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Unifor's Lana Payne shares her 'Bold Vision'

CHARLOTTETOWN, Sept. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Lana Payne, Unifor Atlantic Regional Director, joins as one of 23 visionaries asked to share inspiration for the future of the country at the "Women of Bold Vision" conference in Charlottetown where 150 Canadian women have gathered.

Payne was nominated for her demonstrated leadership and commitment to pursuing social justice. She is a powerful force in the Canadian labour movement ensuring the movement prioritizes fighting for and defending women's rights in the workplace and in society.

"Women still face great inequalities in the workplace and at home," says Payne. "But over the last few decades some of the greatest gains we have made for women have been through the labour movement. The fight for women's equality must remain a priority for the labour movement. It is also my hope that our movement will continue to build relationships with others working for women's equality."

"Lana has a powerful and contagious vision for a future marked by equality and prosperity," said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. "And her leadership is helping create that future. Our union is so proud of her - and so grateful to her for her tremendous commitment and determination. Lana is helping to build a Canada in which we can all thrive."

The conference runs from September 24 to 26 in Charlottetown, PEI and brings together some of Canada's most dynamic women leaders.

Unifor was founded Labour Day weekend 2013 when the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers unions merged. With more than 305,000 members, 86, 000 of whom are women, Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector.