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
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 fb.com/UniforCanada
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 902-717-7491.