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Workers at Amazon win the right to vote on forming a union with Unifor


Workers at Amazon win the right to vote on forming a union with Unifor

Workers at Amazon’s Delta facility are set to vote this week on joining Unifor, Canada’s largest private-sector union, following a ruling by the British Columbia Labour Relations Board (BCLRB) on May 27, 2024. 

“The power of union representation is within reach for Amazon workers at Delta,” said Unifor National President Lana Payne. “The best way to have a strong voice at work is to vote to join our union and send your employer a clear collective message.” 

Unifor’s application to the BCLRB came after hundreds of workers at the Delta facility signed confidential union cards. The Board has now mandated a confidential vote, which will take place between 3 p.m. PT on May 28 and 12 noon on May 31. A simple majority of votes cast will establish Unifor as their official bargaining representative. 

“Amazon workers in Delta taking this step mirrors a growing trend of workers seeking fair treatment and better conditions globally,” said Mathias Bolton, Head of Commerce for UNI Global Union. “A successful vote will resonate beyond Canada and inspire more Amazon workers worldwide.” 

“Thousands of warehouse workers across Canada are already represented by Unifor and enjoy higher wages, extended benefits, and job security,” said Unifor Western Regional Director Gavin McGarrigle. “Workers at Amazon deserve a union.” 

Unifor represents 315,000 workers across various sectors in Canada. The union advocates for workers’ rights, equality, and social justice, striving to foster progressive change for a better future. 



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