What Unions Do

Unions begin with you

When workers unite, they make things better for everyone. That’s why unions were created to stand up together for fair wages, safe workplaces and decent work hours. There are millions of union members in Canada who know that by standing together, they can accomplish great things for themselves and all workers.

Build Worker Power

The labour movement was created by people standing up together for fair wages, safe workplaces and decent work hours.

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People Working Together

Organizing a union in your workplace is about getting more rights and more power.

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Strengthen Our Communities

Workers in unions are an important part of the local community and economy because that’s where they spend their paycheques.

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How Unions Work

Union members democratically elect their leaders who are then responsible for advocating for the good of the members. Elected leaders have defined terms, and are always accountable to the membership they represent. Unions are governed by clear constitutions, bylaws and other rules that are accessible to and changeable by the membership at regularly held conventions or meetings.

Unions Don't

Take actions that are to your detriment

Make decisions without a democratic vote of the workers

Protect low-performing employees

Harm the employer

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Learn how to improve your workplace and ensure
that you and your co-workers are protected.

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