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Job Security in the age of the Automation

What does automation mean for the future of work? Though it may be hard to predict the future in many areas of life, with work, we can know almost for certain that automation is coming our way. As technology advances, there are many types of jobs that may be at risk of major change, such […]

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How Unions Can Help Workers Reskill for the Future

In the age of information and technology, it can sometimes feel like the world around us is changing at the speed of light. While some innovations have made our lives so much easier, there have also been developments that can cause worry for workers as companies and workplaces evolve, leaving them wondering whether their skills […]

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The Unionizing Process: Securing the Majority Vote

There are many benefits of joining a labour union such as fair compensation, job security, constant support, and so much more. But while we can all agree that unions benefit workers greatly, the actual process of unionizing isn’t always easy. Successfully organizing your workplace requires one crucial thing that can be challenging to get – […]

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The Unionizing Process: 5 Steps to Organizing Your Co-Workers

So how do you unionize? Organizing a workplace is no easy feat. With careful planning, lots of communication, and the support of a strong union, you can make it happen! We’re here to help you understand the 5 steps to organizing your co-workers. It’s important to note that none of the activities below should be done during […]

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The Unionizing Process: Collective Bargaining and Securing a First Contract

Unions are based around one simple fact – people are more powerful together than they are alone. Unions give a voice to workers who may have otherwise been ignored. One of the most practical ways that we do this is through collective bargaining. What is collective bargaining? In a typical employment situation, one employee doesn’t […]

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Withdrawal Card Information

A withdrawal card is issued to a member who is leaving their job for a period of one (1) calendar month or more for a leave of absence, medical reasons, maternity/parental leave or because of a resignation or termination. When you are going to be off work, you are entitled to a withdrawal card provided […]

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