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Jerry Dias and Naureen Rizvi available to comment on release of Ontario budget

Queen's Park Legislative Building Toronto
March 24, 2021 - 12:00 AM

March 24, 2021                                                                               

TORONTO- Unifor representatives will be available to comment following the release of the provincial budget on Wednesday, March 24.

“Workers are looking to the province to better protect Ontarians from COVID-19 while also building the infrastructure and services that we need to lead us all out of this crisis,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President.

“This is a make-or-break moment for the conservatives. The staggering issues in Ontario’s health care, long term care and labour laws are laid bare, and now is the time to finally help Ontario families recover, stay safe and stay healthy,” said Naureen Rizvi, Unifor Ontario Regional Director.

The Union recommended that the Ontario government focus on two simultaneous goals for budget 2021: keep Ontarians protected through the coronavirus pandemic and ensure we build a better Ontario coming out of this crisis. Read the submission.  

WHAT:              Unifor available to comment on Ontario budget

WHERE:           Skype, FaceTime, or telephone interviews

WHEN:             Wednesday, March 24, 2021

WHO:               Jerry Dias, Unifor National President

             Naureen Rizvi, Unifor Ontario Regional Director

In the summer of 2020, Unifor released its strategy to #BuildBackBetter with the of the union’s comprehensive ‘Road Map for a Fair, Inclusive and Resilient Economic Recovery’. Visit to read the recommendations and download the Road Map for a Fair, Inclusive and Resilient Economic Recovery.

Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector, representing 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy, including 168,000 members in Ontario. The union advocates for all working people and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and strives to create progressive change for a better future.

To arrange Skype, FaceTime, or telephone interviews contact Sarah McCue, Unifor National Communications Representative at 416-458-3307 (cell) or