NDP-Green alliance is a victory for working people

VICTORIA, May 29, 2017 /CNW/ - The coalition announced by BC NDP Leader John Horgan and BC Green Leader Andrew Weaver reflects the will of BC's voters and can initiate positive change, says Unifor.

"This is a historic day that our members worked very hard for," said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. "The BC Liberals governed for their wealthy donors. A new government that serves working families is long overdue in British Columbia."

With an NDP-Green minority government in place, Unifor says that BC can forge ahead with plans for $10/day childcare, a $15 minimum wage, and eventually eliminating MSP fees.

"Life became increasingly unaffordable for working families under the BC Liberals," said Joie Warnock, Unifor's Western Regional Director "On May 9, British Columbians embraced parties that committed to affordability and sustainable job growth."

Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector, representing more than 310,000 workers. It was formed Labour Day weekend 2013 when the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers unions merged.

SOURCE Unifor

For further information: please contact Unifor Communications Representative Ian Boyko at ian.boyko@unifor.org or 778-903-6549 (cell).


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