So much has happened in the three years since our union formed. Together, from coast to coast to coast, we have made incredible change and won victories for workers. Now, it’s time for our second Convention.
For five days, over 1,700 members will be in Ottawa at the Shaw Centre to discuss, debate, and vote on priorities for our union. Unifor, however, is 310,000 members strong and this is why we have great new features for every member to participate in #Unifor2016.
A delegation from Local 191 will be in Ottawa. Continue reading to find out how attendees and members at home can follow all the action.
Convention proceedings open on Monday, August 22 at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time. To review the agenda or our Convention Guide please visit unifor.org/convention2016.
Here’s four ways you can participate in #Unifor2016:
1. Watch Convention on the Live Stream
New for Convention 2016, Unifor is pleased to offer live streaming of keynote speakers & presentations. Tune in on a break at work or watch the livestream archive to hear from great guest speakers.
Connect to the livestream at uniforlive.ca
- Download the Unifor App
Another new feature is our helpful mobile app. You can download on your mobile phone, laptop or tablet. The app includes speaker information, session schedules, the agenda and much more. It’s easy, just search “Unifor 2016” in the iOS app store, Google Play app store and Blackberry World or go to eventmobi.com/uniforcc.
- Follow us on Facebook
Visit Facebook.com/UniforCanada for Convention photos and updates each day. Don’t forget to share your photos with us by tagging @UniforCanada in the image
Join the Convention Facebook event page and to say you're coming! Go to Facebook.com/events/548915251967400/ or search for the event titled 2nd Unifor Convention.
- Speak out and share on Twitter
Be sure to join the conversation on Twitter. Use the hashtag #Unifor2016 to share your thoughts and to follow comments from delegates and leaders.
It's Time …
We want to hear your ideas on how to build our union and our movement!
Send out a tweet to tell us what you think it’s time for (national child care? good jobs?) by posting a message and including #Unifor2016
We love to see your Facebook posts, images, tweets and shout outs from every region. You can help get #Unifor2016 trending on Twitter and Facebook – just make a post today!
For delegates attending Convention, here are a few additional announcements:
PRIDE PARADE: Sunday, August 21 – 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Join members of the National Executive, and Ottawa members to march in the Ottawa PRIDE parade. Allies are encouraged to attend. Meet at the corner of Gladstone & Bank Streets and look for Unifor flags.
NEW DELEGATE SESSION: Sunday, August 21 – 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., Rm. 102
Time to brush up on your Convention skills! All delegates are invited to an introductory session to help prepare you for Convention. This session will review the agenda, rules and procedures, and provide details on how to be an active participant.
We look forward to seeing delegates in Ottawa – safe travels!