/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Unifor available for comment on Ontario budget/

TORONTO, April 26, 2017 /CNW/ - Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector representing approximately 160,000 workers in Ontario that are employed in a variety of sectors including auto, healthcare, manufacturing, transportation and natural resources among others.

Naureen Rizvi, Unifor Ontario Regional Director, will be available for comment following the tabling of the provincial budget.

"This budget will directly impact the standard of living for hard working Ontario families," said Rizvi.  "We call on the Wynne government to protect good jobs, implement a fair minimum wage of $15 an hour, and improve the social services that the people of Ontario all rely on."


Labour perspective on the Ontario budget


Thursday, April 27 immediately upon budget release


Queen's Park


Naureen Rizvi, Unifor Ontario Regional Director


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.


For further information: please contact Unifor Communications Representative Kathleen O'Keefe at kathleen.okeefe@unifor.org or 416-896-3303 (cell).


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