Workers of Colour Play Key Role

June 10, 2001


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Workers of Colour Play Key Role
Workers of Colour Play Key Role
dated June 10, 2001

       Canadian Auto Workers National President Buzz Hargrove assured workers of colour that they play a key role in the union and within society. Speaking to the delegates at the Ontario Region Human Rights Conference at the CAW Family Education Centre in Port Elgin, June 10th., Hargrove outlined the union's commitment to human rights and to the rights of all its members.

Buzz Hargrove
CAW National President

       "We have workers of colour training here to make sure that workers of colour feel comfortable. Not only that they are truly brothers and sisters, with equal respect within our organization, but also that they have the opportunity to be equipped to deal with the union, with union meetings, in their community and with their employers on the same basis as everyone else in the union. The same thing applies to women and women of colour."

       Hargrove went on to outline the numerous human rights activities the CAW is involved with, from funding food banks across the country, to supporting abused women's shelters, and helping the homeless.
Buzz Hargrove
CAW National President

       "We support Romero House which is a home for refugees in Toronto run by sister Mary Jo Leddy. We also do a lot of support with immigrant groups that work with immigration issues, who work with new immigrants coming into our country."

       The delegates were also updated on the numerous challenges facing the CAW and working people across Canada and the role that workers of colour can take to meet those challenges.

CAW "Fighting Back Makes a Difference."


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