Unifor’s First Regional Council To Discuss Economic And Political Issues Facing Ontario And Canada. Unifor will hold the first of its regional councils this weekend, starting today December 6, until December 8, as elected local union representatives from across Ontario meet at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto to debate such issues as job creation, threats to unions, and violence against women and youth. More than 750 will be attending, with a packed agenda that includes speakers from both Unifor and the community, including the outspoken Conservative Senator Hugh Segal and the mother of a Toronto teen lost to gun violence.
Friday, December 6:
Saturday, December 7:
As the first Ontario Regional Council meeting of Unifor, delegates will also adopt a set of bylaws and elect their first executive, as well as members of seven standing committees. The meetings take place at the Sheraton Centre, Toronto, Grand Ballroom, lower level and are open to the media.
Unifor was formed Labour Day weekend with the merger of the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union. It represents more than 300,000 workers across Canada, including 156,000 in Ontario, in every major sector of the economy. Regional councils are also planned for 2014 in Quebec, British Columbia, the Prairies and the Atlantic.