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Learn about unionizing your workplace

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Why Unionize?

Unionized workers make more in wages, have more paid time off, better benefits and more control over their workplaces.

“Being in a union means we are treated fairly and have the security of knowing that the company can’t at a whim remove benefits or reduce wages because these are protected in our union contract.”

Rob Ricci
Forklift Operator at Brewery, British Columbia

  • Union workers make 20% more on average than non-union workers. As soon as you form a union, you get to negotiate higher wage.
  • Union workers have more paid time off, like sick days and vacations, and better benefits.
  • Being in a union means that you’ll be defended if you’re being asked to do unsafe work. Your union will defend your labour rights!

worker testimonies

Worker testimonies

Paid Sick Days

John Vogel
Driver/Operator at McRae’s Environmental, British Columbia 

“Given what is happening with the pandemic, workers absolutely need to win paid sick day flexibility from their bosses. We can’t wait on the government to legislate this stuff. We won six paid sick days at the bargaining table from our company, which we can bank, or take as a cash pay-out at the end of the year. We’d never get that non-union.”

A voice at work

Kathy Sanford
Dykeland Lodge Nursing Home, Nova Scotia

“Being part of a union means that our voices and concerns get heard by management. Without a union, Management usually has the final say in everything. As a long-term care giver working during a global health pandemic, this is very important to me.  All of us here work extremely hard to take care of the residents and we need to make sure we are also taken care of and have a real voice at work.”

HeaLth benefits

Olga De Cruz 
Janitor at Hallmark Housekeeping Services, Ontario

“With the power of being part of a union, my co-workers and I fought and won health benefits and a pension plan in our contract. Many janitors would not even think this is possible. To the companies and the public, we were practically invisible, but not anymore. Cleaners are some of the essential workers fighting the spread of the Coronavirus. No one should have to work without health benefits in normal times and especially during a global health pandemic.”

Recall Rights

David J. Sheppard
Casino Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia

“All of us at the Casino in Halifax are now laid off for an extended time because of Covid-19. It’s nice to know that because we are unionized our jobs are protected and we will be recalled.  Some non-unionized companies don’t necessarily have to call their employees back, or respect anyone’s seniority, and that’s an added stress that I’m grateful to not have to worry about right now.”

Health & Safety

Michael Alvarado
Security Guard & Chief Steward at University Health Network, Ontario

“My job as a frontline security guard could be dangerous in the best of times. With the Covid-19 epidemic, we are doing our best to stay safe and healthy.  As a union member, I don’t worry about inadequate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), which keeps me free from exposure and stress so I could go home to my loved ones. Being part of a strong union is what gives me that confidence.”

Better wages

Rob Ricci
Forklift Operator at Brewery, British Columbia

“As a union, my co-workers and I have achieved better wages each time we sit down to bargain a collective agreement. The cost of living keeps going up and it’s important that our wages do as well so we can support our families. Being in a union means we are treated fairly and have the security of knowing that the company can’t at a whim remove benefits or reduce wages because these are protected in our union contract.”

Health & Safety

Michael Alvarado
Security Guard & Chief Steward at University Health Network, Ontario

“My job as a frontline security guard could be dangerous in the best of times. With the Covid-19 epidemic, we are doing our best to stay safe and healthy.  As a union member, I don’t worry about inadequate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), which keeps me free from exposure and stress so I could go home to my loved ones. Being part of a strong union is what gives me that confidence.”

Heath benefits

Olga De Cruz 
Janitor at Hallmark Housekeeping Services, Ontario

“With the power of being part of a union, my co-workers and I fought and won health benefits and a pension plan in our contract. Many janitors would not even think this is possible. To the companies and the public, we were practically invisible, but not anymore. Cleaners are some of the essential workers fighting the spread of the Coronavirus. No one should have to work without health benefits in normal times and especially during a global health pandemic. “

Paid Sick Days

John Vogel
Driver/Operator at McRae’s Environmental, British Columbia 

“Given what is happening with the pandemic, workers absolutely need to win paid sick day flexibility from their bosses. We can’t wait on the government to legislate this stuff. We won six paid sick days at the bargaining table from our company, which we can bank, or take as a cash pay-out at the end of the year. We’d never get that non-union.”

A voice at work

Kathy Sanford
Dykeland Lodge Nursing Home, Nova Scotia

“Being part of a union means that our voices and concerns get heard by management. Without a union, Management usually has the final say in everything. As a long-term care giver working during a global health pandemic, this is very important to me.  All of us here work extremely hard to take care of the residents and we need to make sure we are also taken care of and have a real voice at work.”

Recall Rights

David J. Sheppard
Casino Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia

“All of us at the Casino in Halifax are now laid off for an extended time because of Covid-19. It’s nice to know that because we are unionized our jobs are protected and we will be recalled.  Some non-unionized companies don’t necessarily have to call their employees back, or respect anyone’s seniority, and that’s an added stress that I’m grateful to not have to worry about right now.”

Better wages

Rob Ricci
Forklift Operator at Brewery, British Columbia

“As a union, my co-workers and I have achieved better wages each time we sit down to bargain a collective agreement. The cost of living keeps going up and it’s important that our wages do as well so we can support our families. Being in a union means we are treated fairly and have the security of knowing that the company can’t at a whim remove benefits or reduce wages because these are protected in our union contract.”

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Union members are more likely to report health & safety violations and refuse unsafe work!

Unionized workers are more likely to have workplace benefits, pensions and paid time off!