April 24, 2020
OTTAWA—Unifor’s National President is available to comment on the announcement today that Health Canada has contracted General Motors in Oshawa to begin manufacturing urgently needed masks for health care professionals and for Canadians.
“Unifor members in Oshawa are highly skilled and proud to step up and make whatever our country needs to get through this pandemic,” said Dias. “The fact that Unifor members will help GM produce as many as a million fabric masks a month, for Health Canada at cost, is an example of what we can do when we work together.”
50 Unifor members are expected to begin this work in a few weeks, working at the Oshawa facility in two shifts.
WHAT: Unifor members to manufacture masks at GM Oshawa plant
WHO: Jerry Dias, Unifor National President
WHEN: Friday April 24, 2020 between 3:30 – 5:00
WHERE: To arrange Skype, Facetime, or telephone interviews contact Natalie.Clancy@Unifor.org (416)-707-5794
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.
For media inquiries and to arrange interviews please contact Unifor’s Director of Communications, Natalie Clancy at Natalie.Clancy@unifor.org or 416-707-5794 (cell).