Registration - In-house Organization
Unifor / Jerry Dias, President
Version 52 of 53 (2019-09-26 to 2019-11-01)
- Aboriginal Affairs
- Arts and Culture
- Constitutional Issues
- Economic Development
- Employment and Training
- Financial Institutions
- Government Procurement
- Internal Trade
- International Relations
- International Trade
- Justice and Law Enforcement
- Research and Development
- Science and Technology
- Taxation and Finance
Subject Matter Details
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit
- Obtain funding from the Federal Government with respect to charitable international aid projects.
Legislative Proposal, Bill or Resolution
- Amendments to the Employment Insurance Act, S.C. 1996, c. 23 with respect to benefits for workers, eligibility criteria, the waiting period, service standards, maternity and parental leave, compassionate care leave, benefit flexibility and the use of EI Contributions.
- Amendments to the Pension Benefits Standards Act with respect to benefits in favour of employees/retirees, including Bill C-27 which proposes to change that Act to enable employers to eliminate or compromise defined-benefit pension plans.
- Canada Elections Act - with respect to election financing and rules, and with respect to review and modernization
- Canadian Dollar, including but not limited to the Bank of Canada and the Bank of Canada Act - with respect to the stabilization of the Canadian dollar.
- Criminal Code - with respect to amendments that would permit single sports event wagering for the benefit of gaming industry employment.
- Federal Wage Policy - with respect to the introduction of a federal minimum wage of $15 and a fair wage policy for federal procurement
- Pay Equity - with respect to the implementation of the Pay Equity Act (enacted by Bill C-86).
- Possible Legislation to be introduced dealing with amendments to the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, provisions regarding the treatment of unsecured claims for employee compensation, pension and severance claims and the status of collective agreements.
- Social Security Tribunal - with respect to transparency and accessibility of appeal mechanisms.
- Softwood Lumber - with respect to the re-negotiation of a Canada-US Softwood Lumber agreement and forestry trade sanctions.
- The Income Tax Act - with respect to income splitting, tax credits and corporate tax rates.
- The Telecommunications Act - with respect to foreign ownership.
- United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - with respect to the implementation of the treaty.
Legislative Proposal, Bill or Resolution, Policies or Program
- Aerospace Industry, including but not limited to the Aeronautics Act - with respect to investment in domestic research and development, domestic production and training.
- Canada Health Act - with respect to the privatization of health care services and the adequate funding of the public health care system, and proposals for a national pharmacare program.
- Child Care - with respect to a National Early Learning and Child Care Framework, and universal public child care system in Canada.
- Temporary Foreign Workers Program (TFWP) - with respect to a reassessment of the TFWP emphasizing rights and protections for migrant workers and access to the Canadian immigration process.
- Truth and Reconciliation Commission ("TRC") - with respect to the implementation of the TRC's 94 recommendations
Policies or Program
- Advocating for the Protection of Maternal Health in the Developing World
- Advocating for the continued public ownership of Canada's airports, and opposing the privatization of airports.
- Agricultural Industry - with respect to supply chain management, the protection of managed commodities and employment in seasonal industries.
- Asbestos - With respect to the banning of asbestos as it represents a health risk to Canadians.
- Auto Assembly - with respect to encouraging investment in the auto assembly and parts industry, including by fiscal and taxation incentives, foreign trade deficits, investment in research and development.
- Canada Development Bank - With respect to the development of a publicly owned development bank to finance infrastructure projects.
- Canadian Heritage - with respect to Canadian Content requirements in digital media.
- Canadian Heritage - with respect to proposals for government or industry financial support for local news media.
- Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission - with respect to Canadian content requirements, the regulation of digital media providers and revenue streams for Canadian media providers, and with respect to the transparency of Commission proceedings generally, and with respect to the Commission's monitoring of local broadcasters.
- Clean Technologies - with respect to investment in innovation in clean technology and just transition supports for workers.
- Continuation of an Automobile Tariff Program for Companies not Adhering to Domestic Production Standards
- Employment Insurance Benefits with respect to increasing the duration of benefit payments and reforms to eligibility, maternity and parental leave and compassionate care leave.
- Energy Royalties - with respect to a national royalty regime for energy resources.
- Energy sustainability - with respect to the creation of a Canada-wide energy grid and domestic oil and gas processing.
- Federal Government Shipbuilding Policy - with respect to domestic procurement issues and purchase of domestically manufactured sea going vessels, transparency, production and regulation. We are particularly interested in full utilization of building capacity at Halifax Shipyard.
- Federal Infrastructure Investment Plan - with respect to national procurement, local hiring requirements, private sector involvement, public transportation and public housing
- Health Accord - with respect to funding commitments, services and targets.
- Individual Transferrable Quotas (ITF) - with respect to the reform or removal of the ITF policy.
- Industry safety standards for Armoured car workers - with respect to health and safety standards including vehicle safety requirements, and staffing requirements on vehicles
- International trade policy and negotiations with respect to North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations and similar trade agreements.
- Marine Transport - with respect to the establishment of a regulatory framework for the shipping industry, industry support and training.
- National Trade and Investment Framework - with respect to the creation of a clear investment framework incorporating social, economic and environmental priorities.
- Prescription Drugs - with respect to the establishment of a national prescription drug program.
- Public Transportation Investment - with respect to domestic public procurement and local hiring requirements.
- Rail Transport - with respect to a national rail strategy, including railway health and safety standards, the funding of via-rail and a national high-speed rail system.
- Search and Rescue Aircraft - with respect to the procurement of search and rescue aircraft.
- Sector Councils - with respect to the establishment of multi-stakeholder sector councils regarding industrial policy and economic development issues.
- Senior Care - With respect to the development of a national strategy on senior care.
- Skills Training - With respect to funding for training facilities, Labour Market development Agreements, an Aboriginal Skills and Employment Strategy.
- Support for public transit by funding municipal transit authorities.
- Sustainable development of energy resources - with respect to a national cap and trade system, alternative energy sources, restrictions on pipelines and fracking.
- Trade Imbalance, including but not limited to Free Trade Agreements and Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection (FIPAs) - with respect to reciprocity in foreign trade
Policies or Program, Regulation
- Forestry - with respect to forestry trade policies, regulation to encourage sustainable harvesting and funding of the Forestry Industry Transformation program, and with respect to funding of Mountain Pine Beetle management programs.
- National Telecommunications Plan - with respect to the regulation and affordability of telecommunication services.
- Road Transportation - with respect to regulation, labour standards and enforcement, fleet renewal programs, and industry impact assessments with respect to technological and environmental change
- Air Passenger Protection Regulations - with respect to their implementation.
- Hydro-Electricity - with respect to domestic content conditions on resource developments and the pricing, access and transportation access of hydro-electricity.
- Mining -with respect the regulation of the mining industry, including foreign investment in domestic mining companies, domestic content requirements on resource development and the royalty regime.
- National Spectrum Policy - with respect to the regulation of the spectrum for public interest objectives.
- Port Authorities Operations Regulations - regulations or legislation to ensure more stability in the port container trucking sector.
- Written communication
- Oral communication
- Grass-roots communication
- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)
- Canadian Heritage (PCH)
- Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)
- Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA)
- Elections Canada
- Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)
- Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)
- Finance Canada (FIN)
- Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)
- Global Affairs Canada (GAC)
- Health Canada (HC)
- House of Commons
- Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
- Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)
- Infrastructure Canada (INFC)
- Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED)
- Justice Canada (JC)
- Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
- Prime Minister's Office (PMO)
- Privy Council Office (PCO)
- Public Safety Canada (PS)
- Senate of Canada
- Transport Canada (TC)
- Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC)
- Women and Gender Equality (WAGE)
In-house Organization Details
Description of the organization's activities
Unifor aims to unite all of the workers under its jurisdiction into one organizaiton without regard to race, sex, creed, colour, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, political or religious affiliation, or place of national origin; to improve working conditions and create a uniform system of shorter hours and wages; to end occupational injury and disease, and improve conditions to create safe and healthy workplaces; to encourage members to take part in political action; to promote ideas and candidates that advance the rights of workers; and to provide assistance, within Canada as well as throughout the world, to labour and other organizations.
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration
Jerry Dias, President
Organization's membership or classes of membershipUnifor is Canada's largest private sector trade union. It represents workers in a broad range of Canadian services and industries, including automobile, parts production, assembly, aerospace manufacturing and assembly, health care, retail, education, telecommunications, electronics, air, rail, road, marine transportation as well as the mining, fisheries and transportation sectors. Over a third of the union's members are women, approximately half of the membership of Unifor reside in Ontario.
Government fundingNo government funding was received during the last completed financial year.
In-house Organization Contact Information
205 Placer Court
Toronto, ON M2H 3H9
Fax number: 416-495-3778
Lobbyists employed by the organization
- John Aman, Director, Special Projects | No public offices held
- Michelle Arruda, National Representative | No public offices held
- Jordan Brennan, Economist | No public offices held
- John Caluori, Assistant to the Quebec Director | No public offices held
- Mark Cameron, National Representative | No public offices held
- Olivier Carriere, Représentant National | No public offices held
- Dino Chiodo, Director of Auto | No public offices held
- Natalie Clancy, Director of Communications | Public offices held
- Josh Coles, Director, Membership Mobilization and Political Action | No public offices held
- Anthony Dale, Director, Legal Department | Public offices held
- Jerry Dias, Unifor National President | No public offices held
- Scott Doherty, Executive Assistant to the National President | No public offices held
- Serge Dupont, Assistant to the Quebec Director | No public offices held
- Terry Farrell, National Representative | No public offices held
- Katha Fortier, Assistant to the National President | No public offices held
- Renaud Gagné, Québec Director | No public offices held
- Ron Girardin, National Representative | No public offices held
- Erin Harrison, National Representative | No public offices held
- Lisa Kelly, Director Women's Department | No public offices held
- Stuart Laidlaw, National Representative | No public offices held
- Michael Lambert, Director of Forestry | No public offices held
- Howard Law, Director of Media | No public offices held
- David Leacock, National Representative | No public offices held
- Niki Lundquist, Associate Counsel | No public offices held
- Chris MacDonald, Assistant to National President | No public offices held
- Liz Marzari, National Representative | No public offices held
- Jean-Stéphane Mayer, Représentant National | No public offices held
- Kathleen O'Keefe, National Representative, Communications | No public offices held
- Lana Payne, National Secretary-Treasurer | No public offices held
- Naureen Rizvi, Ontario Regional Director | No public offices held
- Sari Sairanen, Director of Health and Safety | No public offices held
- Mario Santos, National Represnetative | No public offices held
- Andy Savela, Director of Health Care | No public offices held
- Bruce Snow, Unifor National Rail Director | No public offices held
- Daniel St-Pierre, Représentant National | No public offices held
- Deb Tveit, Assistant to the National President | No public offices held
- Corey Vermey, Director, Pension and Benefits | No public offices held
- Shane Wark, Assistant to National President | No public offices held
- Joie Warnock, Western Regional Director | Public offices held
- Mike Yam, National Representative | No public offices held