Welcome!

News Feed Item

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

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true DevOps paradigm.
What sort of WebRTC based applications can we expect to see over the next year and beyond? One way to predict development trends is to see what sorts of applications startups are building. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Arin Sime, founder of WebRTC.ventures, will discuss the current and likely future trends in WebRTC application development based on real requests for custom applications from real customers, as well as other public sources of information,
SYS-CON Events announced today that Interoute, owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Interoute is the owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform which encompasses 12 data centers, 14 virtual data centers and 31 colocation centers, with connections to 195 add...
Historically, some banking activities such as trading have been relying heavily on analytics and cutting edge algorithmic tools. The coming of age of powerful data analytics solutions combined with the development of intelligent algorithms have created new opportunities for financial institutions. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Sebastien Meunier, Head of Digital for North America at Chappuis Halder & Co., will discuss how these tools can be leveraged to develop a lasting competitive advanta...
TechTarget storage websites are the best online information resource for news, tips and expert advice for the storage, backup and disaster recovery markets. By creating abundant, high-quality editorial content across more than 140 highly targeted technology-specific websites, TechTarget attracts and nurtures communities of technology buyers researching their companies' information technology needs. By understanding these buyers' content consumption behaviors, TechTarget creates the purchase inte...
With the introduction of IoT and Smart Living in every aspect of our lives, one question has become relevant: What are the security implications? To answer this, first we have to look and explore the security models of the technologies that IoT is founded upon. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Nevi Kaja, a Research Engineer at Ford Motor Company, will discuss some of the security challenges of the IoT infrastructure and relate how these aspects impact Smart Living. The material will be delivered i...
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Lachapelle, CEO of the Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB), will provide an overview of various initiatives to certifiy the security of connected devices and future trends in ensuring public trust of IoT. Eric Lachapelle is the Chief Executive Officer of the Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB), an international certification body. His role is to help companies and individuals to achieve professional, accredited and worldw...
My team embarked on building a data lake for our sales and marketing data to better understand customer journeys. This required building a hybrid data pipeline to connect our cloud CRM with the new Hadoop Data Lake. One challenge is that IT was not in a position to provide support until we proved value and marketing did not have the experience, so we embarked on the journey ourselves within the product marketing team for our line of business within Progress. In his session at @BigDataExpo, Sum...
Your homes and cars can be automated and self-serviced. Why can't your storage? From simply asking questions to analyze and troubleshoot your infrastructure, to provisioning storage with snapshots, recovery and replication, your wildest sci-fi dream has come true. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Dan Florea, Director of Product Management at Tintri, will provide a ChatOps demo where you can talk to your storage and manage it from anywhere, through Slack and similar services ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftLayer, an IBM Company, has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York, New York. SoftLayer, an IBM Company, provides cloud infrastructure as a service from a growing number of data centers and network points of presence around the world. SoftLayer’s customers range from Web startups to global enterprises.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Ocean9will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Ocean9 provides cloud services for Backup, Disaster Recovery (DRaaS) and instant Innovation, and redefines enterprise infrastructure with its cloud native subscription offerings for mission critical SAP workloads.
Have you ever noticed how some IT people seem to lead successful, rewarding, and satisfying lives and careers, while others struggle? IT author and speaker Don Crawley uncovered the five principles that successful IT people use to build satisfying lives and careers and he shares them in this fast-paced, thought-provoking webinar. You'll learn the importance of striking a balance with technical skills and people skills, challenge your pre-existing ideas about IT customer service, and gain new in...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Juniper Networks challenges the status quo with products, solutions and services that transform the economics of networking. The company co-innovates with customers and partners to deliver automated, scalable and secure network...
Interoute has announced the integration of its Global Cloud Infrastructure platform with Rancher Labs’ container management platform, Rancher. This approach enables enterprises to accelerate their digital transformation and infrastructure investments. Matthew Finnie, Interoute CTO commented “Enterprises developing and building apps in the cloud and those on a path to Digital Transformation need Digital ICT Infrastructure that allows them to build, test and deploy faster than ever before. The int...
VeriStor Systems has announced that CRN has named VeriStor to its 2017 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Elite 150 category. This annual list recognizes North American solution providers with cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed services. Their offerings help companies navigate the complex and ever-changing landscape of IT, improve operational efficiencies, and maximize their return on IT investments. In today’s fast-paced business environments, MSPs play an important role...