Unifor President Jerry Dias Retirees

To:  All Unifor Members

Status of Unifor National President Jerry Dias

We write today to inform you that Jerry Dias has retired his position of Unifor National President effective immediately.

As you know, Jerry Dias has been on medical leave from his position since February 6, 2022. On March 11, he notified Unifor’s National Executive Board of his immediate retirement, stating that he continues to deal with ongoing health issues.

Like all of you, we are all wishing him well and thank him for his numerous and impactful contributions to working people over many years, from his days representing aerospace workers on the shop floor to National President of Canada’s largest private sector union.

The National Executive Board will meet on March 21 to determine next steps and discuss the Constitutional requirements around the vacancy. An update will be provided following the NEB meeting. Meanwhile, the important work of the union continues.

In Solidarity,

Lana Payne
National Secretary-Treasurer
Unifor Canada