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Media Advisory: Jerry Dias available for comment following CERB briefing

August 20, 2020 - 12:00 AM

August 20, 2020

TORONTO—Unifor National President Jerry Dias will be available to discuss the federal government’s announcement about the transition from the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB).

“Canadians will be watching closely. Tens of thousands of families are still struggling as a result of the economic measures taken by government to fight the spread of COVID-19,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “The government must show leadership by improving Employment Insurance so that no worker is left behind.”

What:  Media availability by Zoom, Facetime, or Skype

Who:   Jerry Dias, Unifor National President

When: Thursday, August 20 at 2:30 p.m.  ET

Unifor members have been actively campaigning for Employment Insurance reform for years, including a renewed effort when COVID-19 struck.

Unifor is Canada’s largest union in the private sector, representing 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy. 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 for interviews, in-person or via Skype/Facetime, please contact Unifor Communications Representative Ian Boyko at or 778-903-6549 (cell).