May 9, 2019
With the songs and solidarity still fresh from the fierce
“That week in Gander will forever live in my heart as real evidence of what union solidarity can accomplish,” said Lana Payne, Atlantic Regional Director. “We know we have serious challenges ahead to push for worker safety in the offshore, to defend good forestry jobs, support our health care workers, to demand better wages and working
More than 250 members, local leaders and national staff met in St. John’s from May 1-5. They heard from National President Jerry Dias, invited guests and fellow members who addressed sector-related workplace issues, discussions on disability rights, immigration and fighting racism.
“From Goderich and Thunder Bay to Gander and GM, Unifor is fighting for workers, fighting for good jobs and fighting for investments in people and communities,” said Dias. “In the six years since we
Payne made recommendations to the delegates for action the union will take in the coming year. These included support for a national forestry campaign, ensuring workers’ rights are highlighted as an issue in upcoming elections, support and collaboration with student unions, and a commitment to ending the brutal practice of police racial profiling and carding.
“What affects one worker affects us all. We must challenge racism and the attacks on migrant workers. We must continue to demand better