Why join a Union? What’s in it for me?

Both valid questions and ones I am sure you are asking yourselves right now. I guess the simple answer would be to coin the phrases, “In Unity there is Strength” and “No man is an Island”, but it’s more than that. Local 780G is part of Unifor, Canada’s largest private sector union, with more than 305,000 members in every major sector of the economy. This affiliation gives you access to Union Pension Plans, Union Apprenticeships and Union jobs. Union membership gives you the opportunity to bargain collectively, to secure a Collective Agreement that cannot be changed on the whims of your employer. A Collective Agreement free from discrimination. A Collective Agreement with a Grievance and Arbitration Procedure. A Collective Agreement negotiated by YOU, yourselves, with the help of experienced Local and National Representatives.

Making the decision to join Unifor can leave a positive and lasting impact on the lives of workers and their families. Joining our union is a smart thing to do. Have a real say at your workplace.




“With all their faults, trade unions have done more for humanity than any other organization of men that ever existed. They have done more for decency, for honesty, for education, for the betterment of the race, for the developing of character in men, than any other association of men.”

Clarence Darrow