“Our labor unions are not narrow, self-seeking groups. They have raised wages, shortened hours, and provided supplemental benefits. Through collective bargaining and grievance procedures, they have brought justice and democracy to the shop floor. But their work goes beyond their own job, and even beyond our borders. For the labor movement is people.” - John F. KennedyA labour union is an organized group of workers. The union bargains with the employer about matters related to labour contracts. A union is active in every aspect of the average worker’s life. Thanks to unions, Canadian workers have fair wages, safer working conditions, improved health care and increased benefits. Unions have given Canadian workers weekends and an opportunity at a better work-life balance.
A union is only as strong as its members. No participation means that there is no union. Without our members there is no voice, no progress and no justice.
UCTE’s members have a voice!