Atlantic Unifor members gather in St. John's for annual regional council

ST. JOHN'S, June 17, 2016 /CNW/ - Unifor members from across the Atlantic provinces are gathering this weekend in St. John's Newfoundland and Labrador for the annual regional council. This event provides a venue for democratic discussion on a range of topics that will direct the actions of local unions in the coming year.

Distinguished guest speakers will present on issues ranging from the dangers posed by the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), to the impacts of austerity budgets introduced by provincial governments, and the need to protect coastal communities with equitable fishing quotas.

Agenda highlights:


10:00 amLana Payne, Unifor Atlantic Regional Director

10:30 amMary Shortall, President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour

11:15 amEarle McCurdy, Leader of the NLNDP

2:00 pmKen Smith, President of Unifor Local 707A Fort McMurray

3:15 pmKen Lewenza, National Advisor for Local Union Task Force and former President of CAW

3:45 pmKeith Sullivan, President of FFAW/Unifor


10:00 amRemzi Cej, Chair of the NL Human Rights Commission

10:45 amTracey Ramsey, NDP MP, Essex

11:15 am – Unifor campaign against the TPP

1:45 pmJerry Dias, Unifor National President

Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector, representing more than 310,000 workers.


For further information: please contact Unifor Communications National Representative Shelley Burgoyne at or 902-717-7491 (cell).

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