CAW and CEP to hold press conference regarding future Unifor leadership

August 7, 2013, 4:45 PM EST


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The CAW and CEP will be making an important announcement regarding the future union leadership of Unifor tomorrow, Thursday, August 8 at 12-noon ET.

Speaking will be CAW National President Ken Lewenza and CEP National President Dave Coles.

Press conference:

Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 12-noon ET. 
Sheraton Centre, Provincial Ballroom South, 2nd floor
123 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON

Members of the media who are unable to attend in person, but wish to participate can call: 1-888-396-8063

The Canadian Auto Workers union and Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada will be joining together to create a new Canadian union - Unifor, with the goal of ensuring safer workplaces, secure employment and wages and benefits that provide a decent standard of living.

Unifor will hold its founding convention over Labour Day weekend, August 30 - September 1, in downtown Toronto. Convention delegates will vote on the new union leadership team, including the six top officers (national president, secretary-treasurer, Quebec, Ontario, Atlantic and Western region director) as well as a number of regional, sector and equity positions. The Unifor Founding Convention will be livestreamed at www.newunionconvention.ca

Unifor will represent more than 300,000 workers in approximately 20 different economic sectors.

For more information on the Unifor Founding Convention, please visit: www.newunionconvention.ca

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