It's Time To Bring LiUNA To Work

An estimated one in seven Canadians, almost 5 million people — currently live in conditions of poverty, often as a result of ‘low wages’. That means that millions of people across our country struggle to meet their most basic needs every day; to make challenging decisions like paying the electricity bill or going to the dentist, buy nutritious food or buy a transit pass. These individuals are at higher risk of homelessness, have an increased risk of anxiety and emotional struggles.

Almost 1 in every 5 households experience serious housing affordability issues (spending over 50% of their low income on rent) which puts them at risk of homelessness. That is why our Union advocates for workers in every Province to earn a ‘living wage,’ even more so… to earn a ‘Union Wage.’

Act now to bring LiUNA to your workplace.


A Union Wage

Definition: A union wage premium refers to the degree in which union wages exceed non-union member wages. Union wage premiums are one of the most researched and analyzed issues in economics especially in labor economics. Unions and their struggle for wages and better benefits usually target larger firms that have a concentrated industry. Unions have an effect on wages, the probability of gaining benefits, productivity of the worker, and workplace protections.

It's not just 'Union wages' that help raise a family!

  • It's Union medical and dental benefits

  • Pension Contributions

  • Access to scholarships

  • Free member training through training facilities

  • Member appreciation events and awards

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Standard Practice Under A LiUNA Collective Agreements

There continues to be issues with gender and age wage gaps across the country. However, the terms found within the security of a Collective Agreement have no gender, religious or ethnic bias.

In fact, the Canadian Labour Congress reports that women with unions earned on average $7.10/hour more with a union in their workplace.

Younger individuals in the workforce under age 25 earned an extra 27% from jobs where they were covered by a collective agreement.

Unions contribute to equality for all Canadians in the workplace. Join us now to bring equality to your workplace.

Resource: Canada Without Poverty


Coronavirus Preparation and Response Fact Sheet - Updated March 20, 2020

The Laborers' Health and Safety Fund of North America has developed a fact sheet in response to several questions about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). CLICK here for the Coronavirus FACT SHEET. Last updated March 20, 2020

Coronavirus & COVID-19: Preparation and Response

First known as the novel coronavirus, the virus now referred to as COVID-19 has been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the number of cases in the U.S. and Canada continues to rise. It’s now critical that everyone does their part to limit the spread of the virus, as people without symptoms or with mild symptoms can still spread the virus to others.

Risk in the U.S. and Canada

Current risk of contracting COVID-19 in the U.S. and Canada varies by community based on the extent of the outbreak and the success of mitigation efforts. About half the people diagnosed with COVID-19 have already recovered. It’s estimated over 80 percent of those infected will experience only mild symptoms.

However, even people at low risk for serious health complications should take steps to protect groups who would be at higher risk if they got the virus.

Risk for more serious health effects is highest among:

Older adults (age 60 and up)
People with underlying health conditions (e.g., heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, cancer)
People with weakened immune systems
The majority of deaths caused by COVID-19 have occurred among people falling into at least one of these higher risk categories.

Transmission & Diagnosis

Transmission: spread primarily through airborne respiratory droplets during coughing and sneezing, but can also be spread through regular breathing. Being in close proximity (less than six feet) to an infected person, especially in enclosed spaces, can result in transmission. Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands, or touching an object with the virus on it, followed by touching your mouth, nose or eyes before washing your hands can spread the virus.

Diagnosis: If you suspect you have COVID-19, call your healthcare provider. A lab test may be performed and sent to the CDC.