TORONTO, May 12, 2017 /CNW/ - Unifor is donating a total of $35,000, including $5,000 from its Quebec Council, to Red Cross Quebec flood relief efforts.
"Across Canada, Unifor members have watched with growing concern the natural disaster unfolding in Quebec. We hope these donations will help bring some comfort and assistance to those affected," Unifor National President Jerry Dias said.
The donations will help the Red Cross as it assists flood victims relocate and to feed their families. The donation is in addition to numerous donations from individual Unifor members and their locals.
"In times of need, we must all come together to help one another and to ensure our families and communities get the assistance they need," said Unifor Quebec Director Renaud Gagné.
Unifor represents more than 53,000 workers in Quebec, with about half on them in Montreal, the largest city in Quebec to declare a state of emergency due to the floods. The flooding has affected more than 170 municipalities across Quebec and forced than 3,000 people to leave their homes
Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector, representing more than 310,000 workers. It was formed Labour Day weekend 2013 when the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers union merged.
For further information: please contact Unifor Communications National Representative Stuart Laidlaw at [email protected] or (cell) 647-385-4054, or (en français) Unifor Communications National Representative Marie-Andrée L'Heureux at [email protected] or (cell) 514-916-7373.