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Media Advisory: Unifor's 5 year anniversary labour day celebration

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Media Advisory: Unifor's 5 year anniversary labour day celebration

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TORONTO, Sept. 1, 2018 /CNW/ - On Monday September 3, Unifor will join activists and community members to mark Labour Day with its own special celebration in Toronto.

Unifor Labour Day (CNW Group/Unifor)

This Labour Day is also Unifor's 5th Birthday. Unifor members have a lot to celebrate. Over the past five years, as Canada's largest private sector union, Unifor has delivered on its founding principles to be a union known for bold activism, political action, and pushing back at the bargaining table.

"The victories Unifor has achieved over the past five years have been won due to the determination, perseverance, and hard work of our rank and file members," said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President.

Unifor members showed solidarity in pushing back against scab labour used to prolong recent strikes in Godrich and Thunder Bay. We successfully organized more than 20 thousand new workers in the school bus, health care, and hospitality sectors. And we continue to fight for social justice and challenge racism and Islamophobia in our communities.

News Media are invited to attend Unifor's Toronto Labour Day Rally and march to the waterfront.

WHAT:

Unifor's Toronto Labour Day celebration

WHEN:

Monday, September 3, 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

WHERE:

Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W, Toronto

WHO:

Jerry Dias, President, Unifor


Naureen Rizvi, Ontario Regional Director, Unifor


Anthony Silvester, National Policy Advisor 3F, United Federation of Danish Workers


Other speakers will include rank and file members and union leaders

 

Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector, representing 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy. The union advocates for all working people and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and strives to create progressive change for a better future.

SOURCE Unifor

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