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The objectives of Unifor are:

In Our Workplaces

  • To promote, conduct and safeguard collective bargaining and to strengthen practices of more broadly based bargaining, including coordinated and pattern bargaining.
  • To regulate and improve wages, pensions and benefits, hours of work, employment security and working conditions through collective bargaining and political action.
  • To protect and strengthen our rights at work.
  • To strive for a safe and healthy work environment.
  • To ensure fair treatment, dignity and respect at work.
  • To make workplaces more democratic.
  • To organize the unorganized.
  • To strive for a safe workplace free of discrimination and harassment.

For Our Members

  • To ensure equality regardless of race, sex, age, creed, colour, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, political affiliation or place of origin.
  • To guarantee that every member receives equal treatment under this Constitution.
  • To create and preserve a safe environment free of discrimination and harassment.
  • To ensure that our union is committed to the principles and practices of democratic unionism.
  • To guarantee accountability and transparency in our decision-making and our actions.
  • To ensure that our union belongs to its members, is driven by their common objectives and provides ample opportunities for democratic participation.
  • To ensure that our union reflects the diversity of our members and communities.
  • To provide opportunities for education and development so that our members build awareness and analysis, get more involved in the union and their communities.
  • To provide opportunities for workers not in regular employment situations to join our union.

In Our Communities

  • To fight for good jobs in our communities and throughout the economy.
  • To provide support to those in need.
  • To build our union’s presence in the community and encourage our members to be involved in all aspects of community life.
  • To work in common cause with other progressives to promote social justice and environmental sustainability at a community level.
  • To work on labour-based campaigns with other affiliates of Labour Councils.
  • To encourage unorganized workers to join our union and be open to new members in our communities.

In Broader Society

  • To safeguard, protect and extend freedom, civil liberties, democracy and democratic trade unionism.
  • To be broadly politically active at the municipal, provincial and federal levels and to mount issue-based campaigns.
  • To fight for social and economic reform by giving priority to good jobs, equality and social justice.
  • To protect and safeguard the health and safety of the planet by supporting the goal of an environmentally sustainable future.
  • To build and unify the labour movement and to act in solidarity with other labour organizations in Canada and throughout the world with objectives similar to ours.
  • To support and work in common cause with progressive organizations in Canada and around the world.
  • To resist corporate globalization and provide alternatives to job-destroying trade deals and policies.
  • To work to end war and contribute to world peace.

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