SEIU Canada (Service Employees International Union - Canada)

SEIU Canada (Service Employees International Union - Canada)

January 04, 2008 10:22 ET

Thousands of Workers Joined SEIU in 2007

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 4, 2008) - SEIU Canada enjoyed a tremendous 2007 as more than 5,000 new members united in our union. Workers joined SEIU's ranks to improve their working conditions from coast to coast:

- Tired of being disrespected and underpaid, nearly 500 casino workers came together in Nova Scotia.

- Determined to build a better future for their families more than 1,000 workers united in Quebec.

- More than 2,000 workers joined the union ranks in Ontario, including nearly 1,000 janitors who launched the Justice for Janitors movement in Canada.

The labour movement in North America is facing a continued and steady decline in member density. Some unions in Canada have responded to this challenge by trading historic and fundamental rights for a deal with the boss. SEIU is particularly proud to achieve organizing victories without compromising the right to strike and democratic representation.

In 2008 working families across Canada will continue to struggle with poverty and poor working conditions. SEIU remains committed to growing and empowering men and women so they can defend their rights at work and create a brighter tomorrow.

SEIU as an organization has reversed the downward trend and has grown like no other union in North America. SEIU's membership in Canada is now 100,000 and has organized almost 13,000 new members since 2005. SEIU's membership in North America is now over 1.9 million strong.

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts:
    SEIU Canada
    Diego Mendez
    National Representative - Communications
    (416) 476-7762