VANCOUVER, Feb. 5, 2014 /CNW/ - Unifor activists from across British
Columbia will gather on February 7-9 in downtown Vancouver to meet as a
Regional Council for the first time since the formation of the union.
The meeting will be held at Westin Bayshore at 1601 Bayshore Drive.
"We're going to lay the foundation this weekend to grow even stronger in
BC," said Unifor's Western Region Director Scott Doherty. "It is a
very exciting time to be a member of Unifor." Unifor represents more
than 27,000 workers across the province.
Nearly 175 elected delegates, guests, and staff will meet to strategize
about national and local campaigns and elect the 2014-2015 BC Executive
Board and populate committees. Delegates will hear from speakers on a
range of issues important to British Columbians, from pipelines to the
controversial transit referendum.
10:00 AM Unifor Western Director Scott Doherty
1:30 PM Unifor President Jerry Dias
3:45 PM Vancouver District Labour Council President Joey Hartman
4:00 PM Metro Vancouver Alliance Lead Organizer Deborah Littman
9:30 AM BC Federation of Labour President Jim Sinclair
10:30 AM NDP MP Kennedy Stewart will discuss pipelines and energy policy
11:30 AM Unifor Senior Advisor Fred Wilson will outline Unifor's Good
1:30 PM Unifor Secretary Treasurer Peter Kennedy
2:30 PM Unifor Local 111 President Nathan Woods will outline the
strategy to win the Metro Vancouver Region transit referendum proposed
by Premier Christy Clark
3:00 PM Unifor Representative Roxanne Dubois will discuss establishing
For more information, see http://www.unifor.org/en/whats-new/event/bc-regional-council
Unifor was founded Labour Day weekend 2013 when the Canadian Auto
Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers unions merged.
With more than 300,000 members, Unifor is Canada's largest union in the
SOURCE: Unifor the union
For further information:
please contact Unifor Western Regional Communications Representative Ian Boyko at 778-903-6549, or Ian.Boyko@unifor.org