Know Your Rights

The first step in standing up for your rights is to know what they are.

Unifor 6004 is part of Canada’s largest private-sector union with more than 310,000 members. We have the people who can help you with any worker rights question, including hours, wages, pensions, etc.

As workers in a Federally regulated industry, you are protected by laws that cover the basic terms of employment. Navigating these rules and regulations, especially if you think they aren’t being respected by your employer, can be difficult. Members of Unifor 6004 have access to knowledgeable staff and lawyers who can help navigate these problematic situations.

Specifically, the Federal Labour Standards lays out specific guidelines on:

  1. Work hours;
  2. Minimum wage and overtime pay;
  3. Public holidays;
  4. Vacation time;
  5. Pregnancy and parental leave;
  6. Emergency, medical, caregiver, leave;
  7. Termination and severance pay;
  8. Filing an employment standards claim.

You are also protected from discrimination by the Canadian Human Rights Act. Your workplace should be free from discrimination based on: race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, citizenship, ethnic origin, disability, creed, sex (including sexual harassment and pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, family or marital status, age. If there is a pattern of discrimination or an inappropriate incident, we can help our members file a formal complaint to the Canadian Human Rights Commission.

If you have any concerns about your rights, as a member or non-member of Unifor 6004, send us an email or give us a call about how we can help you.
Phone: 613-565-2004