Unifor Quebec Director Renaud Gagné is currently meeting with local union officers as part of his annual regional tour, which includes stops in more than 11 Quebec cities from late January to mid-April. During visits to Montreal, Montreal’s South Shore and North Shore, Gatineau, Amos, Trois-Rivières, Sherbrooke, Quebec City, Saguenay, Baie-Comeau and Rimouski, he has had the opportunity to meet with over 350 members.
The aim of this annual tour of the regions is to take stock of the union’s recent activities, not only at the national level, but also regionally, including, for example, developments in the aluminum file, the signing of the Canada-United-States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), the situation in the forestry industry and issues related to the working conditions of fishermen’s helpers.
Various presentations have been made, notably on the issue of camera surveillance in the workplace, human rights, a quiz and recommendations for recognizing false news as well as an update from the Solidarity Fund QFL. During these meetings, the floor is often given over to members so they can share what’s going on in their workplaces and talk about the issues they’re facing.
These regional meetings are also a good opportunity for us to meet with local media, who are always eager to share our news.