Unifor will be holding an online news conference Friday morning, streamed live on Facebook to announce a major organizing win in an industry battered by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It is always good news when workers join a union – and during a pandemic the key to building back better will be for more workers to gain a voice in the workplace by joining a union,” said Unifor National President Jerry Dias.

Unifor’s Organizing Department has been at the forefront of organizing online since the beginning of the pandemic, employing online membership cards, Zoom calls and more to reach out to workers hoping to join the union.

• What: Virtual news conference to announce major organizing win
• Who: Unifor National President Jerry Dias, Unifor Organizing Director Kellie Scanlan, Western Regional Director Gavin McGarrigle and workers from the workplace joining Unifor
• When: Friday, May 21, 2021 at 10am.
• Where: Journalists can register to participate in the Q and A session by emailing [email protected]

The news conference will be live streamed on Unifor’s Facebook Page and a broadcast quality video of the event will be available for journalists to download after the event, upon request by email [email protected].

Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector and represents 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.

Information about the union's response to the pandemic, as well as resources for members can be found at unifor.org/covid19.

To arrange for interviews, in-person or via Skype or FaceTime, please contact Unifor Communications Representative Stuart Laidlaw at [email protected] or 647-385-4054 (cell).

Please 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; they 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