Quest Food Exchange is a non-profit organization that provides varied affordable and healthy foods to Canadians facing food insecurity.
Earlier this month, over 700 hospital clerical workers voted by 96% to ratify a new collective agreement. The union bargaining committee was able to negotiate a 4.65% raise.
Hotel workers at the Marriott Courtyard Markham voted 99.9% in favour of ratifying a new collective agreement earlier this month. The workers are represented by Teamsters Local Union 847.
These past months, COVID-19 has shaped our collective imagination. The need for physical distancing has forced us to question how we work. Last spring, as offices became deserted and factories closed, health care facilities and other businesses were moving full steam ahead, and truck and delivery drivers were working flat out.
With the COVID-19 pandemic, the contribution of truck drivers to the well-being of all Canadians has been, more than ever, invaluable. Without them, the economy would have almost completely ceased to function and chaos would have quickly taken hold in our cities and countryside.
Ottawa is providing much-needed and long-overdue relief for truck drivers who continue to grapple with the cost of food on the road.