Holiday Shopping affects all Retail Workers!

While this article was written in 2012, it is just as relevant now as Holiday shopping By Laws are coming under review again. How would you feel if everyone and their mother had a part in deciding whether you’ll be sitting down to dinner with your family or working on Christmas Day, or on any of the other eight major holidays for that matter. That’s what some of Toronto’s lowest-paid employees are facing when city council decides this fall, following a round of public consultat > READ MORE

Holiday Shopping By-Law Discussion and Vote

The City of Toronto wants to take away your right to be off on 9 Statutory Holidays.  Statutory holidays will become just another day for Retail Workers! Local 414 would like to ask as many members to come out and tell them how you feel!  This by-law affects all Retail Workers. Have Your Say Get involved and have your say on the City’s review of holiday shopping in Toronto. Attend a meeting: October 13: Reports October 20: Discussion November 7: Final date All dates will commence at 9:00 A > READ MORE


Our first Political Action Conference, with the theme of From Resistance to Power, will be excitingly interactive and will provide an opportunity for political activists to come together, build skills, exchange knowledge and strategize for the future. We are confident participants will leave feeling inspired and energized to continue the important work you do in your workplace, your local and your community. If you want to change the world, then you can’t miss this conference. Learn from Zack Ex > READ MORE

Unifor Community Day with Toronto Argonauts

Join your National President Jerry Dias, Unifor members and youth from GTA communities as the Toronto Argonauts take on the Montreal Alouettes. The Unifor Tailgate event will be fun for the whole family. Come early for giveaways, t-shirts for the kids, music and a BBQ. Free for everyone. IF MEMBERS WANT TICKETS; CALL LISA AT 905-875-0414; EXT 205 AND TELL US HOW MANY PEOPLE YOU WANT TICKETS FOR, SO WE CAN PASS IT ON TO TERRY FARRELL AT NATIONAL. ONCE WE KNOW HOW MANY TICKETS YOU NEED; YOU WILL G > READ MORE


HOPE IN HIGH HEELS   Local 414 needs your support ending violence against women and children. HOPE IN HIGH HEELS is a great cause and it is really fun.   This is an annual ‘men’s only’ walk in heels. Local 414, along with other team members will be at the 9th annual walk in Burlington. If you would like to join us, please meet us at Emma’s Back Porch located at 2084 Old Lakeshore Road in Burlington at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 22.   If you are a member and would like to > READ MORE

Sobeys Kincardine ratified first agreement with Unifor, Local 414

More than 100 Sobeys workers in Kincardine voted last night to join Unifor, Canada’s largest union in the private sector. Workers at the supermarket, located about two hours northeast of Toronto, are one of only two groups of unionized store employees under the Sobeys banner in the province of Ontario. The new bargaining unit includes full-time and part-time workers, as well as students. “This is an incredible achievement for Sobeys workers in Kincardine, and for all retail workers a > READ MORE