Unions are making a difference. We’ve always known that most of the economic benefits of our economy go to corporations and the rich, through their unions working people are using the power of collective action to get their fair share, and give back to their communities.
140 years of organizing and struggle unions have a lot to be proud of.
- The 40-hour workweek
- The 8-hour workday
- Sick Leave
- Paid Vacation
- Safety and health protections
- Grievance procedure for wrongful discharge and discipline
- Fairness in promotions
- Higher wages
Unions have also been instrumental in achieving broader social gains that make Canada one of the most envied countries in the world, some of these include:
- Universal Health Care
- Public Education
- Voting rights for Women
- Unemployment Insurance
- Pay equity
- Anti-discrimination legislation
None of these gains would have been made without the work and struggle of rank and file union members from across the country. The struggle to maintain and extend these gains is more important now than ever, get involved with the Local and help us build a strong democratic union.
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