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Media Advisory - Unifor standing up for Rights at Work

TORONTO, Jan. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's largest union in the private sector is holding meetings across the country over the coming weeks to prepare for a nationwide campaign to defend the rights of Canadians in the workplace.

"Unifor is standing up for the rights of Canadians to provide for their families in safe and stable workplaces," said Unifor National President Jerry Dias, who will be attending all of the meetings. "Unionized or not, we believe that's what all Canadian workers want."

The meetings - which begin in Windsor, Ontario, this coming Monday and finish in St. John's, Newfoundland, on February 27 - are being held to discuss with local Unifor leaders threats posed to basic labour rights, and what they can do about it.

"Without unions and collective bargaining, it will be impossible for most Canadians to attain a decent, secure life," Dias said. "The current attack by governments across Canada on our basic labour rights will fundamentally damage our quality of life - and that's why we are determined to stop it."

A complete list of the meeting times and locations is attached. There will be top national leaders at each of the meetings, as well as local and regional leaders, researchers and experts.

Media are welcome at all the meetings to get a sneak peak at Unifor's spring Rights at Work campaign and to talk to the union's top leadership and research staff about these issues.

The Harper government's Bill C525 would make it easier to decertify unions in the federal sector, on the basis of biased voting rules. In Ontario, Conservative Leader Tim Hudak wants to eliminate the Rand Formula, while Alberta's Conservatives have made it illegal for some unions to even talk about striking.

The meetings will review such challenges, and how Unifor's Rights at Work campaign will counter the attack.

Unifor was founded Labour Day weekend 2013 when the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers unions merged. With more than 300,000 members, Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector.

Unifor Rights at Work tour dates
DATE TIME & CITY LOCATION
Monday Jan. 13 1 pm: Windsor Local 444/200
1855 TURNER ROAD
WINDSOR ON  N8W 3K2
Tuesday Jan. 14 1 pm: London Local 27
606 FIRST STREET
LONDON ON  N5V 2A2
Tuesday Jan. 14 7 pm: Kitchener Local 1524
600 WABANAKI DRIVE
KITCHENER ON  N2C 2K4
Wednesday Jan. 15 8:30 am: GTA East (Oshawa) Local 222
1425 PHILLIP MURRAY AVENUE
OSHAWA ON  L1J 8L4
Wednesday Jan. 15 1 pm: GTA West (Brampton) Local 1285
23 REGAN ROAD
BRAMPTON ON  L7A 1B2
Friday Jan. 24 9 am: St. Catharines Local 199
124 BUNTING ROAD
ST. CATHARINES ON  L2P 3G5
Monday Jan. 27 9 am: Winnipeg Union Centre
206-275 BROADWAY
WINNIPEG MB  R3C 4M6
Wednesday Jan. 29 9 am: Thunder Bay Hoito Restaurant
314 BAY STREET
THUNDER BAY ON P7B 1S1
Wednesday, Jan. 29 1:00pm: Sudbury Local 598
2550 RICHARD LAKE DRIVE
SUDBURY ON  P3G 0A3
Tuesday/Wednesday,
Feb. 11/12
Quebec City
(in conjunction with Quebec Council)
Hôtel Hilton à Québec
1100, BOULEVARD RENÉ-LÉVESQUE EST
QUÉBEC QC G1R 4P3
Thursday Feb. 13 Noon: Ottawa OTTAWA AREA OFFICE
5 GURDWARA DRIVE
OTTAWA ON  K2E 7X6
Monday Feb. 17 9 am: Vancouver New West Office
326 - 12TH STREET
2ND FLOOR
NEW WESTMINSTER BC  V3M 4H6
Monday Feb. 17 6 pm: Prince George TBA
Tuesday Feb. 18 1 pm: Edmonton TBA
Wednesday Feb. 19 9 am: Fort McMurray Local 707A
10020 FRANKLIN AVENUE
FORT MCMURRAY AB  T9H 2K6
Thursday Feb. 20 9 am: Saskatoon TBA
Thursday Feb. 20 6 pm: Regina Local 1S
3525 PASQUA STREET
REGINA SK  S4S 7G9
Tuesday Feb. 25 1 pm: Moncton Moncton Lyon's Club
55 MARK AVENUE
MONCTON NB  E1C 7G8
Wednesday Feb. 26 1 pm: Halifax TBA
Thursday Feb. 27 9 am: St. John's St. Teresa's Parish Hall
120 MUNDY POND ROAD
ST. JOHN'S NL A1E 1V

SOURCE Unifor

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