Media Advisory - Unifor members gather in Montreal at second annual council meeting

MONTREAL, Aug. 19, 2015 /CNW/ - Hundreds of Unifor activists from across Canada will gather on August 21-23 to meet as a national council. The meeting will be held at the Palais des congrès de Montréal.

"Unifor's first two years have been characterized by significant victories at the bargaining table, in the political arena, in organizing drives and in our communities," said Unifor's National President Jerry Dias. "This meeting is about building on that momentum so that we can create a country with good jobs, strong communities and justice."

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  • 9:20 a.m. Daniel Boyer, FTQ President
  • 10:00 a.m. Unifor President Jerry Dias
  • 10:45 a.m. Lieutenant-General The Honourable Roméo A. Dallaire
  • 11:15 a.m. Women in electoral politics MP Megan Leslie, MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau, Nancy Peckford (Executive Director, Equal Voice)
  • 2:30 p.m. Renaud Gagné, Unifor Quebec Director



  • 9:20 a.m. Dennis Williams, United Auto Workers' President
  • 10:15 a.m. Anggie Godoy, Fight for $15 campaign (Los Angeles)
  • 10:45 a.m. Hans Marotte, Montreal Employment Action Centres



  • 9:00 a.m. Young workers and the election Bilan Arte, Canadian Federation of Students; Brigette DePape, Council of Canadians
  • 9:30 a.m. Harper's economic record, Jim Stanford, Unifor Economist


Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector, representing more than 305,000 workers. It was formed Labour Day weekend 2013 when the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers unions merged.


For further information:

please contact Unifor Communications Representative Ian Boyko at 778-903-6549 (cell) or Ian.Boyko@Unifor.orgMarie-Andrée L'Heureux, 514-916-7373 (cell) or

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