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Aviation workers take to streets of Toronto and Montreal to demand support

October 26, 2020 - 12:00 AM

October 26, 2020

TORONTO – Aviation workers will hold a rally and distribute leaflets in two provinces on Friday, to urge the federal government to create a national aviation recovery strategy.

Media are invited to attend the events that will feature Unifor leadership and front line workers.The rally will also be livestreamed on Unifor’s Facebook page

“Over the past seven months we have seen a transformation in the aviation sector like no other,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “The facts are now clear. If we want to save our aviation industry from total collapse, we need the federal government to implement an aviation strategy that focuses on workers and building the sector as a whole.”

Who: Jerry Dias, Unifor National President, Front line aviation workers
When: Friday, October 30, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. ET
Where: Toronto - Pearson International Airport Terminal 1. This is an outdoor event. All participants are required to wear a mask and socially distance from one another.

Parking: Please enter the T1 parking facility on Level 4 and obtain a parking voucher from the parking kiosk. Complimentary parking will be valid only between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Vehicles must park on Level 4 at the South end of the facility and the voucher will be required upon exit.

Due to enhanced COVID-19 measures put in place at Toronto Pearson Airport, participants must enter the T​erminal facility via the South Bridge and proceed as directed.

Montreal – Minister of Transport Marc Garneau Constituency office
4060 Sainte-Catherine Street West, Westmount QC 

Additional details will be provided to media on Friday morning. 

To arrange in person, phone or FaceTime interviews or for more information please contact Unifor Communications Representative Hamid Osman at hamid.osman@unifor.org or 647-448-2823 (cell).