Key Federal Priorities for the 42nd Federal Parliament of Canada

Unifor is dedicated to the core Canadian values of equality and justice, and the principle that we all have a responsibility to look out for one another. That is why some of the key issues include matters that extend beyond the bargaining table, including health care, climate change, electoral reform, the Canada Pension Plan and taxation.

Since its inception, Unifor has been a social union committed to women’s issues and gender equity – and so we continue to discuss childcare and the status of women. There can be no equity without progress on violence against women, however, including Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women and Girls.

Unifor is dedicated to the well-being all workers, union and non-union, and so we will advocate for labour law and Employment Insurance, as well industry policy and innovation funds, infrastructure funding, and trade concerns and their impact on Canadian jobs. With 42,000 skilled trade members, Unifor is also keenly interested in skills development discussions.

Unifor has thousands of members across Canada whose work falls under federal jurisdiction – including Coast Guard Services, transportation, broadcasting, energy, forestry, mining, dairy and food processing – whose
concerns are also part of our efforts with this parliament.

These are our key priority issues by Ministries in the 42nd Parliament: