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April 28 is the National Day of Mourning, a global event dedicated to remembering workers killed, injured or made ill on the job.

It is a day to show solidarity with the victims and their families and strengthen our commitment to preventing future tragedies.

Your union is encouraging you to join us for the National Day of Mourning at Woodbridge Memorial Arena, 5020 Highway #7 (at Islington), Vaughan, Ontario. The event starts at 11 a.m. and you are welcome to bring your family, friends, and co-workers.

According to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, an estimated 900 workers are killed on the job in Canada every year. More than 230,000 claims were accepted for lost time due to work-related injury or disease, the centre reports.

UFCW Canada reports injuries sustained by individuals in Canada costs an estimated $19.8 billion annually in health care costs, and costs related to reduced productivity from hospitalization, disability and premature death.

Started by the Canadian Labour Congress in 1984, the National Day of Mourning is today observed in more than 100 countries around the world.

For a list of Day of Mourning events, click here.

What you can do to mark the National Day of Mourning:

Attend a Day of Mourning event in your community 

Post on your social media accounts about the Day of Mourning.

Encourage others to attend an event 

Educate others about health and safety rights, responsibilities and prevention measures

 

 
 

Your Union's Latest Stories

  • As a follow up to our membership meeting, the union has received an employee contact list from the employer. We have reconciled our list with their list and it was noted that we do no have cell phone numbers for 8 members.  We are currently working on getting these missing numbers to ensure all members have access to these updates.

    As discussed at the meeting, the union also requested of the employer that 6 members be allowed to form the negotiating committee; 2 members from fleet, and 4 from the plant, representing various job classifications. The employer has yet to agree to the number of committee members based on ensuring “minimal business disruption”.

    Although we’ve also requested to negotiate the fleet and plant together, as they were separate certifications, we may be faced with two separate sets of negotiations. 

    A link to nominate bargaining committee members will be sent to you soon.  When looking to nominate someone, or nominate yourself, please take into consideration that those sitting at the negotiations table may likely be your future union stewards.  You should feel confident with these representatives to ensure that they will look out for the needs of all classifications and your bargaining unit as a whole and not just their individual needs.  These representatives should be knowledgeable and have a good understanding of the business. 

    For clarity, our proposed bargaining unit includes workers from Waste Water.  The employer has challenged Waste Water based on “having a different community of interest”.  We wholeheartedly disagree with this challenge and will first attempt to include this classification in negotiations.  Failing this, we will request hearings at the Ontario Labour Board to argue our position, which we feel we have  a very strong position.

    This attempt at challenging Waster Water is simply an effort for the employer to continue to divide and detract from your goal of achieving the best union contract for your co-workers. 

    Unfortunately, we may be faced with having to follow due process at the Labour Board in order to resolve this matter. 

    Remember – your union cannot stop the employer from making business decisions.  We unfortunately have to wait for them to act before we can respond accordingly.

    We know this seems counterintuitive but we will hold them accountable to you by means of utilizing the Labour Relations Act.  Our hope is to eventually build a relationship that will avoid utilizing the act to expedite resolutions. 

    Thank you for all your continued support during this transition period. 

    Stay strong and stay united!  Workers matter and your voice is being heard.   

    Visit our 'New to the Union' section for more information. 

     
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