TORONTO, Sept. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - Unifor Local 112 is voicing its support for the memorial barbeque and fundraiser for murdered local teen Tahj Loor-Walters, to be hosted at the union hall on Saturday, September 28.
"Gun violence and gross inequality have had a severe impact on our neighbourhood and on our members, some of whom have lost loved ones," said Unifor Local 112 President Roland Kiehne. The local union is located in North York, not far from the Jane and Finch neighbourhood on the northwest side of Toronto.
Unifor Local 112 represents 3,500 members and 1,500 retired workers across the GTA, including the grandfather of slain teen Tahj Loor-Walters, Victor Loor.
"Our union is built on a culture of determination to change the status-quo," said Kiehne. "This determination goes beyond the bargaining table and into the communities where our members live. Our local union is pleased to join with like-minded activists here to help bring about meaningful change on issues we're all concerned about."
The barbeque fundraiser event will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013, starting at 1 p.m., until 7 p.m. Speeches will start at 3 p.m.
Unifor Local 112 Hall - 30 Tangiers Road, Toronto Ontario.
Members of the media are welcome.
Speakers will include:
Eliana Conte, aunt of Tahj Loor-Walters
Councillor Anthony Perruzza, Ward 8
Barry Rieder, United Church pastor
Jerry Dias, Unifor National President
Tickets will be $10 each or $5 for students. All funds raised will go towards supporting initiatives to end gun violence, improve education, services and support networks for the area.
Unifor was formed this past Labour Day weekend with the joining together of the Canadian Auto Workers union and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union. Unifor represents 300,000 members across the country.
SOURCE: Unifor Local 112
For further information:
please contact Unifor Local 112 President Roland Kiehne (cell) 416-801-1120.