Every workplace has its own problems on the shop floor but there are common issues faced by workers across the warehouse sector.
While warehouse workers face a long list of challenges, there is an almost endless list of opportunities to make positive change. Simply put, when working conditions are poor, the room for improvement is huge.
Joining Unifor is the first step to improve working conditions and turn precarious and lower-quality warehouse jobs into “good jobs.”
In addition, being in a union means having the support of a large and well-organized worker-led organization, with access to legal, human rights, and other resources.
Through union-negotiated collective agreements, warehouse workers are able to address key issues including:
Warehouse work often takes place out of the public eye, and warehouse workers sometimes feel invisible and isolated. More coordination across the warehouse sector will allow workers to build their power, share their victories, and create a winning strategy that works for their sector.