CAW Rallies Support Auto Parts Workers Across Ontario
October 27, 2010
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| Ken Lewenza|
CAW National President
"In one hundred work places in multiple communities throughout the province of Ontario we are out at lunchtime today to protest and raise the incredible challenges of auto parts workers. And the campaign today is not just about unionized workers. There are another forty to forty five thousand auto parts workers that are not organized, that don't have the democratic right, they don't have the collective bargaining power. This is a serious fight back campaign in our union and our job collectively and individually is to build back the spirit that workers know that the union is working for them. But for them to win justice we've got to do it collectively, united in defense of our wages and benefits. This is not about CAW in isolation. It is about what kind of Canada we want, what kind of jobs are going to be left for future generations."
| Nadia Anton-Collins|
CAW Local 707 Financial Secretary
"It is quite important to an industry that is seeing decreases in wages and benefits, seeing a decrease in manpower, jobs going across the border for a lot lower wages. So it is our job not just as auto workers but as Canadians to support everybody."
| Gary Howe|
United Steelworkers of America Local 1005
"The reason we are here, we need to support members of the auto workers because the labour movement is under huge attack."
| Randy Smith|
CAW Local 504 President
"They are back at it again along with several other parts suppliers, auto makers, demanding that you guys take less. The answer is no, no more, we are done."
| Gurjit Dosanjh|
Burlington Technologies Employee
"We want to send this strong message to the employer, to the customers that we can not afford cut wages, we can not afford pension cuts."
| Jerry Dias|
Assistant to CAW National President
"We are prepared to fight for the jobs that are rightfully ours. We were a part of the solution during the economic recession and we are not going to be left behind as we start to see some growth"
CAW Fighting Back Makes A Difference.