The Toronto Star recently released a story on our ongoing organizing campaign aimed at GoodLife Fitness professionals seeking to form a fitness professionals' union. Workers United have been working closely with Personal Trainers and Fitness Instructors who have been seeking a wide range of improvement to working conditions, including: access to WSIB benefits in case of injury, an end to unpaid work time, not being forced to sign non-compete clauses, and general respect as professionally trained fitness workers.
Ten workers have lost their jobs at the Brampton-based trucking company Interstate Freight Systems Inc. (IFS) Drivers have been working closely with Workers United in attempts to form a union in order to improve workplace conditions and safety. Instead, the drivers have been met with intimidation, threats, and harassment by company President Paul Bhullar. We have filed an Unfair Labour Practice with the Canadian Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) and are advocating strongly on behalf of the workers.
Read the full Toronto Star article here.
Please note that as of October 1st, 2015 our Toronto office will be moving to Mississauga. Our new address will be:
2800 Skymark Ave., Unit 10A
Mississauga, ON L4W 5A6
Workers United Canada Council is please to welcome our newest members of the Portage Ave & Wall St. Tim Hortons restaurant in Winnipeg, Manitoba! The Manitoba Labour Relations Board issued a Consent Order granting a discretionary certification to the union after the Tim Hortons' franchisee's management admitted that they had engaged in several violations against worker's rights to unionize. We welcome the Board's decision which sends a strong message to employers that harassment and intimidation of workers will not be tolerated and that workers' rights to collective representation cannot be trampled over.
Workers United would like to give special thanks to the Manitoba Federation of Labour, the Winnipeg Labour Council and the University of Winnipeg Students' Association for all their assistance and support during this campaign.
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