Needs of workers must be top priority in this election says Unifor

TORONTO, Aug. 15, 2021 /CNW/ - With Canadians going to the polls on September 20, Canada's largest private sector union is urging federal parties to put workers, and the need to "BuildBackBetter"A for working people at the heart of all platforms."Now more than ever we need to rebuild aA fair, inclusive and resilient recovery that not only recalibrates Canada's priorities, but addresses those economic failings that existed prior to COVID, that were only made worse during the pandemic," said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. Unifor is calling on all candidates to recognize the need for urgent action in the next federal Parliament on seven priorities for the union. Unifor is calling for the next federal government to build back better to:

Support care work and the care economy

Improve income security and affordability

Grow good, union jobs and pass anti-scab legislation

Advance reconciliation and racial justice

Foster fair trade and international solidarity

Tackle climate change and protecting jobs

Invest in the recovery economy

On August 2, 2021, Unifor launched the union's 2021 federal election campaignA warning voters that Erin O'Toole is no friend of working people and will to take the country in the wrong direction.
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