CHARLOTTETOWN, Sept. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Lana Payne, Unifor Atlantic
Regional Director, joins as one of 23 visionaries asked to share
inspiration for the future of the country at the "Women of Bold Vision"
conference in Charlottetown where 150 Canadian women have gathered.
Payne was nominated for her demonstrated leadership and commitment to
pursuing social justice. She is a powerful force in the Canadian labour
movement ensuring the movement prioritizes fighting for and defending
women's rights in the workplace and in society.
"Women still face great inequalities in the workplace and at home," says
Payne. "But over the last few decades some of the greatest gains we
have made for women have been through the labour movement. The fight
for women's equality must remain a priority for the labour movement. It
is also my hope that our movement will continue to build relationships
with others working for women's equality."
"Lana has a powerful and contagious vision for a future marked by
equality and prosperity," said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President.
"And her leadership is helping create that future. Our union is so
proud of her - and so grateful to her for her tremendous commitment and
determination. Lana is helping to build a Canada in which we can all
The conference runs from September 24 to 26 in Charlottetown, PEI and
brings together some of Canada's most dynamic women leaders.
Unifor was founded Labour Day weekend 2013 when the Canadian Auto
Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers unions merged.
With more than 305,000 members, 86, 000 of whom are women, Unifor is
Canada's largest union in the private sector.
For further information:
Shelley Burgoyne, Communications