In a surprise announcement yesterday, Ontario's Beer Store says that smaller Ontario brewers will gain greater access to both the Beer Stores' stock shelves and boardroom.
UFCW Canada, which represents Beer Store workers, says that it approves of the changes, calling it a "new era" for the Beer Store.
"The changes mean more input and opportunity for Ontario-brewers and more choice for Ontario consumers at the lowest average retail beer prices in Canada," said Rob Edwards, president of UFCW Canada Local 12R24, which represents more than 6,000 Local 12R24 members work at The Beer Store retail and warehouse locations in Ontario.
Hundreds of Seneca College teachers may lose their jobs or have them downgraded to non-union positions this January.
As the college proceeds with cuts, hundreds of "partial load" unionized jobs will be replaced with non-unionized part-time positions. Part-time faculty do not have office hours, are not paid for student contact time, and often work two or three jobs to make ends meet.
"English and liberal studies have been especially hard hit," said OPSEU Local 560 President Jonathan Singer, "but there are drastic cuts across the board."
After months of discussion with the Ontario and Federal governments, Ford Motor Co. has decided to take its engine investment elsewhere.
The global engine deal would have brought roughly $2 billion of investment to manufacture 1.5 and 1.6 Litre engines. It would also have created over 900 jobs and secured the future of engine manufacturing in Ontario for the next decade.
Speaking to CBC's Amanda Lang, Unifor president Jerry Dias explained that the contract was originally slated for Mexico, but that the Union and the province were hoping to bring the contract north.
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With less than four days to go until Ontario's municipal elections, undecided voters may be looking for guidance. Several unions and labour organizations are supporting mayoral, city council, and school district candidates.
Some Labour District Councils have also published lists of endorsements, highlighting candidates who support environmental and economic sustainability, local economic stimulus, better social services, and workers' rights. Endorsements often entail more than just a seal of approval. In many cases, unions or area labour councils will donate time, and staff to their preferred candidates.