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Unifor unveils economic recovery plan to #BuildBackBetter

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June 23, 2020 - 12:00 AM

June 23, 2020

TORONTO – Unifor will unveil its strategy to #BuildBackBetter with the release of the union’s comprehensive ‘Road Map for a Fair, Inclusive and Resilient Economic Recovery’.

“Unifor’s plan is designed to build a more strategic and self-reliant economy that can both withstand and prevent future crises,” said Unifor National President Jerry Dias. “This is an ambitious road map but I think ambition is what our country and its workers need right now.”

Built on the principles of economic justice, the new recovery plan is broad in scope with dozens of recommendations targeting all levels of government. The plan organizes policy recommendations into five themes of income security, green jobs and decarbonization, critical infrastructure, rebuilding domestic industrial capacity, and strong, enforceable conditions on corporate support packages.

For an embargoed copy of the report please contact Kathleen O’Keefe at

  • WHAT: Virtual media conference to release Unifor’s economic recovery plan
  • WHO: Speakers will include Unifor National President Jerry Dias, President of Unifor Local 6005 Shinade Allder, President of Unifor Local 4276 James Griffin, and Local 2215 Unit Chair Matt Blois
  • WHERE: Live streamed on Unifor Facebook page
  • WHEN: Wednesday, June 24 at 1 PM ET

Media are invited to submit questions ahead of or during the media conference by emailing and they will be answered live.

For media inquiries or to arrange a follow up Facetime, Zoom or Skype interview in English please contact Unifor Communications Representative Kathleen O’Keefe at  or 416-896-3303 (cell).

For interviews in French with Renaud Gagné, Unifor’s Quebec Director please contact Véronique Figliuzzi: or 514 212-6003 (cell).