Media Advisory - CAW Collective Bargaining and Political Action Convention Starts June 10 In Toronto

    TORONTO, June 5 /CNW/ - Nearly 1,000 elected delegates and guests from
across Canada will discuss and debate the CAW's collective bargaining and
political action agenda for the next three years at a Toronto convention which
gets underway June 10.
    Part of this agenda will include an effort to make gains for lower waged
workers in non-industrial sectors.
    The CAW's Collective Bargaining and Political Action Convention will be
held at the Sheraton Centre, 123 Queen Street West in Toronto starting
Tuesday, June 10 and running to June 12.
    The convention opens at 10 a.m. on June 10. CAW President Buzz Hargrove
will provide his opening address at approximately 10:45 a.m. Hargrove's
address will deal with the recent round of Big Three bargaining, the
manufacturing jobs crisis in Canada and the need for federal government action
to stem the accelerating loss of these good jobs.
    Hargrove will also discuss key bargaining victories and challenges faced
by the labour movement and more specifically the union as it continues to deal
with change.
    Convention delegates will discuss and debate a detailed document
outlining the bargaining goals and political action priorities and issues that
the 255,000 member union faces over the next three years, including a new
section on young workers.
    In addition there will be a number of presentations, videos and guest
speakers during the convention. Here is a list of some speakers:

    Wednesday, June 11:

    -   at 10 a.m., Paulette Senior, CEO, YWCA Canada;
    -   at 11:30 a.m., Paul Moist, National President of CUPE;
    -   at 2:30 p.m. Ken Georgetti, Canadian Labour Congress President.

    Thursday, June 12:

    -   at 10 a.m. Linda McQuaig, Author and Journalist;
    -   at 11:30 a.m. Linda Silas, President, Canadian Federation of Nurses
    -   at 2:30 p.m. Michel Goldmann, Assistant General Secretary of the
        Belgium metalworkers.

    Media are welcome to attend the convention. Media should register in
advance by emailing CAW Communications Director Shannon Devine at

For further information:

For further information: contact CAW Communications, Shannon Devine,
(416) 302-1699 or John McClyment, (416) 315-3202 or Angelo DiCaro, (416)

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