OTTAWA, Aug. 24, 2016 /CNW/ – Unifor National President Jerry Dias welcomed Prime Minister Trudeau today as he addressed more than 1,800 members at the union’s second national Convention, at Ottawa’s Shaw Centre.
Trudeau joined delegates to share the message that the last federal election marked a new era in labour relations with the federal government.
“The labour movement has been essential to building a stronger economy, one that’s centered on the principles of fairness and inclusion,” said Trudeau. “You hold employers to account, and that includes my government. You fight for the interests of the middle class, and you demonstrate a sense of community in everything you do.”
“We believe in partnership and collaboration,” said Trudeau. “We believe in renewing our relationship for the betterment of all Canadians. And we believe that Labour is a solution, not a problem.”
Trudeau pledged to officially repeal the oppressive anti-union legislation introduced by the previous Conservative government, telling Unifor members that after a decade of neglect the labour movement deserves fairness from the federal government.
“I promise you that when it comes to fairness for Canadian workers, we’re just getting started,” said Trudeau.

Source: Unifor