TORONTO, Dec. 4 /CNW/ - CAW members from across Canada will meet in
Toronto at the Sheraton Centre this week to debate current issues within the
union, including the much-discussed Framework of Fairness Agreement, signed by
the union in October.
When: December 7 & 8, 2007 9:00 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location: Sheraton Centre -Grand Ballroom on level 2
(123 Queen Street West)
On the agenda will be a speech by CAW President Buzz Hargrove on Friday
morning addressing the political, social and economic challenges facing the
union to the 800 delegates gathered.
CAW delegates will also have the opportunity to debate the CAW-Magna
Framework of Fairness Agreement. The discussion will take place Friday morning
at approximately 11:30 a.m.
The CAW will also emphasize its commitment to ending violence against
women as women and men across the country 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 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
national Manufacturing Matters campaign, which grabbed headlines in the spring
and summer highlighting the crisis and impact of manufacturing job loss.
Media are required to register in advance, by noon on Thursday, December
For further information:
For further information: please contact CAW Communications, Shannon
Devine, (cell) 416-302-1699; To register, please email: Shannon.Devine@caw.ca