Towards a New Union: CAW/CEP Proposal Committee Final Report

Source: Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP) and the Canadian Auto Workers union (CAW), August 2012

From the press release:
The blueprint for the creation of what would be Canada’s largest industrial union was released today at a press conference in Toronto. Representatives of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP) and the Canadian Auto Workers union (CAW) launched the final report from the joint committee on the creation of a new union…

…The joint committee report highlights the founding principles of the potential new union, as well as a number of new aspects. The new union will:
– represent over 300,000 members from across Canada, with a strong presence in
– prioritize organizing new members by allocating $50 million over five years to recruiting new members and developing new local unions;
– challenge the traditional definition of membership by opening the door to temporary agency, contract and other precarious workers, as well as unemployed workers and students;
– unite workers in more private sector industries than any Canadian union to this day;
– mark the single largest coming together of two private sector unions in Canadian history.
See also:
New Union Project website
discussion paper

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