Unifor to march and rally in support of anti-scab legislation

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Gavin McGarrigle speaking into a megaphone outdoors

VANCOUVER—Unifor members from across British Columbia will march in downtown Vancouver to demand the federal Liberal government make good on its promise to ban scabs from labour disputes.

“Scabs have no place in Canadian workplaces,” said Gavin McGarrigle, Unifor Western Regional Director. “In order to ensure workers can bargain for a better standard of living, we need anti-scab legislation now. Workers have waited for the Liberals long enough.”

What: March and rally to demand federal anti-scab legislation

Who: Len Poirier, Unifor National Secretary-Treasurer; Gavin McGarrigle, Unifor Western Regional Director; Peter Julian, MP for New Westminster-Burnaby; Jason Woods, President of International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 400; Krista Lee Hanson, President of Unifor’s Road Transportation Council.

When: Friday, October 20; March begins at 1 p.m. and speeches at end of route begin at 1:20 p.m.

Where: Marching from Hyatt Regency Vancouver to the Library Square, corner of Georgia Street and Homer Street.

The commitment to ban scabs in the federal sector was a key part of the confidence and supply agreement brokered by the NDP.

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.


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