September 1, 2017
TORONTO - On Monday September 4, Unifor will join workers, unions and the Canadian labour movement to mark Labour Day with a celebration in Toronto.
This Labour Day marks the fourth anniversary of the formation of Unifor, Canada's largest union in the private sector. The union has been a strong advocate for good jobs and equity, through participation in the fight for $15 and fairness, ongoing opposition to racism and other oppression, and by pushing back against bad trade deals and tariffs like NAFTA and President Trump's unfair softwood lumber tariffs. Unifor calls for fair international trade that benefits workers, not free trade deals that give more power to corporations at the expense of good jobs and public services.
"Our solidarity in Toronto will show that Unifor members are united with all working people in the fight back against growing right-wing influences," said Naureen Rizvi, Ontario Regional Director. "From free-trade deals to poverty wages, to increasingly racist events that attempt to divide us, we will continue to speak up and act for justice."
The media is invited to join Unifor at Toronto's Labour Day event.
WHAT: Toronto Labour Day pre-parade rally and march
WHEN: Monday, September 4, 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W, Toronto
WHO: Bob Orr, National Secretary-Treasurer, Unifor
Naureen Rizvi, Ontario Regional Director, Unifor
Hassan Yussuff, President, Canadina Labour Congree
Chris Buckley, President, Ontario Federation of Labour
John Cartwright, President, Toronto & York Region Labour Council
Deena Ladd, Coordinator, Workers Action Centre
Anthony Silvester, National Policy Advisor 3F, United Federation of Danish Workers
Emcee, Josephine Pretcher, Toronto Area Director, Unifor
For further information: please contact Unifor Communications representative Sarah McCue at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-458-3307 (cell).