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Aug 30, 2013, 17:05 ET First Unifor President to host press conference - Saturday, 4:15 p.m.

TORONTO, Aug. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - The first Unifor National President will be hosting a press conference, following the election of the Unifor officers and the inaugural speech. The election process...


Aug 30, 2013, 07:42 ET CAW/ CEP Conventions Kick Off Today, New Union 'Unifor' Forms Saturday

TORONTO, Aug. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - The CAW will be meeting for the last time as a union today for its one-day convention, in the lead up to the Unifor Founding Convention, Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, ...


Aug 27, 2013, 12:51 ET Historic convention to create largest private-sector union gets underway this weekend

TORONTO, Aug. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - The founding convention to create a new union -- Unifor -- uniting more than 300,000 members from two of Canada's largest unions will be held Aug. 31st and Sept. 1st at ...


Aug 16, 2013, 12:28 ET Union Angered with News of Impending Metro Supermarket Layoffs

TORONTO, Aug. 16, 2013 /CNW/ - The CAW, which represents nearly 8,000 Metro supermarket workers across Ontario, says it is angered and frustrated with the recent company announcement that 15 Ontario...


Aug 08, 2013, 09:46 ET /R E P E A T -- Today: CAW and CEP to hold press conference regarding future Unifor leadership/

TORONTO, Aug. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - The CAW and CEP will be making an important announcement regarding the future union leadership of Unifor today, Thursday, August 8 at 12-noon ET. Speaking will be CAW...


Aug 07, 2013, 16:35 ET Tomorrow: CAW and CEP to hold press conference regarding future Unifor leadership

TORONTO, Aug. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - The CAW and CEP will be making an important announcement regarding the future union leadership of Unifor tomorrow, Thursday, August 8 at 12-noon ET. Speaking will be CAW ...


Jul 25, 2013, 09:59 ET CAW Applauds Call by Canadian Premiers for National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women

TORONTO/NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, July 25, 2013 /CNW/ - The CAW is lauding yesterday's announcement by Canadian Premiers to support the call for a national inquiry by the Native Women's Association of...


Jul 23, 2013, 12:25 ET CAW Calls for Renewed National Health Care Accord, in Advance of Thursday Rally in Niagara-on-the-Lake

TORONTO/NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, July 23, 2013 /CNW/ - The CAW is calling on all provincial and territorial premiers to press the federal government to reach a new agreement on health care. The existing...


Jul 21, 2013, 11:13 ET Workers at Coca-Cola Approve New Agreement

TORONTO, July 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Workers at Coca-Cola bottling in Brampton, Ontario have approved a new three-year deal by 83 per cent, officially ending a three-week long strike. "The real fight here...


Jul 19, 2013, 14:43 ET CAW Members at VIA Rail Approve New Deals

TORONTO, July 19, 2013 /CNW/ - CAW members at VIA Rail have voted to approve new agreements by a total of 86 per cent, during a series of meetings across the country spanning several weeks. The new...


Jul 18, 2013, 15:13 ET Media Advisory - CAW Reaches Deal with Coca-Cola, Ends Three Week Strike

TORONTO, July 18, 2013 /CNW/ - A tentative collective agreement was reached early this morning between the CAW and Coca Cola Refreshments, ending a three-week long strike. Workers at the Brampton...


Jul 15, 2013, 13:28 ET First CAW Contract for Pilots at Cargojet Airways

TORONTO, July 15, 2013 /CNW/ - Pilots at Cargojet Airways Ltd. have overwhelmingly ratified a first collective agreement between CAW and Cargojet. Cargojet Airways Ltd operates a fleet of Boeing 727, ...


Jul 12, 2013, 13:45 ET Media advisory - CAW Donates $25,000 to Red Cross in Support of Lac-Mégantic Victims

MONTREAL/ TORONTO, July 12, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Auto Workers union has donated $25,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to help support efforts in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec. The explosion which has left 50 ...


Jul 03, 2013, 13:15 ET Media Advisory - CAW ratifies new agreement with Loomis Express

TORONTO, July 3, 2013 /CNW/ - CAW members have ratified new 4-year collective bargaining agreements with Loomis Express, following a series of membership ratification meetings held over the past two...


Jun 27, 2013, 15:27 ET Multi-billion dollar Coke pushes precarious work on Canadian employees, forces labour dispute

TORONTO, June 27, 2013 /CNW/ - Workers at the Coca-Cola bottling facility in Brampton, Ontario were forced into a labour dispute early this morning after collective bargaining negotiations broke down ...


Jun 25, 2013, 10:45 ET Unsettled Immigrant Workers Find Themselves in Precarious Work Five Years After Mass Layoffs: Ryerson Study

TORONTO, June 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Older immigrant workers who have been laid off are falling through the cracks of Canada's employment system, with many of them ending up in temporary jobs with few...


Jun 25, 2013, 07:00 ET Media Advisory - Study to be unveiled on older immigrant workers in precarious work

TORONTO, June 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Findings from a Ryerson University study charting the job market experience of older immigrant workers after being laid off by an auto-parts plant in the Greater...


Jun 24, 2013, 14:20 ET Media Advisory - Study to be unveiled on older immigrant workers in precarious work

TORONTO, June 24, 2013 /CNW/ - Findings from a Ryerson University study charting the job market experience of older immigrant workers after being laid off by an auto-parts plant in the Greater...


Jun 14, 2013, 15:23 ET CAW National President Ken Lewenza Recognized with Honorary Doctor of Laws

WINDSOR/ TORONTO, June 14, 2013 /CNW/ - CAW National President Ken Lewenza has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws this afternoon at the University of Windsor. Lewenza was recognized with five...


Jun 14, 2013, 00:24 ET Media advisory - CAW Reaches Tentative Deal with VIA Rail, Avoids Labour Disruption

MONTREAL, June 13, 2013 /CNW/ - A tentative collective agreement has been reached between the CAW and VIA Rail this evening, following days of tense, round-the-clock negotiations in Montreal. "We're...


Jun 13, 2013, 18:31 ET CAW media advisory - Talks Ongoing at VIA, But Sides Still Far Apart

MONTREAL, June 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Contract talks between the CAW and VIA Rail are currently taking place in Montreal, but the sides are still far apart on a number of outstanding issues, the union says....


Jun 13, 2013, 08:47 ET Media advisory - VIA Rail Concession Demands Derail Contract Talks, CAW says

MONTREAL, June 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Major concessionary demands tabled by VIA Rail negotiators have effectively derailed talks for a new collective agreement with the CAW. "The company presented their...


Jun 10, 2013, 19:54 ET CAW Reaches Tentative National Agreement with Loomis Express (TransForce)

TORONTO, June 10, 2013 /CNW/ - A work stoppage by thousands of CAW members at Loomis Express has been narrowly averted after marathon bargaining talks led to a tentative agreement for a national...


Jun 06, 2013, 16:44 ET Conservative Bill a Deformation of Labour Relations, CAW Says

TORONTO, June 6, 2013 /CNW/ - New legislation proposed by Conservative backbencher Blaine Calkins would "grotesquely deform" labour relations in the federally-regulated sector of the economy,...


Jun 04, 2013, 11:16 ET CAW members at Loomis Express vote for strike as necessary

TORONTO, June 4, 2013 /CNW/ -CAW members working at Loomis Express delivery service have voted 98 per cent in favour of a strike, during a series of votes over the last two weeks. The CAW represents...