TORONTO, Jan. 30, 2017 /CNW/ - Unifor pledges to continue to act in solidarity with the Muslim community and offers its support to the people of Québec City, following the deadly terror attack at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec.
"While this terrorist act targeted the Muslim community, it is an assault on all who believe in tolerance and respect. This heinous attack is a reminder that we must continue to work vigilantly against Islamophobia and all hate-based violence," said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President.
Unifor extended its support and sympathy to the loved ones of the victims, to the injured and their families and to traumatized survivors. Six lives were lost and five others are fighting to survive after they were shot by two gunmen in a targeted attack of hate while attending Sunday evening prayers.
Dias added, "Our resolve and determination to oppose hate and face down Islamophobia remains firm."
Unifor is adding its voice to condemn this hate. The union believes that diversity is our strength, and we will remain united in the fight for social justice and equity both at home in Canada and around the world. Together we are stronger.
Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector, representing more than 310,000 workers in every sector of the economy. It was formed Labour Day weekend 2013 when the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers unions merged.
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