CAW and CEP Take New Union Plan on National Tour - May 6-16

May 3, 2013, 4:30 PM EST

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CAW and CEP leaders have taken the New Union Project on the road this month, in a lead up to the founding convention of the new Canadian national union over Labour Day weekend.

The two unions are joining together to form a new union, with a new structure and identity that will represent more than 300,000 workers across the country in over 20 different economic sectors.

The meeting tour is part of an ongoing conversation with local union leaders and members about the new union, with the goal of soliciting input into the process.  All local union presidents and unit chairs are expected to attend and the meetings are open to all CEP and CAW members. The tour also already visited Thunder Bay, Winnipeg, Vancouver and Ottawa.

Elements to be reviewed at the meetings are the draft constitution; the process for developing the name, logo and identity; and the proposal for local community chapters and a new organizing model.

Media are welcome to attend the meetings. The schedule is as follows.   

Monday, May 6
12 p.m. Windsor

CAW Local 200/444
1855 Turner Road
7 p.m. Sarnia
CEP Local 914
900 Devine Street
Tuesday, May 7
8 a.m. London

Marconi Club
120 Clark Road
1 p.m. Toronto west/ Brampton
CAW Local 1285 hall
23 Regan Road
Brampton, ON
Wednesday, May 8
9 a.m. Toronto East/ Oshawa
CAW Local 222 hall
1425 Phillip Murray Ave.
Friday, May 10
10 a.m. Fredericton

Fredericton Inn
1315 Regent Street
Salon B & C
Saturday, May 11
9 a.m. Halifax

1800 Argyle Street
Room 200C
Wednesday, May 15
10:30 a.m. Edmonton

Matrix Hotel
10640 100 Ave N.W.
Quartz 'B' Ballroom
Thursday, May 16
10:30 a.m. Saskatoon
Radisson Hotel
405 20th St. East
Davinci Ballroom

The new union's Founding Convention will take place Labour Day weekend in Toronto - August 31- September 1 and will be livestreamed.

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