TORONTO, Dec. 7 /CNW/ - CAW members from across Canada will meet in
Toronto today and tomorrow to debate current issues within the union,
including the much-discussed Framework of Fairness Agreement, signed by the
union in October.
On the agenda will be a speech by CAW President Buzz Hargrove this
morning to the more than 800 delegates, addressing the political, social and
economic challenges facing the union.
CAW delegates will also have the opportunity to debate the CAW-Magna
Framework of Fairness Agreement. The discussion will take place today at
approximately 11:00 a.m.
The CAW will also emphasize its commitment to ending violence against
women as Canadians honour the 14 women killed at Ecole Polytechnique in
Montreal on December 6, 1989. Executive Director of London-area Women's
Community House and Shelternet founder Jan Richardson will address delegates.
Shelternet is an online service that helps connect women suffering domestic
abuse to shelters and services in their area right across the country.
The CAW will also celebrate the 10 year anniversary of its commitment to
landmine removal in Mozambique. Commemorating the project will be Handicap
International De-mining Project Leader Aderito Ismael of Mozambique with a
presentation. The CAW was part of the major international campaign to ban
landmines which saw the initiation of the Mine Ban Treaty in December 1997 by
the Canadian federal government.
During the two-day meeting, the CAW will unveil the follow-up to the
Manufacturing Matters campaign, which grabbed headlines highlighting the
crisis and impact of manufacturing job loss.
For further information:
For further information: CAW Communications, Shannon Devine, (cell)