REGINA, March 21, 2020 /CNW/ - Unifor is giving back to the community in Regina with $15,000 in emergency funds for both the Regina Food Bank and the Carmichael Outreach, a charity that combats homelessness and poverty in light of the COVID-19 crisis.
"When members of Unifor Local 594 reached out to the national union with this request, we did not hesitate to donate to the community that has been so supportive of locked out oil & gas workers at the Co-op Refinery over the last three months," said Dias.
"We know that families are already struggling in Regina as many sectors are seeing massive layoffs. As a union we felt now is the time to give back, even in the midst of our own struggles with our 107-day lockout," said Kevin Bittman, President of Unifor Local 594.
Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector, representing 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy. The union advocates for all working people and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and strives to create progressive change for a better future.
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