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December 3, 2021
 

Hey Shift Workers,

1,200 Canada Goose workers in Winnipeg have finally unionized with Workers United after years of organizing.

During the pandemic, workers experienced unsafe working conditions and were forced to use unsanitary portable washrooms despite producing PPE for the federal government.

The unionization even made The New York Times.


Watch Canada Goose workers sing Solidarity Forever following their victory!


- Emily

 
 
 
 
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New Organizing
 
Photo via Workers' United.
 

  • Watch Canada Goose workers sing Solidarity Forever after sucessfully unionizing Winnipeg factory.

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Picket Shifts
 
Locked out BC hotel workers fight for recall rights. Photo via Emma Arkell/PressProgress.
 



  • Manitoba Rolling River school division custodians and cleaners and CUPE 1630 members are on strike for better wages.

  • Napanee shelter workers and Unifor members enter week five of their strike to address staffing levels and low wages.


  • Quebec Unifor members at industrial manufacturer Prelco strike after nearly 8 months at bargaining table, demanding wage increases.


  • Quebec SAQ warehouse workers and members of CUPE 3535 have a tentative agreement following several strike days demanding higher wages.

  • BC IG Machines and Fibres Workers and IAM Local 692 members have been locked out since July 12, 2021.


  • BC construction workers with IBEW 213 have been on strike for two years fighting union-buster Ledcor.

 
Before You Go...
 
Image via Fernwood Publishing.
 



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Events
 
Graphic via Naujawan Support Network
 

  • December 4 - 5: Migrant Rights Network Days of Action calling for permanent status


 
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