The formation of Unifor represented an incredible opportunity to transform our union and the broader labour movement by building stronger local unions and grass roots community activism.
In order to build this movement, we first needed to hear from our local unions, to hear what their challenges are, and to discover the best practices that we know are out there waiting to be shared. That is why the Local Union Task Force was formed.
The Local Union Task Force has been one of the most significant undertakings of Unifor in its first three years. It was launched in April 2015 at a Local Union Presidents’ Conference. The conference was followed by 49 town hall meetings over the course of ten months, and on-line local union and members’ surveys providing detailed information about the challenges faced, and the successes that our local unions have had across the country.
In August of 2016 at Unifor’s Convention, the Task Force presented its final report including 28 recommendations for moving this agenda forward and building stronger local unions. The Task Force also presented an action plan, complete with timelines and responsibilities in order to ensure that these recommendations are followed through on and implemented across the union.
To read the final report click here.
To access all of the materials created for the Local Union Task Force click here.