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.
10:00 am – Lana Payne, Unifor Atlantic Regional Director
10:30 am – Mary Shortall, President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour
11:15 am – Earle McCurdy, Leader of the NLNDP
2:00 pm – Ken Smith, President of Unifor Local 707A Fort McMurray
3:15 pm – Ken Lewenza, National Advisor for Local Union Task Force and former President of CAW
3:45 pm – Keith Sullivan, President of FFAW/Unifor
10:00 am – Remzi Cej, Chair of the NL Human Rights Commission
10:45 am – Tracey Ramsey, NDP MP, Essex
11:15 am – Unifor campaign against the TPP
1:45 pm – Jerry 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 [email protected] or 902-717-7491 (cell).