January 31, 2023

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Unifor President Jerry Dias retires immediately, citing health

Unifor President Jerry Dias has retired, citing ongoing wellbeing difficulties. He manufactured the announcement Sunday.

Dias, 63, has been on clinical leave from his placement because Feb. 6. He notified Unifor’s Countrywide Executive Board of his immediate retirement on March 11.

“After eight-and-a-50 percent years I can proudly say we have developed an amazing organization and built Unifor the influential and profitable union it is today,” Dias explained in a statement. “I have all the self confidence the management, staff members and locals will proceed to construct Unifor into a daring and progressive force for doing work individuals from coastline to coastline to coast.”

Dias was Unifor’s first nationwide president, right after the union fashioned following a merger of the Canadian Automobile Workers union and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada in 2013.

Dias was anticipated to retire at the union’s forthcoming constitutional convention in August in Toronto.