Unifor to launch new comprehensive policy on rebuilding Canada’s auto sector

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TORONTO—Lana Payne, Unifor’s new National President will unveil a new comprehensive policy document on Canada’s auto sector at a live news conference on Zoom Thursday August 11, 2022.

The document, entitled “Navigating the road ahead – rebuilding Canada’s powerhouse auto sector,” was produced by the union’s auto policy working ground which represents tens of thousands of auto assembly, parts, production, skilled trades, and related workers. The policy outlines a vision for vehicle and parts manufacturing that transforms Canada into a global leader as the world transitions to electric vehicle production.

Unifor is inviting accredited journalists to register in advance at this link to attend an online news conference led by the union’s new National President. and representatives of Canada’s auto and auto parts sectors.

Who:           Lana Payne, Unifor National President and auto workers

Where:          Via Zoom (register in advance to receive link)

When:           12:30–1 p.m. ET

To receive an advance, embargoed, PDF copy of the auto sector policy and recommendations, accredited journalists may email @email. By doing so your media outlet agrees to honour a publication embargo in place until 12:30 p.m. ET on August 11, 2022. 

A broadcast quality video of the news conference will be available for download upon request, along with unrestricted access to videos and images from the website which will be launched at the news conference.

Unifor is Canada’s largest union in the private sector, representing 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy, including 24,000 in the auto sector. 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.

To arrange an interview via phone, FaceTime, Zoom or Skype please contact Unifor National Communications Representative Shelley Amyotte at @email or 902-717-7491.