People Working Together

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

Organizing a union in your workplace is about getting more rights and more power. Thousands of working people—all across the country and in all kinds of jobs—organize unions every year because unions are the best way to secure the things you care about.

About a third of Canadian workers belong to unions, including, nurses, teachers, firefighters, journalists and professional athletes, as well as the more traditionally unionized occupations like retail store clerks, manufacturing workers, auto workers, miners, electricians and construction trades workers.

Unions in Canada are regulated by federal and provincial legislation. They are required by law to be democratic and financially accountable to their members. All unions have constitutions that must be registered with government labour boards. There are well over a hundred different unions in Canada.

If you’re interested in the benefits of unionization, contact an organizer today.