CAW to Represent Gibraltar Mine Workers

December 16, 2009, 5:20 PM EST


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The CAW has won a vote to represent the 315 workers at Gibraltar Mine just outside of Williams Lake, British Columbia.  The vote was between the CAW and CLAC, with members voting by more than two thirds in favour of joining the CAW.

The members will be represented by CAW Local 3018, which already has an office in Williams Lake.

"We believe the change in union representation will not only have a positive impact on members but also the surrounding area as the local union will once again be able to support local community groups," said CAW National Representative Murray Gore, an organizer for the union who worked with the group at Gibraltar. 

"These jobs at Gibraltar are important to our members, as is supporting the community."

CLAC is the Christian Labour Association of Canada.

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