With the official opening of its offices in downtown Alliston this afternoon, Unifor is making a commitment to the community and its families, Unifor Organizing Director John Aman says.
“This office gives us a presence right in town. It’s a place that people can drop by any time to talk about joining the union,” Aman said at a barbeque to officially open the office.
While much of the work at the storefront office will be focused on helping Honda workers join Unifor, the office will be open to workers from any local workplaces considering unionization, Aman said.
The office will be staffed several days a week, offering a drop-in spot for workers to talk to members of the Unifor Organizing Department, get information about Unifor and the benefits of joining a union, and to hand in union membership cards.
Danny McBride, lead organizer for the Honda drive, said the office will be used for meetings of inside teams for various campaigns, coordinating efforts to reach out to workers, and to just be a visible presence in the community.
“We are already looking at ways that we can be part of the community and contribute to its well-being in meaningful ways, including food drives and toy drives, and the Santa Claus Parade,” McBride said.
“We want to be an active part of Alliston and the surrounding community.”