The Constitution that will be presented to CAW and CEP members at the founding convention of Unifor is now available here. A copy of the Constitution and the Merger Agreement have been mailed to member locals.
Unifor will be a union built for workers. But it will also be a union for the unemployed and self-employed, a union for women and young workers – a union for everyone. That’s its strength.
The CAW and CEP is getting ready to combine forces and launch the name and logo of the new union. This will take place May 30 at 11 a.m. ET. Are you ready?
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In April and May, 2013, a total of 14 regional meetings were held across the country, in addition to one national telephone town hall.
Find out soon! The new name and logo will be unveiled on May 30 at 11 a.m. ET in Toronto. Make sure to tune it via the livestream. For the livestream url, please check back soon! If you haven’t already, be sure to sign up to have the new name and logo sent to you [...]
“These forums are an opportunity for our local leadership to learn more about the proposed structure and operation of the new union, so they can attend the founding convention with full knowledge and enthusiasm.”
Since the beginning of the year, six special Working Groups have been holding multiple meetings to develop a plan of action for the formation of the new union. These Working Groups have addressed several key areas: writing a constitution for the new union; developing a communications plan (including a new name); developing a strategy for new member organizing; planning for the integration of new union structures, staff, and offices; staff relations; and detailed preparations for the founding convention.
The two unions will be reporting and getting feedback on the New Union formation progress so far – particularly the efforts of the Organizing, Communications and the Constitution Working Groups. All local union presidents and unit chairs are being asked to attend. All CEP and CAW members are welcome to attend.
All in all, we received more than 5,300 replies in French and English . It is great to see such wide participation!
Before delegates arrive at the convention (to approve the union’s constitution and plan of action, and elect its first leaders), a tremendous amount of work must be completed. To this end, leaders of the CAW and CEP have established six specialized Working Groups.