We recognize that this campaign takes place on the traditional territory of many Indigenous people and communities. It is important for us to acknowledge, up front, that all of our activities as a union should begin with the understanding of the history that has brought us to work, learn and live on these lands.
We recognize that colonialism is not only part of our past, it is part of our present.
We strive to work side-by-side with Indigenous peoples and communities towards Truth and Reconciliation today and into the future.
Our union relies on a set of principles, and a strong Constitution, to ensure that the decisions and directions set by the officers always keep the best interest of members at heart. As such, this campaign recognizes that money should not be used to sway the leadership’s attention to a cause, a sector or a particular local.
Money should not influence the politics of the union, the members should. With that in mind, we’ve adopted a financing policy that will ensure both integrity and transparency.
Financial accountability and donation limits
This campaign believes that Unifor members should set the future direction of this union by participating in the election and choosing their next National President. A member-driven campaign such as the one we’re committed to lead costs money: communications, materials, travel and other expenses all add up.
We are so thankful to any individual or group who is considering making a donation to get Lana Payne elected as Unifor’s National President.
We will abide by strict guidelines in regards to financial accountability and will include, at the end of this campaign, a complete financial report on this website. Our policy also includes limits on donations.
Read the finance and donation policy in full.
We believe that the best way to set a course is to build a strong movement of Unifor members who can organize and propel our union forward. This campaign seeks to build a broad, diverse and powerful movement of rank-and-file members from all regions and sectors.
Whether you are a rank-and-file Unifor member, or whether you are a local union executive member, there is something for you to do in this campaign.
We rely greatly on the principles of transparency and accountability to ensure members have the strongest and most open union to advocate on their behalf, and this campaign seeks to lead by example.
We will be posting the names of local unions that donate more than $1,000 to our campaign.