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Media Advisory: Unifor activists hit the streets on Labour Day to demand respect for striking Dominion (Loblaw Co.) workers

September 3, 2020 - 12:00 AM

September 3, 2020

TORONTO – On Labour Day, Unifor members across Canada will take action against Loblaw Co. to demand the company negotiate a fair contract with striking members in Newfoundland, and support fair wages for all retail workers. 

Media are invited to attend or stream the action that features Unifor leadership and activists across the country. 

“In the past six months we have seen a transformation like no other,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “Canadians have realized that when the going gets tough it’s not the CEOs and billionaires who stepped up to the plate, but frontline workers in health care, retail, transportation - the list goes on - who played a vital role in helping us all get through the pandemic. Monday’s actions are to show these COVID heroes the respect, love and solidarity that they rightfully deserve.”

Who:    Jerry Dias, Unifor National President in Toronto

              Naureen Rizvi, Unifor Ontario Regional Director in Toronto

              Gavin McGarrigle, Unifor Western Regional Director in Vancouver

              Linda MacNeil, Unifor Atlantic Regional Director in St. John’s

              And others

When: Monday, September 7, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. E.T.

Where: Info pickets across Canada – exact locations announced Monday morning   

              Live-streamed to

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 in-person, phone or video conference interviews or for more information, please contact Unifor Communications Representative Shelley Amyotte at or 902-717-7491.