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The union representing 700 employees at Resolute Forest Products has ratified an agreement that includes benefits gains. Unifor members working in Resolute’s paper mills voted 90 per cent in favour of the four-year agreement. Vision and dental care will increase by $100 per year on Jan. 1, 2023 and dental will increase by another $100 on […]


The union representing employees at a Hitachi Construction Truck Manufacturing Ltd. plant in Guelph, Ont. has ratified an agreement that includes pension and benefits gains. Members of Unifor Local 1917 Hitachi unit members voted 95 per cent in favour of the three-year collective agreement, which includes a $0.25 contribution increase to the defined benefit pension […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 24, 2022 May 20, 2022
  • 09:00

A ruling by the Supreme Court of British Columbia on the B.C. Credit Union Employers’ Pension Plan’s normal retirement date was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. B.C. court upholds pension plan’s decision to increase retirement age 2. Ontario NDP platform includes dental […]

  • By: Staff
  • April 29, 2022 April 28, 2022
  • 09:00

The union representing roughly 900 workers at Metro Inc. warehouses in Etobicoke, Ont. has ratified a new 4.5-year collective agreement that includes pension and benefits gains. Sandeep Kakan, director of pension and benefits at Unifor, says the agreement includes an increase in the defined benefit pension plan’s flat-rate benefit, retroactive to 2001, as well as […]

The union representing workers at three Ontario casinos has ratified a series of collective agreements that will provide improved pensions and health benefits for employees. Members of Unifor Local 444 at the Caesars Windsor ratified a three-year collective agreement that includes a one per cent enhancement to its defined contribution pension plan, as well as […]

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  • April 27, 2022 April 26, 2022
  • 09:00

Alberta’s nurses have a new collective bargaining agreement, which includes more mental-health support as the coronavirus pandemic drags on. In addition to more psychological and mental-health supports, the deal includes the creation of a union-employer workload advisory committee, $5 million a year toward recruitment and retention strategies in rural and remote areas and $2.5 million a […]

The union representing employees at a Loblaw Co. Ltd. distribution centre in Ajax, Ont. has ratified a new four-year contract that will increase employer contributions to a group registered retirement savings plan. For workers with five or more years of service, the employer’s RRSP contribution match will increase to five per cent from 3.5 per […]

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • December 20, 2021 December 17, 2021
  • 09:00
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About 2,000 workers at the Cargill Inc. beef plant in High River, Alta., are calling off a strike after reaching a deal this weekend that includes a six-year collective agreement featuring retroactive pay, signing bonuses, a 21 per cent wage increase over the life of the contract and improved health benefits. The deal also gives employees […]


The union representing employees at the Globe and Mail has ratified a new three-year contract that will provide a $1,500 mental-health benefit. Howard Law, director for the media sector at Unifor, says the mental-health benefit was increased from $850 and won’t be subject to the overall paramedical cap of $1,500. Read: Reliance Home Comfort, Unifor […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 21, 2021 September 20, 2021
  • 15:00

New collective agreements for two separate groups of employees include improvements to health benefits and work-life balance. The negotiations between Federated Co-operatives Ltd. and Unifor, which have been bargaining since the last collective agreement expired on Aug. 31, 2020, include improvements to benefits, increased scheduling flexibility and a one per cent wage increase in each […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 28, 2021 July 28, 2021
  • 09:00