Video: On May 30, the CAW and CEP unions announced Unifor as the name of the new union that will be formed on Labour Day weekend, 2013. Watch the CAW-CEP new union name and logo video revealed.
TORONTO, May 30, 2013 /CNW/ - The new Canadian union being formed by the
Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union (CEP) and the Canadian
Auto Workers union (CAW) will be named Unifor. The name and logo were
unveiled today during a packed press conference of 200 local leaders,
members, community supporters and allies.
"Today, we are proud to introduce our new union as Unifor, a union that
will fight for working people in every sector of the economy and in
every community in Canada," said CEP National President Dave Coles.
"Unifor will be a union for young workers, those struggling to piece
together part-time work and contract jobs, and other precarious working
conditions. It will be a union for everyone."
"All together, Unifor will be: 800 local unions, 3,000 bargaining units,
in more than 20 different sectors, and we're here to show that we will
be a strong voice and a positive force for change for working people
across this nation," said CAW National President Ken Lewenza.
Unifor Canada was chosen as a name that is expressive, dynamic, and
symbolizes the two unions' aspirations as a new organization: to be
united, strong, modern, forward-looking. The name was picked after a
process that spanned several months and involved members, union
leadership, communications advisers and community allies.
"We have a new union with a new name, and today we will begin to build
the next chapter in the future of the labour movement in Canada," said
CEP Secretary-Treasurer Gaétan Ménard. "This new union identity - the
name and logo - expresses our aspirations for all Canadians, at work
and in our communities. This new union will take our movement forward,
to a new era of engagement and action."
"This is an historic moment for our two unions, and the Canadian labour
movement, another concrete step in the direction of creating Canada's
largest private sector union," said CAW Secretary-Treasurer Peter
Kennedy. "Collectively, we will represent over 300,000 members and plan
to grow to represent many more."
The two unions worked with national communications firm Strategic
Communications and Pivot Design Group, in developing the name, logo and
new union identity.
More information and graphics on Unifor and the new design are available
The Founding Convention of Unifor will take place over Labour Day
weekend in Toronto (August 31- September 1). At that time, CEP and CAW
delegates will vote to create Unifor as an entity, and then will hold
individual vote to merge with the new union.
Video with caption: "Video: On May 30, the CAW and CEP unions announced Unifor as the name of the new union that will be formed on Labour Day weekend, 2013.
Watch the CAW-CEP new union name and logo video revealed. ". Video available at: http://youtu.be/tyIJz0YkkQk> http://youtu.be/tyIJz0YkkQk
Image with caption: "A strong, new, bold union for Canadian workers (CNW Group/Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW))". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130530_C3519_PHOTO_EN_27289.jpg
PDF available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/media/2013/05/30/20130530_C3519_DOC_EN_27290.pdf
SOURCE: Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW)
For further information:
For more information or to request an interview:
Angelo DiCaro, CAW Communications, 416-606-6311, firstname.lastname@example.org
Roxanne Dubois, CEP Communications, 613-724-7486, email@example.com
Katie Arnup, CAW Communications 416-333-8097, firstname.lastname@example.org
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