CAW National Skilled Trades Council Executive Board Endorses Lewenza and Kennedy

    TORONTO, July 10 /CNW/ - The CAW National Skilled Trades Council
Executive Board has unanimously endorsed Ken Lewenza for the position of CAW
national president and Peter Kennedy for the position of CAW national
    The eight-person executive board voted by conference call on July 9.
    "Both Ken Lewenza and Peter Kennedy have tirelessly worked on behalf of
our union, which has been recognized in the unanimous support and endorsement
by the Skilled Trades Council Executive Board," said Bert Desjardins,
president of the council. "We wish them both congratulations and success in
the challenges up ahead."
    The motion to endorse the pair was moved by Joe Elworthy who represents
skilled trades transit workers in British Columbia. "I was very pleased to
move the motion because of the excellent work that both Lewenza and Kennedy
have done for skilled trades workers and all members of the CAW across the
country," said Elworthy
    The Council represents 27,000 skilled trades journeymen/women and
apprentices across the country in the 17 different sectors of the union
ranging from auto assembly and auto parts to rail, gaming, shipbuilding,
mining, fisheries, transportation and hospitality.
    The Council advocates on behalf of skilled trades' workers on issues of
training, standards, technological change, apprenticeships and other concerns
related to building and sustaining skilled trades in Canada. The Council meets
three times a year with elected delegates from CAW workplaces and from 16 CAW
Skilled Trades Area Sub-councils across Canada.
    CAW National Skilled Trades Council Executive Board:

    Bert Desjardins..........President
    Dave Felice..............Financial Secretary
    Ray Hamel................Recording Secretary
    Phil Fryer...............Trustee
    Mike Devine..............Trustee
    Dave Cassidy.............Trustee
    Sylvain Levert...........Quebec Member
    Joe Elworthy.............Sergeant-at-arms

For further information:

For further information: CAW Skilled Trades Director Colin Heslop at
(416) 274-1876

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