OTTAWA, Dec. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - National and local Unifor leaders from federally regulated industries will be in Ottawa this morning, December 3, to host a media briefing on the threats posed by the Harper government's planned labour law changes, proposed in Bill C-4. Unifor will then take part in an organized lobby effort of MPs on the Hill.
All media are invited to this briefing to learn about Bill C-4, the omnibus Federal Budget Implementation Bill as well as Bills C-525 and C-377.
Bill C-4, the omnibus budget bill, will damage collective bargaining and limit safety protections for many workers. Unifor represents more than 80,000 workers in federally regulated industries, including rail, airlines, media and telecommunications. Unifor members will be attending from each of these sectors.
Unifor National President Jerry Dias will be in attendance and available for interviews all day in Ottawa.
- What: Unifor National President Jerry Dias, national and local leaders and members of the media are briefed on Bill C-4 and meet with MPs about their concerns
- Where: Residence Inn by Marriott, 161 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa - Sir Guy Carlton Room
- When: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Unifor was founded Labour Day weekend when the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers union merged. With more than 300,000 members, Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector. To read Unifor's submissions to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance, go to http://www.unifor.org/en/whats-new/briefs-statements/briefs-submissions.
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For more information or to register for the briefing, please contact Unifor Communications Director Shannon Devine at [email protected] or 416-302-1699.