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Unifor National President to address media on GRT talks

January 12, 2020 - 12:00 AM

KITCHENER – Unifor National President Jerry Dias will update the media Monday morning on the ongoing contract talks between Unifor Local 4304 and Grand River Transit. 

Dias will meet with the Local’s bargaining team that morning as they prepare for a day of bargaining ahead of a strike deadline one minute after midnight that night, and then address the media.

  • WHAT: Update on contract talks with GRT 
  • WHO: Jerry Dias, Unifor National President
  • WHERE:  Unifor Kitchener Regional Office, 5 Executive Place, Kitchener, Ontario 
  • WHEN: Monday, January 13, 2020 10:00 a.m.

Unifor and GRT agreed to negotiate throughout the weekend to reach a deal. The union’s top priorities for the talks are fair discipline, safety, the use of cameras on the buses and fair compensation.

Media inquiries call Unifor Communications Representative Stuart Laidlaw at or 647-385-4054 (cell), or Unifor Communications Representative Sarah McCue at or (416) 458-3307.