Unifor available for comment on Ontario Budget

TORONTO, Feb. 24, 2016 /CNW/ - Unifor, Canada's largest private sector union will be available to provide reaction to the 2016 Ontario budget. Ontario Regional Director Katha Fortier will be accessible for media interviews following the pre-budget lockup at the Macdonald Block.

"It's time for the Wynne government to focus on investing in social services, job creation and economic growth," said Fortier. 

Fortier presented Unifor's key recommendations to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs at pre-budget consultations earlier this month:

  • Increase program spending
  • Restore hospital funding
  • Increase core funding of education, long-term & home care, social assistance & social services
  • Strengthen investment in the advanced manufacturing sector
  • Move forward on initiatives under the public infrastructure plan
  • Reverse the sale of Hydro One and cancel plans to sell off additional public assets 
  • Implement a fairer tax system

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


For further information: please contact Unifor Communications National Representative Kathleen O'Keefe, Kathleen.OKeefe@unifor.org or 416-896-3303 (cell)

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