On the eve of the anniversary of government-initiated travel bans, Canada’s aviation workers will issue a renewed call for funding to save the industry from total collapse.

“Canadian workers and businesses need a healthy aviation sector,” said Unifor National President, Jerry Dias. “Federal inaction continues to pose an existential threat for an industry that employs tens of thousands of Canadians and supports virtually every sector of the economy.”

What: Aviation workers’ virtual media conference

Who: Jerry Dias, National President, Unifor; Barret Arman, President, Sunwing Pilots, Unifor Local 7378; Doug Best, President & CEO, Canadian Air Traffic Control Association-Unifor Local 5454; Elizabeth O’Hurley, President, Air Traffic Specialist Association of Canada, Unifor Local 2245; Don Ross, Interim President, Unifor Local 2002

When: Tuesday, March 16 at 10 a.m. Eastern

Where: Broadcast on Zoom. Journalists are required to register by emailing [email protected].

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.

For media inquiries or to arrange interviews via Facetime, Zoom, or Skype please contact Unifor Communications Representative Ian Boyko at [email protected] or 778-903-6549 (cell).

Take action to protect your future; talk to your coworkers about signing a Unifor Membership card. It is time to take your seat at the table; you can do this at join.unifor.org/federalcard


Billy O'Neill, Unifor
[email protected] | 416-605-1443

Ada Zampini, Unifor
[email protected] | 514-701-6227

Bruce Fafard, Unifor
[email protected] | 587-341-0945

British Columbia
Simon Lau, Unifor
[email protected] | 778-928-9630

Patrick Murray, Unifor
[email protected] | 506-850-7996