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Unifor and OPSEU Presidents to hold news conference

February 15, 2019 - 12:00 AM

TORONTO – Media are invited to a press conference marking the start of a provincial lobby week that will bring together public and private sector workers in Ontario. 

Representative of OPSEU and Unifor will come together in Toronto to lobby for much-needed investments and legislative changes in order to build strong public services and grow good jobs.

On Wednesday, the presidents of both participating unions will communicate that shared vision for a more fair and equitable province, and will be available for questions.

When:       9:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 20

Where:      Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Downtown (Courtyard A&B),

                               475 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario

            Who:         Jerry Dias, Unifor National President

                  Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

In December 2018, the unions formed a working alliance in response to attacks from the provincial Conservative government.  

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.

OPSEU is the largest public sector union in Ontario, representing more than 155,000 frontline public sector workers who provide a vast range of public services and community supports that keep Ontario safe, healthy, affordable and prosperous. 

For further information contact:

For Unifor: Sarah McCue, Unifor National Communications Representative at 416-458-3307 (cell) or

For OPSEU:  Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President 613-329-1931