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Media Advisory - Unifor members gather for third BC council

VANCOUVER, Sept. 11, 2015 /CNW/ - Unifor rank-and-file activists from across British Columbia will meet on September 11 and 12 for the union's third regional council meeting. The meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Vancouver.

"British Columbia is a battleground province in this federal election, and our members plan on being actively involved in determining who our next government will be," said Joie Warnock, Unifor's Western Director.

Friday Agenda Highlights

9 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:15 a.m. Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson
9:25 a.m. VDLC President Joey Hartman
10:15 a.m. Western Director Report Joie Warnock
10:50 a.m. National President Jerry Dias
4:25 p.m. Canadian Federation of Students-BC Simka Marshall
4:35 p.m. Raise the Rates Bill Hopwood
4:45 p.m. BC New Democratic Party Leader John Horgan

Saturday Agenda Highlights

9:10 a.m. NDP Candidate for New Westminster—Burnaby Peter Julian
10:30 a.m. BC Federation of Labour President Irene Lanzinger
3:30 p.m. Metro Vancouver Alliance Deborah Littman
3:50 p.m. Sierra Club of BC Caitlyn Vernon

NOTE: Members of the media must register with Jamie Ayres ( and pick up credentials at the registration desk on arrival.

Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector, representing more than 310,000 workers. It was formed Labour Day weekend 2013 when the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers unions merged.