Analyze the effects of new technology at work

Saturday, August 6
9am - 4pm EDT

Metro Toronto Convention Centre

255 Front Street West
Room 205CD
Toronto ON M5V 2W6

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New future of tech aviation


Bring members from the floor to our first-of-its kind New Tech Workshop!

This year, as part of the Aviation Council meeting, Unifor will be running a one-day workshop to gather information to help local unions prepare their collective agreements for Technological Change.

  • We want to hear how technology affects workers’ on the job including skills requirements, health and safety, surveillance concerns and job security and get your input on how unions, employers and workers can better navigate changes in technology in the future in our workplaces.
  • Participants will be guided through a process to analyse how new technology available in the industry could impact the work of their bargaining unit and to suggest bargaining proposals that could mitigate the worst effects.
  • We’re inviting you to bring members from your bargaining units who have substantial familiarity with the intricacies of the work the bargaining unit does in order to ensure a robust analysis and proposal base.

We encourage locals to send their members to this New Technology workshop. They can get to know members from other local unions, develop networking connections and learn through engaging dialogue.


To register, please visit: and select “Aviation Council 2022” under “Select an event.” Follow the screen prompts. Local union’s entitlement and registration password were sent via email. Please ensure that each individual is registered with a unique email address so all registered participants receive a link to self identify for one of the Equity Caucus meetings. Please send any question to us at @email.

The deadline for registration is July 22, 2022 at 5 p.m. ET.

Re-imaging How Unions Respond to Tech Change

Join a limited seating discussion with Jesse Hirsh, futurist and goatherd, to learn more about how new technology could affect you at work. The discussion is a part of the aviation council’s workshop on getting ready in advance of technological change.

Jesse will touch on technological change in the aviation sector, move on to cover tech change more broadly followed by a town hall style discussion on cross cutting issues affecting us all like algorithmically mediated work. We invite Convention delegates from all industries to join and participate as technology change is affecting us all. 

Note: if you are coming to the aviation council, you do not need to sign up for this event.

Sign up for the guest speaker event here.

Jesse Hirsh

Time: 2:30pm – 4pm

Location: Room 205 CD at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Registration limit: 50 people (another 40 will be attending from the Aviation Council).


Unifor seeks to make all union meetings and events accessible and barrier free. If you require accommodation for human rights related needs, we invite you to provide us with your relevant information so that we can take all reasonable steps to address any barriers to your participation in your Union. Please email requests to @email.


The health and safety of our members and staff during this event is a priority. The ongoing pandemic requires us to collectively work together to ensure that everyone participating in this action, as well as their families and loved ones, are kept safe.

Unifor has adopted a union-wide comprehensive policy on COVID-19 prevention for Unifor events, meetings and offices.

All public health guidelines as outlined by the regional public health unit will be followed for this event.

Proof of immunization

All participants at this Unifor meeting are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to gain access to this event space.

Unifor requires proof of vaccination provided by the province or territory in which the

individual resides, verifying receipt of a vaccination series approved by Health Canada or the World Health Organization. We will not keep records of vaccination disclosure information.

Any participant who does not provide proof of vaccination or valid medical exemption will not be allowed to access the space and will be required to travel home and cover any lost travel, time or accommodation costs.

Prior to arriving on site

Prior to arriving on site, we require that every participant respond to the per-screening

questionnaire. You must self-screen with the attached questionnaire daily before presenting to the physical location of event.

If you answer "yes" to any questions, or are feeling ill in any way, do not come to the event location. We ask that you cancel your participation immediately by notifying Leslie Dias. You must then follow your local public health guidelines, including getting tested for COVID-19.