Delegates from across the country gathered in Port Elgin from September 4 to 9 for Unifor’s National Retired Workers Council. The council represents more than 38,000 Unifor retirees from across Canada.
Each year, the council kicks off with the Labour Day parade down the main street of Port Elgin. Buses of retired workers, leadership and family members from around Ontario joined with the Grey Bruce Labour Council affiliates to bring the total of marchers to over 2000 enthusiastic union members.
Throughout the week delegates heard from guest speakers and debated resolutions submitted by the Retired Workers chapters.
“It is always exciting to meet new delegates who have formed chapters since the last council,” said Unifor Retired Workers Director, Barb Dolan. “It is important to recognize our retirees and thank them for their many years of activism and continued support for the work of our union.”
Newly elected Unifor Retired Workers Council Executive: Dave Tremblay - Chairperson, (representative on the National Executive Board), Les MacDonald - Vice Chairperson , Jean Simpson - Recording Secretary and members at large: Sandy Carricato, Maria Pinto, Gary Parent , Roger Lee, Tony Sisti, Brian McDonald, and Michel Thibault
The recipient of the 4th Unifor Outstanding Retired Worker of the Year award was Unifor Local 144 member Jack Morrison.