|Affiliation||CLC, IMF, ITF, IFJ|
|Key people||Jerry Dias, president|
|Office location||205 Placer Court, Toronto, Ontario|
Unifor (Union for Canada) is a trade union in Canada, launched in 2013 as a merger of the Canadian Auto Workers and Communications, Energy and Paperworkers unions. The new union consists of 300,000 workers and associate members in industries ranging from manufacturing and media to forestry and fishing, and is the largest private sector union in Canada.
The union elected Jerry Dias, a former union leader at de Havilland's facility in Downsview, as its first president on August 31, 2013. In 2016, Dias was chastized by some including Thomas Mulcair, leader of the NDP and other union leaders, for his donation to the leadership candidate of the Conservative party Kellie Leitch.
Unifor members are found in 9 provinces:
Unifor Local 4275
UNIFOR Local 350 UNIFOR Local 4050 UNIFOR Local 4534 UNIFOR Local 99
Newfoundland and Labrador
- "'Unifor' will be name of new super union that combines CAW and CEP". Toronto Star. May 30, 2013. Retrieved May 30, 2013.
- "New super-union Unifor’s first president vows to start pushing back if governments, employers don’t heed.". Toronto Star, August 31, 2013.
- "Dias 'has to explain' donation to Leitch: Mulcair". iPolitics. Retrieved 2016-11-06.
- financialpost.ca: "Globe and Mail’s unionized staff vote to approve new collective agreement", 10 Jul 2014
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