Uniting Unifor: Several candidates step up in race for national Unifor presidency

Toronto, Ontario — Following the unceremonious departure of Unifor president Jerry Dias from his role in March, several candidates have emerged as frontrunners in the race to fill the highly-influential role. Unifor Local 444 president David Cassidy, Unifor’s national secretary-treasurer Lana Payne and Dias’ executive assistant Scott Doherty are currently slated as candidates for the […]

Union Upheaval: Jerry Dias retires as Unifor president amid health concerns

Toronto, Ontario — The Canadian auto industry bid farewell to a long-time labour advocate on Wednesday, as Unifor National president Jerry Dias announced his retirement amid ongoing personal health concerns. Unifor’s National Executive Board was contacted by Dias on Friday, informing them of his immediate retirement. He had been on medical leave since Feb. 6. […]

Joining the Cast: Tesla to integrate single front-end cast piece to Model Y

Toronto, Ontario — Tesla is simplifying the body structure of its Model Y SUV, making it the first vehicle of its kind to feature two large single casting pieces at the front and rear of the vehicle. The automaker plans to make a partner for the single-piece rear casting, integrated in January, with a complementary […]

Labour Lockout: Honda calls EV exec. order ‘unfair’, ‘discriminatory’

Toronto, Ontario — Representatives from American Honda are pushing back on U.S. President Biden’s Aug. 5 executive order that sets a goal of 50 percent of overall sales being EVs, by 2030, saying the thought is there, but the cars aren’t. In the analysis of last week’s order, Bloomberg wrote “[Biden] has ordered the federal […]

Border Bond: Manitoba, North Dakota govs. collaborate on truck driver vaccine initiative

Bismarck, North Dakota — In an act of cross-border-collaboration, the governments of Manitoba and the U.S. state of North Dakota announced on Tuesday the Essential Worker Cross-Border Vaccination Initiative, to help protect those essential supply chain workers who travel across the border every day. “As Manitoba faces the third wave of the pandemic and the […]

Vax Pass: B.C. gov. announces three hours paid time off for worker vaccines

Victoria, British Columbia — An update to the Employment Standards Act announced on Monday will allow British Columbians up to three hours of paid leave for COVID-19 vaccine appointments, in an effort by the province to ensure that no wages are lost for employees looking to get in line. “We know that many workers can’t […]