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Congratulations to Indigo workers who recently unionized -- and welcome to UFCW 1006A!
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September 6, 2021
 

Hey Shift Workers,

Congratulations to Indigo workers who recently unionized -- and welcome to UFCW 1006A! Here at PressProgress, our staff (Luke, Mitchell, Stephen and I) are also members of UFCW 1006A so it's exciting to see our union grow.

Next, these Indigo workers will begin collective bargaining for their first contracts. Keep up with Indigo workers on Instagram here.

- Emily

 
 
 
 
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Newly unionized Indigo Yorkdale workers, photo via UFCW 1006A
 

 
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Thompson School support staff strike, via CBC
 

  • School support staff in Thompson, Manitoba went on strike for four days last week after four years without a contract. The workers, who are members of USW Local 8223, will vote Tuesday on a contract which includes wage increases.

  • 700 De Havilland aerospace workers and Unifor members have been on strike since August 1 after Longview Aviation announced Dash 8 aircraft production would be transferred to another plant. Ontario's Superior Court granted the employer an injunction which severely limits Unifor's right to picket.

  • Unifor and Rio Tinto are headed back to the bargaining table, aiming to end a four month strike by 900 aluminum smelter workers in B.C. fighting to preserve their pensions.

  • Over a thousand workers at Quebec's Olymel pork processing plant ended a four month strike, accepting a six year deal with a 24.6% wage increase over the span of the contract.

  • Alberta CESSCO Fabrication and Engineering workers have been locked out for over a year fighting employer demands to gut wages and pensions.

  • Municipal workers in Grand-Falls, Newfoundland have been locked out for months after the employer demanded more power over job classifications and asked employees to pay for future health insurance increases.

  • B.C. hotel workers, members of UNITE HERE Local 40, remain locked out of Pacific Gateway and Hilton Metrotown hotel chains. Workers are fighting for their employers to extend recall rights after laying off workers during the pandemic.

  • B.C. construction workers with IBEW 213 have been on strike for two years fighting union-buster Ledco.

  • Check out the Alberta Advantage's podcast episode In Case of Strike for an explainer on why strikes matter.

 
 
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SEIU health care workers rally against Doug Ford's Bill 124 in Sarnia, ON. Photo via Paul Morden/Postmedia.
 

 
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