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Put People Over Profit - Levi’s Must Sign the International Accord Now!

Put People Over Profit - Levi’s Must Sign the International Accord Now!

 

Last week, Workers United joined the Bangladesh Garment and Industrial Workers Federation, Remake, United Students Against Sweatshops, Model Alliance, Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition, the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, and other allies in a demonstration held at the Levi’s flagship store in Times Square in New York City.  

 

Demonstrators entered the Levi’s store and delivered a letter to the management. The demonstration continued in front of the store, where Levi’s was called on to join the International Accord for Health and Safety in the Textile and Garment Industry, which has achieved dramatic progress since 2013. 

 

It’s been 9 years since 1,138 workers died at Rana Plaza and nearly one year since the Accord–the most successful workplace safety program in modern fashion history–was renewed and expanded into an international agreement. Under the Accord, Bangladesh’s brutal history of garment factory deaths was halted. And even though 175 other brands, including Uniqlo, Zara, and H&M support the new International Accord agreement, Levi’s has refused to sign, threatening to undo progress. 

 

Click here to send a letter to Levi's and ask them to keep their workers safe!

 

“Levi's is dangerously behind the curve when it comes to making garment factories safe places to work. Levi's has decided to pursue a voluntary approach to factory safety, which we know from many years of experience does not work. It is well past time for Levi’s to sign the Accord and ensure the safety of their workers.” - Kalpona Akter, President of Bangladesh Garment and Industrial Workers Federation 

 

"Since its inception in 2013, the Accord has achieved immense progress in making garment factories in Bangladesh measurably safer, saving countless lives. As a company that prides itself on sustainability in action and living its values, Levi's has a responsibility to sign the International Accord and ensure safe workplaces for the workers in its supply chain. No worker should have to risk their life in order to go to work. - Edgar Romney, Secretary-Treasurer, Workers United

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Local 2740 - Monarch Industries - Oath Taking Ceremony!

 

 

Local 2740 - Bargaining Committee taking an Oath of Office before negotiating their upcoming contract with Monarch Industries! Welcome to the team!


2022 Barry Fowlie Scholarship Fund - Workers United Canada Council


Scholarship opportunity for PRLC affiliate members and their children

Apply to the PLRC-Dale Andrew Jaecques Scholarships!

 

Click here to apply: https://forms.gle/HhRSYpsvrQbvkfPB7

Deadline is Wednesday June 10th at 3pm

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Peel Regional Labour Council


Congratulations to Abs Diza for winning the 2022 Manitoba Federation of Labour Judy Cook Award!

Abs Diza, a Workers United Canada Council Union Representative in Manitoba has been chosen the winner of the 2022 Manitoba Federation of Labour Judy Cook Award, which recognizes women trade unionists who have made significant contributions to the labor movement. Congratulations Abs!!  

 


The gloves come off at Watson Gloves: Local 178 members Strike!

Yesterday, garment workers from Local 178 who work at Watson Gloves in British Columbia walked off the job to strike for better working conditions and a fair contract! See you at the picket line!

Solidarity with Local 178 members!

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Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition

The Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition connects individuals and organizations with the 1911 Triangle Factory Fire — one of the pivotal events in US history and a turning point in labor’s struggle to achieve fair wages, dignity at work and safe working conditions. Outrage at the deaths of 146 mostly young, female immigrants inspired the union movement and helped to institute worker protections and fire safety laws. Today, basic rights and benefits in the workplace are not a guarantee in the United States or across the world. We believe it is more vital than ever that these issues are defended

 

http://rememberthetrianglefire.org/


Niagara Regional Labour Council

The Niagara Regional Labour Council, along with the Workers Health & Safety Center are pleased to announce that we will be offering the Physical Hazards and Indoor Air courses once again.  In the attachment below you will find the application form and description of the courses. 
To secure a spot please send an email to [email protected].
The deadline for registration is Friday March 18, 2022.
In Solidarity,
 
Lou Ann Binning
President
Niagara Regional Labour Council

Workers United Scholarship

2021 Scholarship Fund Winners!

 


Welcome GoodLife St. Catharine's Trainers!

Workers United Canada Council would like to welcome the St. Catharine's Ontario personal trainers from GoodLife Fitness. These trainers join those from Toronto, Ajax, Peterborough and Oshawa as members of WUCC. Welcome! 





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