Women’s March – Toronto

On January 19, 2019, we march again. The theme for the 2019 Women’s Marches around the world is ENDING  VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that 1 in 3 women worldwide has experienced either physical or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime.



The Women’s Wave is coming!

January 19, 2019! Save the date!

It’s time to March again.

The Toronto Women’s March is organized by March On Toronto. The newly forming Women’s March Canada Toronto chapter will be attending and marching with you! Women’s March Canada: Toronto Chapter gathering spot TBA

For up to date information, please visit:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1185785271560481/

All allies are welcome.


Solidarity to Save Oshawa GM

Jerry Dias


Yesterday was a challenging day, as GM reiterated its intention to stop production at the Oshawa Assembly Plant.

The company made this decision with full knowledge of the damaging effects that a closure will have on Oshawa, and on the wider community. They dismissed every recommendation that Unifor brought forward to fulfill the terms of the 2016 collective agreement.

Attached, you will find an update that was distributed on the shop floor in Oshawa earlier today, where members put their tools down last night to protest GM’s decision. Please post this update on your local union websites and distribute to your membership lists.

I am proud of these workers for taking a strong stance against corporate greed.

Join me in Windsor on Friday to rally in support of all workers affected by a closure of the Oshawa Assembly Plant. Together we must send a clear message: GM, you have gone too far – do the right thing and reverse your decision! If you sell here, you must build here.

A high level of participation from all local unions will help show GM that their actions have consequences.

We must show unity in the face of GM’s threats, because the effects of a closure would be catastrophic. A study just released today projects job losses will mount over time to reach 14,000 in Ontario and a further 10,000 elsewhere across Canada by 2025.

A backgrounder of the report is attached to this letter, view the full report at saveoshawagm.ca/study.

In solidarity,

Jerry Dias
National President


GM Oshawa Impact-V2

Wireless To The Home Project

December 19, 2019


To:       All Bell and BTS Locals (Craft)

Re:       Wireless To The Home Project


On December 3rd we were asked to attend a meeting in Montreal at the Bell Canada head office to discuss a new proposed Wireless To The Home project (WTTH) for internet in regions where there is no fibre optic infrastructure.

At that meeting it was clear to us that the WTTH project has long been in the works by Bell. According to the company, a pilot project had recently been concluded and they were purportedly looking to now determine who was going to do the work of connecting customers when the project was launched in 2019.

Read more….Letter to Bell & BTS Craft re Wireless to the Home Project