Media Advisory - Mental health takes centre stage at joint union-management conference

ST. JOHN'S, Sept. 9, 2016 /CNW/ - Over 200 delegates from the Unifor's energy sector will meet to discuss mental health in the workplace.

WHAT: Conference of the Health, Safety and Industrial Relations Training Fund (HSIRT Fund)
WHEN: September 11–14, 2016
WHERE: Sheraton Hotel, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
WHO: Speakers include Steven Page of the Barenaked Ladies and Louise Bradley, Chief Executive Officer of the Mental Health Commission of Canada

"There's still a lot of work to do to ensure safe and healthy working environments in the energy sector," said Walter Manning, Unifor National Representative and Director of the Fund. "When we open up the dialogue and accept to talk about mental health, we take a step towards improving the working conditions in our sector."

The HSIRT Fund is co-funded by Unifor and employers to improve health and safety standards in energy sector workplaces.

Complete information about the conference is available online.

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.


For further information: For more information, please contact Unifor Communications Representative Ian Boyko at 778-903-6549 (cell) or

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