“All women need an
Advocate at work.”
‑Jerry Dias, Unifor National
When we came together to
create Unifor, it was with hope
and optimism that when we are
united we can be a strong force for equality and
social justice. As part of our commitment to equality,
it is essential that women have a strong voice in our
We can make significant gains for the women in our
workplaces by making women’s issues a priority at the
bargaining table. We must also work with community
partners to make gains for all women, including the
eradication of violence against women.
The issue of violence against women is very near to
my heart. I have three daughters whom I adore, and a
son who was raised understanding the importance of
women’s rights and the need for men to take on the
issue of violence against women.
I am incredibly proud of Unifor’s groundbreaking
Women’s Advocate Program. These sp ecially-trained,
easy to contact workplace representatives have been
instrumental in creating healthier workplaces and safer
communities. They work closely with management
ensuring strong cooperation to achieve this goal.
One of the best tools the union has to prevent violence
against women and workplace harassment is the
Women’s Advocate Program.
Make it a priority to negotiate this tremendous resource
in your workplace and work to end violence against
women. I want to see a women’s advocate in every
Working together, we can make this