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SEIU Local 2 Launches Nationwide Effort to Unionize Essential Workers
May 12, 2020 12:52 ET | SEIU Local 2
TORONTO, May 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The COVID-19 crisis has had disastrous effects on workers without unions, many of whom have little or nothing in the way of job protection and sick days....
Empty words are not enough – Elected leaders publicly recognize need for Justice for Janitors
April 27, 2020 14:48 ET | SEIU Local 2
OTTAWA, April 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- “Has there been consideration for our frontline janitors and cleaners, as it relates to providing immediate raises, and keeping cleaners employed during...
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Government Continues to Stall on Implementing Necessary Reforms While COVID-19 Spreads Through Care Homes
April 23, 2020 11:36 ET | SEIU Local 2
TORONTO, April 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The health crisis currently facing care homes has been a disaster waiting to happen for years. Due to low average pay, care home workers often work in two...
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“I am working as much as I can because the clients need us,” Workers going Non-Stop Following COVID-19 Outbreak at Participation House 
April 15, 2020 16:44 ET | SEIU Local 2
TORONTO, April 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- After months of inadequate Government action in containing the COVID-19 virus, Participation House Markham is reeling from a devastating COVID-19...
“More respect for our hard work”: Janitors launch campaign demanding better pay and work conditions during COVID-19
April 08, 2020 13:29 ET | SEIU Local 2
TORONTO, April 08, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Service Employees International Union Local 2 has launched the Invisible to Essential campaign, calling on property owners, managers and cleaning...
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Janitors Fight Ends in Victory Without Conceding on Sick Days and Health Benefits
November 13, 2019 08:00 ET | SEIU Local 2
TORONTO, Nov. 13, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Janitors at the ICON Condominium towers in Toronto’s downtown entertainment district are celebrating a victory that will ensure they keep their health...
Janitors become first group to test BC’s new successorship provisions setting major legal precedent for workers in highly precarious sectors of the economy
September 30, 2019 10:34 ET | SEIU Local 2
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Janitors at two Oxford Properties sites in downtown Vancouver, including the historic Marine Building, are celebrating a massive...
Janitors and Community Allies, including Local MPPs and Federal NDP Candidate, Rally in Front of Downtown Toronto Condo
July 24, 2019 17:40 ET | SEIU Local 2
TORONTO, July 24, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Close to 40 community allies, including three local NDP MPPs and a federal candidate, rallied around the janitors who clean the Icon Condominium towers at...
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Low-wage workers cleaning luxury Toronto condo locked out for refusing drastic concessions
July 24, 2019 07:00 ET | SEIU Local 2
WHEN: Wednesday July 24   8:00 A.M.-9:00 A.M.   WHERE:250/270 Wellington Street W, Toronto, ON TORONTO, July 24, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The janitors who clean the Icon Condominium towers at 250...
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Cleaning Company Locks Out Low-Wage Janitors at Downtown Toronto Condo for Refusing Drastic Concessions
July 23, 2019 16:22 ET | SEIU Local 2
RALLY TO SUPPORT WORKERS ANNOUNCED FOR WEDNESDAY MORNING WHEN:Wednesday, July 248:00 A.M.-9:00 A.M.WHERE:250/270 Wellington Street W, Toronto, ON TORONTO, July 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The...