Say Goodbye to CLAC
You Deserve Real Representation
CAW members from The Village of Wentworth Heights, Hamilton, Ontario
Workers deserve representation from a strong democratic union - that's why workers have continued to contact us about leaving the Christian Labour Association of Canada in order to join to the CAW.
CAW represents over 20,000 health care members working in hospitals, nursing homes, retirement homes, health clinics, ambulance services and social services - we truly are the union for Health Care workers.
As a union, we understand the demands that health care workers face as employers continuously erode job security and workplace conditions, all the while increasing demands. We also recognize that the growth and dominance of for profit operators in this sector and their preference to place shareholder rights ahead of the workers and patients is having a grave impact. As workers, we are in this struggle together.
The CAW is committed to: -Lobbying for funding to strengthen and expand the public health system as well as protect public facilities and services against creeping privatization.
-Negotiating agreements that deliver real and consistent gains including training and improved safety measures on the job.
-Providing members with a real voice at work and in the union.
Free trade with the European Union is a bad idea for Canada
The Harper government's relentless push to sign a new Canada-EU free trade deal would undermine the rights of federal, provincial and municipal governments to manage public spending over goods and services; it would privatize public services like drinking water, prevent us from adopting strong measures to combat climate change and wipe out up to 150,000 Canadian jobs, among a long list of additional concerns. CAW President Ken Lewenza says: