UNIONS MATTER #14
They speak our language—literally!
Unifor launches multi-lingual campaign to improve warehouse working conditions
As the 2021 holiday shopping season ramps up on Black Friday, Unifor is launching the ‘Warehouse Workers Unite’ campaign to improve working conditions for workers in warehousing, distribution and logistics facilities across the country.
“Frontline essential warehouse workers literally carry the load to ensure that we have access to the goods that we need but they also bear the brunt as pressure for faster and faster delivery results in ever-worsening conditions, with increased demands to work at almost impossible speeds,” said Unifor National President Jerry Dias.
Warehouse Workers Unite brings warehouse workers together to address shared issues including the ‘speed-up’ of work, health and safety protection, fair wages, better working conditions, and respect on the job.
The new campaign websites, warehouseworkersunite.ca in English and solidariteentrepots.ca in French, include a feature that provides instant translation to multiple languages including Punjabi, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil and Urdu.
Videos on warehouseworkersunite.ca are also posted with closed captioning in multiple languages to maximize outreach to newcomers working in the warehouse sector.
With the campaign launch, Unifor warehouse workers will mark Black Friday with an outreach to non-unionized warehouse workers in the greater Toronto and Montreal areas.
On Black Friday, you can show your support for warehouse workers by sharing the campaign website and video on your social media channels.
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