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New Resource for New Parents

UFCW Canada members who are new or expectant parents will have some new help this year in trying to figure out what their rights and entitlements are as workers and new parents. The UFCW Canada Guide to Maternity, Paternity & Parental Leaves from Work, initiated by UFCW Canada's National Women's Advisory Committee, was recently made available to help members make sense of an often complicated benefits system. "As Canada's most youthful union, many UFCW Canada members are new or soon-to-be parents," says Nancy Quiring, UFCW Canada's regional director for the Western Provinces, who also chairs the national committee. "The committee coordinated the development of this guide in order to help UFCW Canada members understand and access the benefits that were established to help people create a healthier balance between their home and work lives."

The guide is available in French and English, and is fully accessible to all UFCW Canada members through the committee's
webpage, located at


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