E-TOP Council Founded
August 9, 2007
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St. John's, Nfld.
August 9, 2007
CAW Leadership and members from the educational, technical, office and professional sectors and others have joined forces in St. John's to found E-TOP; the Educational, Technical, Office and Professional Council. Carol Phillips, Assistant to the CAW National President termed the founding of the new council an historic event reflecting the ongoing evolution of the union.
Assistant to CAW National President
"The new energy. The willingness to challenge and to push the boundaries and to bring a whole new perspective a whole new set of ideas that is just going to enrich our union as a whole. And is going to help to enrich TOP with this joining together which you are making with the education sector and the TOP sector. It is a very, very exciting moment and it can only benefit the union in the future."
CAW National President Buzz Hargrove swore in the officers of the E-TOP Council headed by newly elected president Theresa Farao. In his address to the council Hargrove told them they bring a great potential to the union.
CAW National President
"We are a very prominent union in education today and we can grow. There is an enormous potential for growth in that sector."
"It's not just that we have more members but it is the setting up of this kind of council, the E-TOP council that brings new ideas and energies and challenges the leadership of the union."
The newly elected president of the E-TOP Council, Theresa Farrao said the first goal of the Council will be to organize white collar workers across the country.
Pres. E-TOP Council
"The future is to grow even more across Canada, to see the E-TOP Council grow across Canada and to organize the education sector across Canada, and to use this Council as a tool to get there."
The E-TOP leadership took that challenge to heart and spent the rest of the day long conference working with the CAW organizing staff in an organizing work shop.
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