CAW Skilled Trades Collective Bargaining Conference: February 20 to 22

    TORONTO, Feb. 15 /CNW/ - More than 200 delegates from across Canada will
gather to debate key bargaining issues facing skilled trades members at the
CAW's Skilled Trades Collective Bargaining Conference February 20 to 22 in
    The conference will be held at the Sheraton Centre Hotel, 123 Queen
Street West. Media are welcome to attend. Media need to register by contacting
CAW Communications Director Shannon Devine - see contact information below.
    CAW President Buzz Hargrove will open the conference Wednesday, February
20 with a speech at approximately 9:45 a.m.
    The conference is being held as the CAW heads into a critical round of
Big Three automotive bargaining later this year. Delegates will debate and set
the bargaining agenda for skilled trades members across all economic sectors
of the union over the next three years.
    The conference will also feature guest speakers, presentations, panel
discussions, and debate on a number of resolutions.
    Here is a list of some other speakers scheduled for the skilled trades
bargaining conference:

    Wednesday, February 20
    11:45 a.m    Jim Stanford, CAW Economist, Overview of the Economy and
                 Skilled Trades;
     2:45 p.m    David Robertson, CAW Director of Work Organization and
                 Training, Review of the Manufacturing Crisis and its Affects
                 on Skilled Trades work.

    Friday, February 22
    9:00 a.m     Donald Sutherland from the 130,000 member Australian
                 Manufacturing Workers Union.

For further information:

For further information: CAW Communications, Shannon Devine, cell, (416)
302-1699 or email

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