the bargaining table.

News Energy General
December 4, 2019  

Regina refinery workers give strike mandate to back contract talks

Vote follows mandatory mediation; Unifor says the company was continuing to demand pension “rollbacks” and other concessions.

News Manufacturing Transportation General
November 25, 2019  

CN strike triggers layoffs as rail activity hits the brakes

Furloughs affect Unifor members who are not on strike but who work at CN’s Halifax facility.

News Automotive Manufacturing General Production
October 30, 2019  

Unifor signs deals with firms affected by GM Oshawa plant closure

Agreements provide for improved severance packages for employees compared with the legislated minimum requirements.

News Automotive Manufacturing General Production
October 28, 2019  

Ford Canada to cut 450 jobs in Oakville as production of two vehicles ends

Flex SUV will end in November, followed by Lincoln MKT crossover at an unspecified date.

News Automotive Government General
October 21, 2019  

GM workers called back to Oshawa plant after UAW reaches tentative deal

The company called the roughly 2,000 temporarily laid-off workers at Oshawa back Friday to restart production.

News Energy Government Manufacturing General
October 21, 2019  

Saskatchewan Crowns reach tentative deals with Unifor

Tentative deals ends a 17-day strike which saw employees from SaskPower, SaskEnergy and SaskTel on picket lines.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
October 8, 2019  

GM restarts Ingersoll plant as scheduled despite US strike

Unifor president Jerry Dias believes the automaker can run the plant through to the end of October.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
September 18, 2019  

US strike: Temporary layoffs for 1,200 GM Oshawa workers

Unifor president Jerry Dias expects more cuts at Canadian operations.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
September 16, 2019  

Dias says GM could face strike in Canada if trust is not restored

Unifor president cites plant cutbacks and closures on both sides of the border following pledges to maintain operations.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
September 12, 2019  

Unifor discussions over Windsor plant closure await response

Nemak made the decision to cease manufacturing operations at its plant in Windsor, Ont., by mid-2020.