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Media Advisory - Unifor hosts budget watch events to stay informed on Conservative cuts


TORONTO, April 9, 2019 /CNW/ - Unifor members are organizing events at union halls across the province to watch the provincial budget announcement and discuss the effects of Budget 2019.

"We will not let the Conservatives get away with diversions and distractions while they cut away at the foundation of our public services," said Naureen Rizvi, Unifor Ontario Regional Director. "Unifor members are plugged into a growing grassroots movement to demand better from their government, while the Ford Conservatives only seem interested in enriching their already wealthy friends."

In a pre-budget submission, Unifor recommended that the provincial government reverse course and fully fund healthcare and long-term care in Ontario. The union also demanded that the government stop its attack on workers' rights and on students.

"The people of Ontario have been unequivocal; public services need investment, not cuts. Workers are not willing to trade away the promise of a prosperous, green, and healthy future to satisfy Ford's shortsighted tax cuts," said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President.

Media are invited to attend local events listed below where union members will be available for comment. Locals are hosting both panel events with local leadership and wider budget watch parties open to the community.

Durham (Budget watch party)
Unifor Local 222, 1425 Phillip Murray Avenue
Oshawa, ON L1J 8L4
3:30 p.m. ? 5:00 p.m.

Kitchener/Waterloo (Local union panel)
Unifor Local 1106 Office, 600 Wabanaki Drive
Kitchener, ON N2C 2K4
3:00 p.m. ? 5:00 p.m.  

London (Local union panel)
Unifor Regional Office, 140 Pine Valley Blvd
London, ON N6K 3X3
3:30 p.m. ? 5:00 p.m.

Peel (Local union panel)
Unifor Local 26 Office, 5225 Orbitor Drive, Unit 9.
Mississauga, ON L4W 4Y8
3:00 p.m. ? 5:00 p.m.

Thunder Bay (Local union panel)
Unifor Regional Office, 516 South High Street
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 3M3
3:00 p.m. ? 5:00 p.m.

Toronto (Budget watch party)
Unifor Local 112, 30 Tangiers Road
Toronto, ON M3J 2B2
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sudbury (Budget watch party)
Unifor Local 598, 2550 Richard Lake Drive
Sudbury, ON P3G 0A3
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Windsor (Budget watch party)
Unifor Regional Office, 2345 Central Avenue. 2nd Floor.
Windsor, ON N8W 4J1
3:00 p.m. ? 5:00 p.m.

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.

SOURCE Unifor



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