jerry_dias-298Dear Toyota team member,

Thank you for your support and your efforts over the last number of months. I’m thrilled to tell you that as of Monday, March 31, Unifor filed our application to the Ontario Labour Relations Board to be your union. More than a year ago, Toyota team members started to push for a union at Toyota and since then, because of a great deal of hard work and enthusiasm, it has taken off. It’s now time to really make this happen.

The Labour Board will be informing us soon on when the vote will be taking place. The vote is usually scheduled for the week following the application.

This is great news and we’re very excited. There’s still a lot to do to take it to the finish line.

You and your co-workers will soon have the chance to make an important decision that will lead to positive change in your workplace. We know that Toyota is a great place to work and together, we can make it better by making it fairer and looking out for the interests of Toyota team members.

We’re in the final push now and gaining new supporters every day!

There are lots of ways you can demonstrate your support leading up to the vote:

  • Speak to your co-workers about why you’ll be voting yes.

  • Sign up for updates online and share news and other items from our website

  • Stop by and like our facebook page and post a message –

  • Lend a hand at distributing materials.

  • Attend the upcoming family-friendly open house in your area:

Sunday, April 6 from 10 a.m. 4 p.m.

Kitchener Unifor Local 1524/1106, 600 Wabanaki Drive

Woodstock Unifor Local 636, 126 Beale Street

If you have any questions or concerns, or if you’d like to help out with the campaign, please contact our organizing department at 1-877-495-6551 or at

Thank you for your incredible efforts. I look forward to working closely with Toyota team members in the days and months to come.

Yours truly,


Jerry Dias
National President