Unifor is Canada’s largest private sector union, with more than 300,000 members across the country, working in every major sector of the Canadian economy.
Unifor brings a modern approach to unionism: adopting new tools, involving and engaging our members, and always looking for new ways to develop the role and approach of our union to meet the demands of the 21st century.
Every person of working age in Canada has a right to a good job and the benefits of economic progress.
Unifor's Community Chapters are a new form of union membership that aims to reach out to groups of workers that are generally excluded from union membership.
Potential groups of people may include workers in workplaces where organizing campaigns have not yet succeeded; workers in precarious jobs; unemployed workers; students and any other group of workers hoping to improve their economic and social conditions.
To read our flyer about our community chapters and how to create one, please download the PDF: Community Chapters
Why start a Community Chapter?
Because you want to improve the working conditions in your workplace
Because you are a precarious, contract, freelance or self-employed worker or any other kind of worker that is traditionally excluded from collective bargaining
Because you are unemployed and know other people in the same situation who want to improve their conditions of work and life
Because you want to help redefine how people see and understand unions
Because you think unions should work to defend the rights of all working people
Because you think we're stronger when we work together
A decent living and hope for the future.
For most of us, that’s all we want, all we need, to be happy and live fulfilling lives.
And it’s what Unifor wants, too.
The low-paying precarious jobs that define today’s economy won’t provide the security and stability workers need. Instead, they promise a country in which young people can expect, for the first time in Canadian history, to be worse off than their parents.
That’s why Unifor is moving forward with plans to host a National Good Jobs Summit, bringing together all stakeholders to start a conversation about creating jobs with fair wages – jobs that are safe and secure.
To read Unifor’s 2013 World Day for Decent Work Statement click here
Tell us your story about precarious work and how you would make your job better by emailing: