Current News

CAW news stories are posted regularly, with most recent stories appearing at the top of the list. Postings are listed according to Eastern Standard Time (EST).


Talk About the Union Advantage
August 31, 2013 7:50 AM
CAW National President Ken Lewenza bid an emotional farewell to his beloved union today, urging delegates to the constitutional convention make sure their ...

CAW/ CEP Conventions Kick Off Today, New Union 'Unifor' Forms Saturday
August 30, 2013 8:45 AM
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...

Historic Convention to Create Largest Private-Sector Union gets Underway this Weekend
August 27, 2013 12:50 PM
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...

Keep telco jobs in Canada: Major rally this Friday against Verizon "takeover"
August 26, 2013 4:00 PM
Two of Canada's largest unions are planning a rally in Toronto this Friday to protest the Harper government's decision to allow U.S. telco giant Verizon to ...

CAW Makes Big Strides in Landmark Retail Contract
August 21, 2013 9:50 AM
Dominion supermarket workers in Newfoundland and Labrador have ratified a new three-year province-wide collective agreement that makes major wage and benefit ...

Union Angered with News of Impending Metro Supermarket Layoffs
August 16, 2013 12:45 PM
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 ...

Brinks Workers Ink Four-Year Deal
August 15, 2013 4:20 PM
Brinks workers across Ontario have ratified a new four-year deal that includes wage and benefit increases, improvements to job posting rules and vacation ...

New Leadership Team Proposed for Unifor
August 8, 2013 3:15 PM
With the Unifor Founding Convention only weeks away, the CAW and CEP have created a Unity Team that is being proposed to lead the new Canadian union...

CAW and CEP to hold press conference regarding future Unifor leadership
August 7, 2013 4:45 PM
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. ...

New Deal for Workers at Sunnyside Home
August 7, 2013 3:11 PM
CAW members working at Sunnyside Home in Waterloo, Ontario have reached a new collective agreement with the Region of Waterloo. The new agreement between the...

Unifor Founding Convention - Don't Miss a Thing!
August 7, 2013 2:48 PM
This Labour Day weekend, thousands of elected CAW and CEP delegates, along with staff and special guests will descend on Toronto to take part in the founding...

Unifest! We're celebrating the launch of Unifor!
August 1, 2013 1:49 PM
To celebrate the launch of Unifor this Labour Day weekend, the union is hosting a free public concert at Nathan Philips Square (100 Queen Street West) on Sunday...

CAW Applauds Call by Canadian Premiers for National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women
July 25, 2013 10:00 AM
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 Canada into the...

CAW Supports Ojibway Nation Cabin Build
July 24, 2013 2:35 PM
The CAW is proud to support Biimadasahwin, a grassroots indigenous cabin building project started by Darlene Necan and other women from the Ojibway Nation of...

CAW Calls for Renewed National Health Care Accord, in Advance of Thursday Rally in Niagara-on-the-Lake
July 24, 2013 10:45 AM
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 health care ...

Workers at First Nickel Approve New Agreement
July 24, 2013 10:00 AM
Workers at the First Nickel mine in Lockerby, Ontario approved a new four-year deal by 94 per cent at a ratification meeting on July 9. Workers at First Nickel...

Workers at Coca-Cola Approve New Agreement
July 21, 2013 5:00 PM
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. ...

CAW Members at VIA Rail Approve New Deals
July 19, 2013 5:00 PM
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...

CAW Reaches Deal with Coca-Cola, Ends Three Week Strike
July 18, 2013 2:30 PM
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 ...

Notice of Hearing Before the Financial Services Tribunal ("FST")
July 16, 2013 2:37 PM
There have been a number of former employees/retirees who have contacted the CAW-Canada concerning the Notice of hearing published by the Financial Services ...

First CAW Contract for Pilots at Cargojet Airways
July 15, 2013 1:25 PM
Pilots at Cargojet Airways Ltd. have overwhelmingly ratified a first collective agreement between CAW and Cargojet. Cargojet Airways Ltd operates a fleet of ...

CAW Donates $25,000 to Red Cross in Support of Lac-Mégantic Victims
July 12, 2013 4:00 PM
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 ...

First Agreement with Calm Air International
July 12, 2013 2:35 PM
A new three-year deal has been ratified by CAW Local 2245 members working at the Calm Air System Operations Communication Centre (SOCC) and Calm Air ...

Take a Stand for Medicare: Renew the Health Accord
July 12, 2013 2:00 PM
In 2014, the 10-year Health Accord that sets the terms for health care funding and priorities between the federal and provincial governments will expire...

Rethinking Child Care - Windsor Kitchen Table Conversations
July 11, 2013 11:15 AM
Workers in Windsor came together on June 6 to discuss the ill effects of Canada's inadequate child care system on struggling working class families...

New Campaign Calls for Stronger Regulation in Armoured Car Sector
July 11, 2013 9:45 AM
The CAW is launching a new, national campaign aimed at enhancing public safety, and the safety of workers, through better industry regulation of Canada's ...

Viola Pilkey Receives Oshawa Community Legends Award
July 11, 2013 9:30 AM
The City of Oshawa recognized former CAW Local 222 Family Auxiliary president Viola Pilkey for her lifetime of volunteer work and community activism by awarding...

Opportunity: Labour Beat Reporter Co-op Position
July 5, 2013 3:34 PM
In partnership with the CAW, rabble.ca has announced its second annual Labour Beat Co-op Placement. ...

CAW Ratifies New Agreement with Loomis Express
July 3, 2013 1:30 PM
CAW members have ratified new 4-year collective bargaining agreements with Loomis Express, following a series of membership ratification meetings held over the ...

CAW Supports Joint Call for Improved Staffing in Long-term Care Homes
July 2, 2013 12:30 PM
The CAW has joined with a coalition of unions, long-term care advocates, academics and for-profit care providers, in calling on the Ontario government to ...

Multi-billion Dollar Coke Pushes Precarious Work on Canadian Employees, Forces Labour Dispute
June 27, 2013 3:00 PM
Workers at the Coca-Cola bottling facility in Brampton, Ontario were forced into a labour dispute early this morning after collective bargaining negotiations ...

CAW Auto Plants, Products Recognized in Auto Quality Study
June 26, 2013 12:25 PM
CAW members working in Canadian auto plants are turning out top quality products according to the renowned J.D. Power Initial Quality Study...

Navistar Appeals Pension Ruling
June 26, 2013 12:20 PM
In April of this year Navistar Corporation announced they would appeal the decision of the Superintendent of Pensions that favoured CAW members who are ...

Annual Workers' Memorial Day - Sudbury
June 26, 2013 12:10 PM
On June 20, 1984 four miners lost their lives following a rockburst at Falconbridge Mine in Sudbury. Every year since that tragic workplace accident, Mine Mill ...

Atlantic Ferry Investment Secures Future Service and Jobs
June 26, 2013 11:50 AM
A new federal investment of nearly $13 million in the Woods Islands, P.E.I. - Caribou, Nova Scotia ferry service not only secures the future for the passenger ...

CAW Supports 'Not Myself Today' Campaign
June 26, 2013 10:45 AM
Each day, 500,000 Canadians do not come to work because of mental health issues," said Sari Sairanen, CAW National Health & Safety and Environment Director...

CAW Members Join Protest Against University Layoffs
June 26, 2013 10:30 AM
CAW members in Nova Scotia participated in a protest at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish following the announcement of layoffs and the elimination of...

Unsettled Immigrant Workers Find Themselves in Precarious Work Five Years After Mass Layoffs: Ryerson Study
June 25, 2013 1:40 PM
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 ...

Study to be Unveiled on Older Immigrant Workers in Precarious Work
June 24, 2013 2:15 PM
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 ...

University of Sudbury Workers Land New Three-Year Agreement
June 21, 2013 10:10 AM
Workers at the University of Sudbury ratified a new collective agreement on Tuesday June 18. The workers, members of CAW local 598, are administration......

New Deal for Members at Pratt & Whitney
June 20, 2013 2:30 PM
Workers at Pratt & Whitney Canada have ratified a new three year collective agreement on June 16. The workers, members of CAW local 510, manufacture and service...

CAW Statement on Aboriginal People's Day - June 21
June 20, 2013 8:45 AM
The CAW extends solidarity to Aboriginal Peoples this June 21 - the summer solstice that has, for centuries been recognized as a day to celebrate Aboriginal ...

Join Us for A Special E.I Teach-In!
June 18, 2013 3:15 PM
What's driving low-wage work in Canada? How does it affect all of us? Are there are alternatives? ...

Stand Up for Public Health Care!
June 17, 2013 2:21 PM
Premiers from across Canada are going to Niagara-on-the-Lake from July 24 to 25 to participate in the Council of the Federation meetings. This is a particularly...

CAW National President Ken Lewenza Recognized with Honorary Doctor of Laws
June 14, 2013 3:10 PM
CAW National President Ken Lewenza has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws this afternoon at the University of Windsor. ...

CAW Reaches Tentative Deal with VIA Rail and Avoids Labour Disruption
June 14, 2013 12:17 AM
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. ...

Talks Ongoing at VIA, But Sides Still Far Apart
June 13, 2013 7:06 PM
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......

VIA Rail Concession Demands Derail Contract Talks, CAW says
June 13, 2013 8:30 AM
Major concessionary demands tabled by VIA Rail negotiators have effectively derailed talks for a new collective agreement with the CAW...

CAW Reaches Tentative National Agreement with Loomis Express
June 10, 2013 8:00 PM
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...

Conservative Bill a Deformation of Labour Relations, CAW Says
June 6, 2013 4:00 PM
New legislation proposed by Conservative backbencher Blaine Calkins would "grotesquely deform" labour relations in the federally-regulated sector of the economy...

CAW Members at Loomis Express Vote for Strike as Necessary
June 4, 2013 11:15 AM
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...

CAW Issues Strike Notice at VIA Rail
June 3, 2013 5:15 PM
The CAW has issued a 72-hour strike notice to VIA Rail, notifying the company at a meeting this afternoon...

What is Unifor?
May 31, 2013 4:00 PM
Two great Canadian unions, the Canadian Auto Workers union and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers union are forming a new union with a modern...

CAW Mourns the Loss of Ornge Heroes
May 31, 2013 3:05 PM
Canadians awakened this morning to tragic news; in the early morning hours, an Ornge air ambulance helicopter went down en route from Moosonee to Attawapiskat...

CAW Mourns the Loss of Dr. Henry Morgentaler
May 30, 2013 9:28 PM
"It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of Dr. Henry Morgentaler," said CAW President Ken Lewenza. ...

Unifor: A Strong, New, Bold Union for Canadian Workers
May 30, 2013 11:45 AM
The new Canadian union being formed by the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union (CEP) and the Canadian Auto Workers union (CAW) will be named Unifor...

CAW Members Ratify New Deal at Autrans Canada
May 29, 2013 2:10 PM
CAW Local 2163 members have ratified a new four-year collective agreement with GM-supplier Autrans Canada that includes wage, benefit and vacation entitlement ...

Call for Nominations Twelve Canadians - Building a Better World From the Inside Out
May 29, 2013 9:50 AM
"Now and then - in the heart of a city, in a community hall, on a factory floor, on a plot of land, out in the woods, on the edge of a precious body of water ...

CAW and CEP to Launch Name and Logo for New Union - May 30
May 27, 2013 9:00 AM
CAW and CEP will unveil the name and logo of the new union at a special press event in Toronto on Thursday, May 30...

Call for Submissions: Welland Canal Workers' Historical Exhibit
May 22, 2013 4:30 PM
During the building of the Welland Canal from 1914-1932, 124 men tragically lost their lives while working in difficult and dangerous conditions. When the canal...

Flex-N-Gate Workers Ratify New Contract
May 22, 2013 4:10 PM
Flex-N-Gate workers in Windsor reached a three year collective agreement last Thursday. CAW Local 195 represents the 120 workers at the plant who make frame ...

Expansion at Hitachi Plant in Guelph
May 22, 2013 4:00 PM
The Hitachi truck plant in Guelph has completed an expansion that had the plant under construction for the past year. The expansion doubles the size of the ...

CAW Reaches New Deal for Workers at Trench Electric
May 22, 2013 3:50 PM
A new deal reached between Trench Electric and the CAW includes important gains for members. CAW Local 303 represents 178 workers making transformers at the ...

We're About to Launch
May 22, 2013 2:00 PM
The CAW and CEP are 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?...

International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia
May 17, 2013 8:30 AM
To many people, it may seem that sexual orientation and gender identity have become less of an issue in Canada. It is true that we have made significant gains...

Atlantic Canada Regional Leadership Conference
May 15, 2013 12:10 PM
More than 200 local union leaders from across Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI and Newfoundland & Labrador participated in the Atlantic Canada Regional ...

Take Action: Support Garment Workers in Bangladesh
May 14, 2013 10:00 AM
On April 24 an eight story building housing five textile factories collapsed in Bangladesh killing over 1,100 garment workers. With labour laws which require ...

Annual Retired Workers Conference - September 8-13
May 13, 2013 2:45 PM
The Retired Workers Conference is now accepting registrants for the popular annual event, held at the CAW Family Education Centre in Port Elgin, Ontario...

Local Content Rules Should be Expanded, not Scrapped, CAW says
May 10, 2013 5:10 PM
Governments should continue promoting the use Canadian-content, and other buy-local rules, to guide public purchases and direct investment, said CAW President...

New Jobs Boost No Help to High Youth Unemployment, says CAW President
May 10, 2013 12:00 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza is raising concerns that new jobs created are having no impact on tackling chronically high youth employment. Lewenza is responding to...

CAW Celebrates National Nursing Week
May 10, 2013 9:30 AM
In honour of National Nursing Week, the Canadian Auto Workers union (CAW) has re-committed efforts to support Canada's nurses and allied health care workers, ...

Federal Search and Rescue Funding Ignores Coast-Line Monitors, Union says
May 8, 2013 11:35 AM
Federal improvements to Canada's search and rescue capabilities announced recently by National Defence Minister Peter MacKay completely ignores the country's ...

CAW and Otesha Project Launch Cliff Pilkey Changemaker Bursary
May 6, 2013 10:00 AM
The Canadian Auto Workers union, in partnership with the Otesha Project, has officially launched a new $25,000 bursary program in honour of late CAW union ...

CAW and CEP Take New Union Plan on National Tour - May 6-16
May 3, 2013 4:30 PM
CAW and CEP leaders have taken the New Union Project on the road this month, in a lead up to the founding convention of the new Canadian national union over ...

Ontario Budget Should be Approved, say CAW and CEP
May 2, 2013 5:30 PM
The 2013-14 Ontario budget represents an important shift in emphasis by the provincial government, and will make a positive difference in the lives of many...

Upcoming Conferences - CAW Family Education Centre, Port Elgin, ON
May 2, 2013 4:15 PM
Here's a list of some upcoming conferences happening at the CAW Family Education Centre in Port Elgin, ON...

New Deal with GFL
May 2, 2013 3:00 PM
The CAW has ratified a new agreement with Green For Life Environmental, approving the new deal by 94 per cent. The vote took place on April 20...

Earth Week Climate Awareness Event Brings David Suzuki to Windsor, ON
May 2, 2013 12:30 PM
Progressive grass-roots environmental organizations joined with the CAW and other affiliated labour unions to host Dr. David Suzuki in Windsor, Ontario on April...

CAW Reaches New Deal for Toronto School Bus Drivers
May 1, 2013 2:30 PM
The CAW is raising concerns about worsening conditions for Toronto elementary and secondary school bus drivers as school bus provider Stock Transportation seeks...

Not an Individual Problem: Rethink Child Care
April 25, 2013 3:00 PM
The CAW has joined the campaign to engage members and the public in rethinking the way we collectively conceive of child care. The CAW is working with the ...

A Song for Electro-Motive Workers
April 25, 2013 11:10 AM
Local London, Ontario band Pete Denomme and the Cosmic Cowboys have recently written a great song in commemoration of the workers of Electro-Motive Diesel, who ...

CAW Members Vote to Approve Deal at St. Francis Xavier University
April 24, 2013 9:25 AM
Members of CAW Local 2107 voted 80 per cent in favour of a new agreement with St. Francis Xavier University, in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. The vote took place on ...

CAW Ratifies Contract at Jamieson Labs
April 24, 2013 9:00 AM
CAW Local 195 members in Windsor have voted in favour of a new four-year collective agreement that includes wage and benefit gains, among other improvements...

Crab Price Dispute Settled in Newfoundland
April 23, 2013 2:20 PM
The CAW/FFAW has reached a deal on crab pricing with the Association of Seafood Producers (ASP) that puts an end to a weeks-long dispute in the Province ...

CAW Members Ratify First Union Contract at TRW
April 22, 2013 12:30 PM
TRW auto parts workers in Tillsonburg, Ontario have voted 83.8% in favour of a first collective agreement that sees wages and benefits improve, two-tier pay...

CAW Security Officers Ratify First Contract with Casino Niagara and Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort
April 22, 2013 8:50 AM
Security officers ratified their first CAW collective agreement with Casino Niagara and Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort by 81 per cent. The vote took place at a...

Agreement with National Auto Radiator to End Lock Out
April 16, 2013 4:15 PM
The CAW has reached an agreement with National Auto Radiator to end the lock out of its workers. As part of the agreement, National Auto Radiator will resume ...

Register now! CAW Employment Insurance and CPP Conference
April 11, 2013 8:50 AM
The CAW will be running an Employment Insurance and CPP Conference from May 31 to June 2, 2013 at its Family Education Centre in Port Elgin, Ontario...

Thread of Life Founder Shares Story of Loss
April 9, 2013 4:20 PM
It was through her own experience of the loss of her son that Shirley Hickman came to found Threads of Life, an organization that helps other families who lose ...

Rain Barrels for Earth Day!
April 9, 2013 9:15 AM
On Earth Day, April 22 the CAW Durham Regional Environment Council (CAW D.R.E.C.) will host its fifth truckload sale of rain barrels from 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m ...

Rethinking Drug Coverage: Time for Universal Pharmacare
April 8, 2013 11:20 AM
The Canadian Health Coalition and Carlton University will host a conference May 24-25 in Ottawa on Universal Pharmacare and CAW local unions are being ...

CAW Boosts Médecins Sans Frontières Syrian Aid Work
April 6, 2013 3:37 PM
A financial contribution of $50,000 made by CAW has boosted global humanitarian relief organization Médecins Sans Frontières work in warn-torn Syria......

CAW Cements Support for Rand Formula, Union Awareness Campaign
April 6, 2013 3:00 PM
The right for unions to exist was a hard won victory, one that could come under threat in the months and years to come in several jurisdictions across the......

Barrage of New NAFTA-style Trade Deals Won't Benefit Workers
April 5, 2013 5:15 PM
CAW Council delegates unanimously endorsed a recommendation to continue opposing a raft of new free trade agreements currently being negotiated......

Council Throws Support Behind Passenger Rail Campaign
April 5, 2013 5:00 PM
CAW Council delegates voted unanimously in favour of supporting a national campaign to stop further government cutbacks to VIA Rail......

New Union Update
April 5, 2013 2:40 PM
"Here we are filled with hope and filled with desire," an emotional CAW Secretary-Treasurer Peter Kennedy told hundreds of CAW Council delegates following a...

Political Advocacy Core to Collective Bargaining Successes
April 5, 2013 2:10 PM
In his opening address to the CAW Council on April 5, CAW National President Ken Lewenza spoke to the need to be politically engaged to make progress for worker...

Government Austerity Schemes Continue to Fail Workers, CAW President says
April 5, 2013 11:38 AM
In his wide-ranging opening address today to the union's parliamentary body, CAW President Ken Lewenza emphatically called governments to task for failed...

New Union Formation Tops Agenda for CAW Council This Weekend
April 4, 2013 1:50 PM
More than 600 CAW elected workplace and local union leaders from across the country will gather in Port Elgin, Ontario this weekend for the union's council ...

Navistar's Appeal of Pension Ruling Shameful, CAW says
April 3, 2013 4:10 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza said he is outraged to learn that Navistar Corporation is appealing a recent Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) decision ...

CAW Applauds Law Commission Report, Urges Province to Act
April 3, 2013 11:30 AM
The Canadian Auto Workers union is applauding the Law Commission of Ontario's landmark report released today. The report aims to address the issue of rising ...

CAW Reaches Tentative Agreement with Dynamex
April 2, 2013 3:45 PM
The Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW) has reached and signed a tentative agreement with Dynamex, a division of Montreal-based transportation conglomerate...

Overwhelming Agreement at General Dynamics in London, Ontario
March 28, 2013 12:30 PM
CAW Local 27 members who work at General Dynamics Lands Systems in London, Ontario have voted 86 per cent in favour of a new three-year agreement that includes ...

Innovative CAW Apprenticeship Board Game Takes Off
March 26, 2013 11:45 AM
An innovative board game originally developed by the CAW to encourage young people to consider a career in the skilled trades will become a prominent fixture ...

CAW Owned and Operated Wind Turbine Begins Operation in Port Elgin, Ontario
March 25, 2013 2:45 PM
A CAW owned and operated wind turbine started operating today generating clean wind energy to the electrical grid in Port Elgin, Ontario. This is an important ...

Manufacturing Supports a Step Forward, but Full National Strategy Needed, CAW urges
March 21, 2013 5:30 PM
Billions in new federal supports for Canadian industry is a partial, but important, step forward in assisting the country's embattled manufacturing sector, said...

Take Part in Earth Hour!
March 21, 2013 3:45 PM
Earth Hour will take place on Saturday, March 23 2013 at 8:30 p.m. - local time. Earth Hour is the single, largest, symbolic mass participation event in the wo...

Federal Budget Must Focus on Job Creation, Not More Cutbacks, CAW Cautions
March 20, 2013 11:20 AM
The CAW is calling on federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty to focus on job creation, not more spending cutbacks in his 2013 budget, to be unveiled tomorrow...

New investment at General Electric Great News for Peterborough Workers
March 19, 2013 4:15 PM
A new CAW collective agreement at General Electric includes a significant investment in the company's Peterborough, Ontario facility that will be used to ...

CAW Wins Representation Vote at United Airlines
March 19, 2013 9:45 AM
The CAW is welcoming 44 new members from the former Continental Airlines following a representation vote that affected customer service agents at Toronto's ...

New Trade Bulletin Challenges WTO Decision to Gut Local Green Job Policy
March 19, 2013 9:25 AM
A coalition of labour unions, students and Canadian NGOs have produced the first in a new series of trade-related information bulletins, opposing a recent World...

Austerity Harming Ontario Economy, CCPA Report Finds
March 18, 2013 4:30 PM
Ontario's economy was slowed by the province's experiment with austerity in 2012 and a new course of action is needed, a Canadian Centre for Policy Alternative ...

CAW, CUPE and IAMAW Joint Statement on Pension Relief for Air Canada
March 15, 2013 3:55 PM
The following is a joint statement issued by the CAW, CUPE and IAMAW unions on the federal government's recently announced pension relief support for Air Canada...

CAW Bargaining Committees Prepare for Negotiations with Brinks
March 14, 2013 3:15 PM
CAW leadership from across Ontario representing over 1,000 workers employed in the armored car industry by Brinks Canada met in Toronto March 7-10 to prepare ...

Sunwing Pilots Ratify First Agreement with CAW
March 11, 2013 1:45 PM
Pilots at Sunwing Airlines have ratified a first collective agreement with CAW by a margin of 78 per cent...

CAW Kicks Off Early Contract Talks with General Motors/CAMI
March 11, 2013 10:15 AM
The Canadian Auto Workers union today kicks off negotiations with General Motors for a new contract at the company's CAMI assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ontario...

FSCO Decision a Major Victory for Hundreds of former Navistar Workers in Chatham, Ontario
March 8, 2013 12:25 PM
A recent decision by the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) is a major victory for more than 800 former Navistar workers seeking a just decision on...

Investment in CAMI-GM Ingersoll a Boost for Industry and Community
March 8, 2013 11:15 AM
The CAW is applauding the announcement by General Motors this morning to invest $250 million in its CAMI facility, in Ingersoll, Ontario...

Governments ignore underlying job market fractures at own peril, CAW says
March 8, 2013 11:00 AM
Canada turned out 51,000 new jobs in February and more people are actively seeking work, but governments across the country are ignoring the underlying spread ...

CAW Members Ratify First Contract at LaHave Manor
March 8, 2013 10:35 AM
CAW members at LaHave Manor near Bridgewater have unanimously ratified a new three-year collective agreement that provides strong wage increases and premium pay...

New Canadian union will be a voice for working women, says CAW and CEP
March 7, 2013 10:00 AM
The new Canadian union being created by the Canadian Auto Workers union (CAW) and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union (CEP) will be a force for...

CAW President Meets Harper on Future of Auto Industry
March 6, 2013 2:00 PM
CAW National President Ken Lewenza met with Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Parliament Hill Tuesday to discuss issues facing Canada's auto industry...

CAW Debuts Innovative Workplace Program at the United Nations to Tackle Domestic Violence
March 6, 2013 10:00 AM
The CAW will be presenting its pioneering Women's Advocate program that helps women suffering from domestic violence seek help, while at work, at an event part ...

Strong Agreement at Hitachi Truck in Guelph, Ontario
March 5, 2013 4:35 PM
CAW Local 1917 members have overwhelmingly ratified a new three-year collective agreement with Hitachi Truck...

CAW Women Take the Stage at the ILO, United Nations
March 1, 2013 2:10 PM
The 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW57) will take place at United Nations headquarters in New York from March 4-15, 2013, and once ...

Save Our Services: March 4 Health Care Rallies
February 27, 2013 3:50 PM
A day of action to save quality, public health services in Ontario is planned for communities across the province on Monday, March 4...

New Study Highlights Alarming Rise of Precarious Jobs in Toronto, Hamilton
February 27, 2013 3:20 PM
One-half of workers in the Greater Toronto Area and Hamilton work in a precarious job or jobs that are unstable, according to a new study released by the United...

CAW National Young Workers Conference - May 3-5
February 27, 2013 3:10 PM
Registration is now open for the 2013 CAW National Young Workers Conference entitled Charting Our Course: Developing a Young Workers Agenda for the New Union...

Federal Study Eyes Stronger, Sustainable Auto Policies in Canada
February 27, 2013 10:05 AM
The federal government it is commissioning a five-year research initiative of Canada's auto manufacturing sector that will examine and strengthen research and ...

Ratification at Toronto Terminal Railways
February 27, 2013 9:20 AM
CAW Local 4003 members who work at Toronto Terminal Railways have voted 63 per cent in support of a new three-year collective agreement that includes wage and ...

CAW Pushes for Decision on Pension Plan at Navistar, Expected Early March
February 21, 2013 10:33 AM
The Financial Services Commission of Ontario will soon issue a much anticipated decision on the wind-up of the Navistar pension plan, more than three and a half...

New Agreement at Syncreon in Oshawa, Ontario
February 20, 2013 11:38 AM
CAW Local 222 members who work at the Syncreon Supplier Park inside the General Motors Autoplex in Oshawa, Ontario have ratified a new four-year agreement that...

CALM Conference in Edmonton - May 23-25, 2013
February 20, 2013 9:30 AM
The Canadian Association of Labour Media's annual conference is just around the corner. It's a great opportunity for training, networking, and strategizing with...

New Agreement Overwhelmingly Ratified at General Electric Facilities in Ontario
February 19, 2013 5:00 PM
CAW members who work at General Electric facilities in Peterborough, Toronto, Arnprior and Burlington/Stoney Creek, Ontario have overwhelmingly approved a new...

Union Solidarity at the University of Manitoba
February 18, 2013 1:41 PM
Six unions operating on the University of Manitoba campus united recently with one voice to speak out against the actions of university administration....

Mexico Days of Action: February 18-24
February 14, 2013 2:15 PM
The CAW is joining with other affiliates of the IndustriAll Global Union, representing 50 million workers in 140 countries, in the Global Days of Action for ...

New Union Convention Preparations Underway
February 13, 2013 3:30 PM
The project to form a new Canadian union is off to a very busy start in 2013. The clock is ticking: The new union's founding convention will be held August 30 ...

CLC Political Action Conference: March 22 to 24
February 13, 2013 1:55 PM
The Canadian Labour Congress is holding a Political Action Conference March 22 to 24 for labour activists determined to make change and connect with a diverse ...

New Agreement at Nyrstar Myra Falls Mine in British Columbia
February 13, 2013 1:45 PM
After four months of negotiations, the 240 members of CAW Local 3019 have ratified a new collective agreement that resists concessions and provides wage ...

CAW Announces Tentative Agreement for Sunwing Pilots
February 8, 2013 1:00 PM
Today the CAW reached its first tentative agreement with Sunwing Airlines. CAW Local 7378 represents over 150 professional airline pilots at Sunwing....

Idle No More Trail of Fire March to Citadel Hill in Halifax, Nova Scotia
February 7, 2013 4:10 PM
It was a bitter cold morning here in Halifax when Les Holloway, CAW Atlantic Area Director, Karl Risser President of CAW/MWF Local 1 and I, (David Ladouceur...

New Agreement Ratified at Coast Mountain Bus in Vancouver
February 7, 2013 3:50 PM
CAW Local 111 and 2200 members have ratified with an 88 per cent vote a new three-year no-concessions collective agreement with the Coast Mountain Bus Company, ...

One Billion Rising - February 14
February 7, 2013 11:20 AM
The CAW is throwing its support behind One Billion Rising, a Valentine's Day initiative to shed light on violence against women and girls globally. February 14 ...

CAW Local 598 Members Ratify New Agreement at Xstrata
February 4, 2013 3:00 PM
CAW/Mine Mill Local 598 members who work at Xstrata Nickel in Sudbury, Ontario have overwhelmingly ratified a new collective agreement that provides wage ...

CAW Locals 111 & 2200 Reach New Agreement with Coast Mountain Bus Company
January 30, 2013 4:15 PM
Metro Vancouver's two major transit union locals, CAW Locals 111 and 2200, have reached a tentative three-year collective agreement with the Coast Mountain Bus ...

CAW Members Rally Outside Ontario Liberal Leadership Convention
January 28, 2013 12:45 PM
CAW members came from across Ontario to take part in the rally and protest outside the Ontario Liberal leadership convention...

Local 333 Members Vote in Favour of New Agreement at BC Transit
January 25, 2013 3:50 PM
CAW Local 333 members who work for BC Transit in the Greater Victoria area have overwhelmingly ratified a new agreement. Workers voted 93 per cent in support of...

Nortel Mediation Ends in Failure, Pensioners Pay the Price of Bondholder Greed, says CAW
January 25, 2013 8:40 AM
The CAW is expressing outrage at the collapse of mediation efforts over the distribution of Nortel's remaining assets. CAW National President Ken Lewenza said ...

New Deal at Boeing in Winnipeg
January 24, 2013 12:30 PM
CAW Local 2169 members at Boeing Aerospace have ratified a new agreement by 87 per cent. The new deal was reached on January 18 and ratified on January 20...

CAW to Continue Fighting Against the Greyhound Cuts to Routes in B.C.
January 23, 2013 4:30 PM
CAW Local 114 is continuing their efforts to convince the Minister of Transportation Mary Polak to reverse the decision by the Passenger Transportation Board ...

CAW Miners in British Columbia Ratify Agreement
January 17, 2013 3:25 PM
After more than four months of negotiations, the 470 members of Canadian Auto Workers Local 3018 have ratified a new collective agreement...

CAW Local 333 Reaches Tentative Agreement with BC Transit
January 17, 2013 2:30 PM
CAW Local 333, representing 650 transit drivers, mechanics and skilled trades workers in Greater Victoria, British Columbia, has reached a tentative agreement ...

We Want to Hear From You: New Union Survey!
January 8, 2013 10:05 AM
Do you have some ideas for the new union? Some thoughts on a new name, logo, possible colours, etc? Now is the time to share them!...

Federal Automotive Innovation Fund a Step in the Right Direction, CAW says
January 7, 2013 2:45 PM
The Canadian Auto Workers union has reacted positively to the federal government's renewal of the Automotive Innovation Fund, which will provide $250 million in...

CAW Members at Aeroplan Ratify New Three-Year Deal
December 21, 2012 11:30 AM
CAW Local 2002 members who work at Aeroplan in Montreal and Vancouver have ratified a new three-year collective agreement...

Sunwing Pilots File for Conciliation to Set Strike Deadline
December 20, 2012 4:35 PM
CAW Local 7378, representing Sunwing Airline's approximately 160 professional pilots based across Canada, is filing for conciliation and the establishment of a ...

GM Must Replace Lost Camaro Production on a One-to-One Basis, says CAW
December 19, 2012 2:00 PM
The CAW is reacting in anger and frustration at the leaked announcement by General Motors that the company will allocate the next generation of Camaro to its ...

Campaign for Democratic and Economic Rights
December 17, 2012 3:45 PM
The Ontario Federation of Labour and community allies have launched a campaign to defend democratic and economic rights in the province. The campaign will bring...

Negotiate First Nations Treaty Rights, Labour Leaders Urge, in Support of Chief Theresa Spence
December 17, 2012 11:30 AM
Two of the country's largest private sector unions are calling on the federal government to meet with Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence immediately, leading ...

Speak Out Against Union Busting "Right to Work" Proposals
December 10, 2012 4:35 PM
CAW locals and activists must fight back against proposals for union busting "right-to-work" laws in several Canadian jurisdictions that threaten to undermine ...

Improving Health and Safety an Important Force in Organizing
December 10, 2012 4:30 PM
Health and safety concerns were a major driver of the unionization effort at her workplace, this year's Bud Jimmerfield award winner Susan Markus told CAW ...

Fighting Back Against Bill C-377
December 13, 2012 3:30 PM
Delegates slammed the Conservative government's attack on the labour movement through Bill C-377, which imposes enormous administrative burdens on national ...

Auto Campaign Continues into New Year
December 10, 2012 2:45 PM
The Re-think Canada's Auto Industry campaign, kicked off in April, will continue into the New Year with renewed objectives...

Support for Food Banks and Women's Shelters
December 10, 2012 2:30 PM
CAW Council delegates endorsed donations to support 46 food banks across Canada in December and for 50 women's shelters across Canada in March...

Plentiful Harvest Food Rescue Program
December 10, 2012 2:25 PM
A recently established food rescue program in Windsor-Essex, Ontario called Plentiful Harvest is helping to reduce hunger in the community by saving and ...

Sheila North-Wilson Calls for Justice for Aboriginal Women and their Families
December 10, 2012 12:00 PM
Outspoken advocate and chief communications officer for the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Sheila North-Wilson urged CAW delegates to push for justice and equal ...

NHLPA Executive Director Don Fehr Attends CAW Council
December 8, 2012 4:00 PM
The solution to the extended lock-out by NHL owners is to keep working at the bargaining process to "hopefully find a way through the thicket of issues," NHLPA ...

CAW President Urges Union Members to get Involved in Mobilization, Organizing Efforts
December 7, 2012 4:20 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza gave a wide ranging address to CAW Council Friday morning, calling on delegates to enter the new union next fall with renewed ...

Austerity a False Solution to Economic Crisis
December 7, 2012 4:05 PM
Right wing governments calling for increased austerity are proposing a false solution to the economic crisis - a false solution that will unjustly tighten the...

CAW Congratulates National President on Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal
December 7, 2012 1:45 PM
In a surprise visit from Windsor- Tecumseh MP Joe Comartin, CAW National President Ken Lewenza was awarded today with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee ...

December 10th - International Human Rights Day
December 7, 2012 11:45 AM
The landmark document; U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognizes human rights are not the preserve of any one nation, or race, or gender but an ...

Job Creation Strategies Must Tackle Youth Unemployment, says CAW President
December 7, 2012 10:30 AM
CAW President Ken Lewenza is calling the drop in youth unemployment a positive sign, but urged government to prioritize tackling chronic joblessness among young...

CAW Delegates Converge in Toronto for Weekend Long Council Meeting
December 6, 2012 3:50 PM
CAW members from across Canada will meet in downtown Toronto at the Sheraton Centre this weekend to discuss and debate current issues facing the union, for the ...

Unions to Target Conservative MPs with Narrow Election Wins Over Coast Guard Closures
December 6, 2012 3:45 PM
Poll shows cuts to Canadian Coast Guard could cost Conservative cabinet minister John Duncan his seat in Vancouver Island North; voters strongly oppose planned ...

December 6 Coalition Calls for National Action on Violence against Women
December 6, 2012 8:55 AM
On the National Day of Remembrance and Action, a coalition of women's groups, shelters and labour organizations is urging the federal government to take ...

CAW Statement on "The International Day of Persons with Disabilities" December 3, 2012
December 4, 2012 4:15 PM
Working people understand that we don't live in a fair society and this lack of fairness extends to our workplaces as well. Discrimination based on disabilities...

Canadian Activist and Former Senate Page Brigette DePape joins CAW Campaign to Stop Greyhound's Proposal to cut 2.2 Million Miles of Service to B.C.
December 4, 2012 1:45 PM
Brigette DePape has joined the Canadian Auto Workers union (CAW) campaign to Stop Greyhound's application to cut service on Vancouver Island and the B.C....

Canadian Unions Call for a Sustained Final Push to Meet 2015 MDG & HIV Goals
December 3, 2012 10:00 AM
On the occasion of World AIDS Day 2012, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), calls on governments across the globe to mount a final push in the next 1,000 days ...

CAW Strongly Urges Ontario and Federal Governments to Keep GM Shares
November 30, 2012 4:00 PM
The CAW is strongly urging the Ontario and federal governments to hold onto its shares of General Motors and not sell them for any short term fiscal or politica...

New Agreement at Irving Shipyards in Halifax, Nova Scotia
November 29, 2012 2:55 PM
CAW/Marine Workers Federation Local 1 members at the Halifax shipyard voted 70 per cent in favour of a new collective agreement on November 28, which provides ...

CAW Welcomes Aerospace Review, Urges Federal Government to Implement Recommendations
November 29, 2012 2:00 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza is lauding the report of the Review of Aerospace and Space Programs and Policies, released today in Ottawa...

Retail Workers Win the Day - City Council Votes in Favour of Maintaining Statutory Holidays - Industrial Jobs Recognized as Priority in Two Other Key Votes
November 29, 2012 9:15 AM
In a vote closely watched by thousands of retail workers across the city, Toronto City Council voted in favour of keeping stores closed on statutory holidays...

On December 6 - We Remember and We Fight for Justice and Change with Aboriginal Women
November 26, 2012 2:50 PM
Canada has a shameful history of its treatment of aboriginal women and the lack of concern for their lives and well-being...

Workers Look to Premiers for Much-Needed Good Job Creation
November 23, 2012 9:30 AM
Premiers must seize the opportunity to discuss ways to create good value-added jobs and improve the Canadian economy today at the Council of the Federation meet...

CAW Grieves the Passing of Labour and Political Icon Cliff Pilkey
November 21, 2012 2:30 PM
CAW leadership and membership across the country are grieving the passing of former CAW Local 222 President and OFL President Cliff Pilkey on Saturday, November...

CAW Reaches New Agreement at Auto Parts Maker Wescast
November 21, 2012 2:10 PM
CAW Local 504 members have voted 98 per cent in favour of a new collective agreement with auto parts maker Wescast Industries in Strathroy, Ontario, ending a ...

CAW and CEP Urge Federal Government to Appeal WTO Ruling Against the Green Energy Act
November 19, 2012 2:16 PM
The CAW and CEP are voicing their opposition to the WTO ruling siding with the European Union and Japan's complaint against Ontario's Green Energy Act and is ur...

New Canadian Research on Occupational Causes of Breast Cancer Point to Urgent Need for Increased Regulation and Action
November 19, 2012 10:38 AM
The CAW is deeply troubled by the latest findings on the occupational causes of breast cancer among Canadian women and is calling for regulatory changes and inc...

CAW Outraged by Navistar's Attempt to have Class Action Suit Dismissed
November 13, 2012 3:30 PM
The CAW is expressing anger at the motion by heavy truck manufacturer Navistar to have the individual workers' class action law suit against the company dismiss...

New Union Founding Convention Slated for Toronto, Labour Day Weekend 2013
November 12, 2012 1:55 PM
CAW-CEP Proposal Committee has decided that the founding convention for the new union will take place the weekend leading into Labour Day 2013 -starting on...

On the Beat: New CAW-rabble.ca Labour Reporter
November 12, 2012 12:15 PM
Nearly three dozen aspiring labour reporters applied, whittled down to a short list of five and eventually a candidate was chosen for the rabble.ca/ CAW Labour ...

Victory for Local 252 Members Campaigning to Protect Jobs
November 12, 2012 12:05 PM
A rezoning application which threatened the future of more than 500 jobs at the Nestle plant in west end Toronto has been rejected by a key City of Toronto ...

Transportation Workers Set Global Agenda in Toronto
November 9, 2012 9:50 AM
The International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) will be meeting in downtown Toronto next week to set the global agenda for transportation worker unions ...

Toronto Retail Workers Closer to Winning Back Stat Holidays
November 9, 2012 9:40 AM
Toronto retail workers are one step closer to winning back their statutory holidays after councillors passed a motion recommending the City exclude eight of ...

Toronto Retail Workers Call on City Hall to Save Stat Holidays
November 7, 2012 1:45 PM
Retail workers from across Toronto will call on city councillors to scrap a proposal to eliminate statutory holidays during a committee meeting tomorrow...

Lear Workers Approve New Contract
November 6, 2012 2:55 PM
CAW members at Lear Seating in Whitby, Ontario have ratified a new collective agreement by 78 per cent at a November 4 meeting. Production workers approved ...

Deny Greyhound Proposal for B.C. Service Cuts, CAW Urges
November 5, 2012 2:15 PM
The Canadian Auto Workers union (CAW) has submitted a proposal to the Passenger Transportation Board (PTB) urging denial of Greyhound's application to cut ...

Coast Guard Service Cuts Dangerous, Marine Communicators Say
November 2, 2012 4:00 PM
A CAW delegation representing 350 Marine Communications and Traffic Service officers from across Canada will outline the dangers to marine safety from Coast ...

Jazz CSA/ACS: Looking for Efficiencies at Workers' Expense
November 2, 2012 9:40 AM
On October 29-31, 2012 in Toronto, the Jazz Customer and Aircraft Services (CSA/ACS) bargaining committee met with representatives from the company to open ...

Redirect Oil Subsidies to New Green Economy, Young Activists say
October 31, 2012 9:25 AM
Dozens of young CAW members and other union activists from across Canada joined in a national call to end government tax subsidies to the fossil fuel industry ...

CAW Volunteers Help Naturalize Red Brush Park in Mississauga, Ontario
October 30, 2012 10:05 AM
More than 230 volunteers, including volunteers from CAW Local 1285 and from businesses around the Pearson Eco-Business Zone, came together October 20 for the...

Jenny Ahn: Race Relations Award Winner
October 30, 2012 10:00 AM
Jenny Ahn, CAW Director of Membership Mobilization and Political Action, is a 2012 Urban Alliance on Race Relations award winner...

CAW Reaches Tentative Agreement with Lear Whitby
October 29, 2012 10:45 PM
The CAW reached a tentative agreement with Lear Whitby late this evening, ending a two-day long strike.The strike shut down General Motors' Oshawa...

CAW Membership Ratify First Collective Agreement with Algoma Great Lakes Shipping Inc.
October 29, 2012 2:45 PM
CAW Local 4401 members have ratified their first collective agreement with Algoma Great Lakes Shipping Inc. after voting 85% in favour of the contract...

CAW on Strike at Lear Whitby
October 29, 2012 9:00 AM
The CAW is on strike at Lear Whitby as of midnight tonight, after negotiations broke down late at night between the two sides over demands for deep concessions...

CAW on Strike at Engine Supplier Wescast in Strathroy
October 27, 2012 7:00 PM
CAW members at Wescast Industries are on the picket line, out on strike since early this morning. ...

Negotiations Between CAW and Lear Whitby Stall, Strike Deadline Looms
October 27, 2012 6:00 PM
Negotiations at Lear Whitby have slowly ground to a halt with the company demanding deep concessions for its workforce, says the CAW. The concessions would...

CAW Questions Lay-offs and Cutbacks in Opening Negotiations with VIA Rail
October 26, 2012 3:30 PM
CAW opened negotiations with VIA Rail this afternoon in Montreal, raising concerns about recent lay-offs and route cuts...

Young CAW Members Bring Call for Climate Justice to Ottawa: Power Shift 2012
October 26, 2012 12:45 PM
CAW members from across the country are trekking to Ottawa today to join over 1000 young Canadians at Power Shift 2012, a four-day national youth-led education ...

CAW Opens Negotiations with VIA Rail
October 26, 2012 10:00 AM
The CAW is opening negotiations with VIA Rail this afternoon in downtown Montreal. CAW President Ken Lewenza will be in attendance to lead the talks...

Plan to Revitalize Ontario Northland Unveiled
October 25, 2012 3:50 PM
The Association representing unionized employees at Ontario Northland Transportation Commission has developed a plan to revitalize the company and create new ...

ITF General Secretary David Cockroft to Retire
October 25, 2012 3:10 PM
The General Secretary of the International Transport Workers' Federation will retire at the end of May 2013 when he reaches the age of 60...

CAW and CEP Take Part in Northern Gateway Pipeline Protests in BC
October 24, 2012 3:40 PM
CAW members in British Columbia joined with other trade union activists and protestors from across the province recently to speak out against the proposed North...

CETA Could Wipe Out Thousands of Jobs in Nova Scotia, says CCPA Study
October 24, 2012 3:00 PM
A highly controversial free trade deal between Canada and the European Union could wipe out thousands of jobs in the province of Nova Scotia, according to a new...

Nestle Workers ask Toronto to Stop Rezoning
October 24, 2012 2:00 PM
Nestle workers, represented by CAW Local 252, are reaching out into the community to warn of possible problems on the horizon related to the rezoning of the ...

New Agreement at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario
October 23, 2012 9:30 AM
CAW Local 555 members at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario have ratified a four- year collective agreement with 85 per cent voting in favour of the new ...

CAW Local 2216 President Appointed to Nova Scotia WCB Board of Directors
October 19, 2012 2:00 PM
CAW Local 2216 President Dean Tupper has been appointed as a worker representative to the Nova Scotia Workers' Compensation Board of Directors...

CAW-CEP Urge Feds, Ontario to Protect Green Jobs Program
October 19, 2012 10:00 AM
CAW President Ken Lewenza and CEP President Dave Coles have issued the following joint statement in response to recent reports that the World Trade Organization...

CAW President Reacts to Resignation of Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty
October 16, 2012 10:30 PM
CAW National President Ken Lewenza is reacting in surprise to the sudden resignation of Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty. Lewenza commended McGuinty on his work ...

CEP Votes in Favour of New Union
October 15, 2012 1:00 PM
CEP, CAW to Now Move Forward with Forming Largest Private Sector Union in Canada. CEP local union leaders and members taking part in the union's convention ...

Bridgewater Area Care Workers Join CAW
October 12, 2012 2:05 PM
Long term care workers at LaHave Manor near Bridgewater, Nova Scotia have joined the CAW - one of Canada's largest and most influential labour unions with ...

Nation-Wide Call to Stop the Cuts at VIA Rail
October 11, 2012 3:15 PM
CAW members at VIA Rail are taking part in a nation-wide leaflet campaign this week, urging an end to the cuts at VIA. Passengers are also being urged to join ...

MCTS Station Closures a Major Safety Risk
October 11, 2012 2:26 PM
Closing Vancouver's Marine Communications and Traffic Service centre will endanger both the environment and lives in Canada's busiest port, said Allan Hughes...

Rising Unemployment Further Proves Need for National Jobs Strategy
October 10, 2012 2:10 PM
Canada's economy is failing to churn out enough new jobs to keep pace with the rate of job loss and unrelenting joblessness, said CAW National President Ken ...

CAW Statement on World Day for Decent Work 2012
October 10, 2012 9:20 AM
The following is a statement issued by CAW President Ken Lewenza on the World Day for Decent Work: Since 2008, the international labour movement has ...

Bud Jimmerfield Award 2012
October 4, 2012 2:30 PM
Nominations for the 2012 Bud Jimmerfield Award for outstanding contributions in health, safety, the environment or workers' compensation are being sought...

CAW Local 112 Members at CUSCO Fabricators Ratify First Collective Agreement
October 3, 2012 3:55 PM
CAW Local 112 members at newly organized CUSCO Fabricators in Richmond Hill have voted 83 per cent in favour of a first collective agreement. Contract talks ...

CAW Sets Sights on National Auto Policy as Chrysler Deal Ratifies
September 30, 2012 7:00 PM
CAW members at Chrysler have approved a new collective agreement by a margin of 90 per cent. ...

CAW Shop Floor Leadership Endorse Tentative Agreement with Chrysler
September 28, 2012 11:30 AM
CAW shop floor leadership from Chrysler workplaces in Windsor, Brampton and Etobicoke unanimously endorsed a new four-year collective agreement at a meeting...

Canadian GM Workers Approve New Deal
September 27, 2012 7:00 PM
CAW members at General Motors have approved a new collective agreement by 73 per cent. Voting took place at a series of ratification meetings Wednesday and...

CAW Reaches Tentative Agreement with Chrysler Canada
September 27, 2012 8:50 AM
CAW negotiators have reached a new four-year tentative agreement with Chrysler Canada, which follows the same key economic features as the pattern agreements ...

Major Unions Endorse Mass Sit-in to Defend Canada's West Coast From Tar Sands Pipelines and Tankers
September 26, 2012 3:30 PM
Today, the Communications Energy and Paperworkers Union (CEP), the Canadian Autoworkers Union (CAW), the BC Teachers' Federation, the United Fishermen and ...

CAW Reaches First Agreement with Algoma Great Lakes Shipping Inc.
September 26, 2012 9:30 AM
The CAW has reached a first tentative agreement with Algoma Great Lakes Shipping Inc. CAW Local 4401 represents more than 350 unlicensed seafarers sailing on...

CAW Shop Floor Leadership at GM Endorse Tentative Agreement
September 25, 2012 12:35 PM
CAW shop floor leadership from across the General Motors chain today endorsed a new four-year collective agreement by a margin of 99 per cent. The tentative ...

Powering Up: Food for the Future
September 25, 2012 9:15 AM
Food Secure Canada will hold its 7th National Assembly in Edmonton, Alberta from November 1 to 4 bringing together a national network of people and organization...

Canadian Ford Workers Approve New Deal
September 23, 2012 4:00 PM
CAW members at Ford have approved a new collective agreement by 82 per cent. Voting took place at a series of ratification meetings Saturday and Sunday in...

A message to CEP Local 52-A members at the Catholic School Board in Edmonton
September 21, 2012 3:10 PM
To the Edmonton Catholic Schools support staff, currently on strike - I'm sending you a message of solidarity on behalf of the 193,000 CAW members across the...

CAW In-Plant Leadership Endorse New Ford Agreement
September 21, 2012 11:40 AM
CAW in-plant leadership across the Ford chain have today unanimously endorsed a new, four-year collective agreement that aims to control fixed costs while ...

CAW Reaches Tentative Agreement with General Motors
September 20, 2012 11:35 PM
CAW negotiators have reached a new four-year tentative agreement with General Motors of Canada. ...

Talks Continue Between General Motors and Chrysler
September 19, 2012 3:00 PM
The CAW is continuing talks with both General Motors and Chrysler in downtown Toronto. The union has been focused on meeting with the two companies since reach...

Promoting Work-Life Balance for Retail Workers
September 19, 2012 2:30 PM
CAW Local 414 is spearheading a city-wide campaign in Toronto to ensure the rights of retail and hospitality workers are protected as the city considers lifting...

Labour College of Canada 2013 - Applications now available!
September 19, 2012 9:30 AM
Looking to expand your horizons as a labour union activist? Want to find ways to broaden and strengthen the social justice movement in Canada? If so, then ...

CAW Reaches Tentative Agreement with Ford Canada
September 17, 2012 5:00 PM
CAW negotiators have reached a four-year tentative agreement with Ford Canada during which time about 600 new jobs will be created at Ford's Canadian operations...

CAW to Give Update on Auto Negotiations in Lead up to Deadline
September 17, 2012 2:25 PM
The CAW will be giving an update on the auto negotiations at a press conference this afternoon, Monday September 17, at 4 p.m., downtown Toronto...

CAW to Give Update on Negotiations with General Motors, Ford and Chrysler
September 16, 2012 7:30 AM
The CAW will be holding a press conference today, Sunday September 16, at 4 p.m. ET, downtown Toronto to give an update on the status of negotiations with...

EI Changes Make Workers More Vulnerable
September 13, 2012 2:35 PM
The Harper government's recent changes to Employment Insurance eligibility rules will increase the precariousness of jobs and undermine the bargaining power of ...

The Quebec Election: A Historic Moment!
September 7, 2012 2:20 PM
The date of September 4, 2012 will go down in Quebec history as both a happy and a sad day. It was a happy day, because for the first time in Quebec history, a ...

Job Stats Show National Good Jobs Strategy Overdue, Lewenza says
September 7, 2012 1:18 PM
Disappointing job growth in the month of August is further evidence that the Harper government's approach to economic development is failing Canadians, said CAW...

CAW Disgusted by Attack on Collective Bargaining in Ontario Education Sector
September 6, 2012 1:33 PM
The CAW is expressing outrage at the Ontario government for its blatant legislative interference and disrespect for the fundamental right to free collective...

Hope Springs Eternal for Workers this Labour Day
August 30, 2012 2:43 PM
Over the last century, trade unions have been a powerful force for change in Canadian workplaces and Canadian society more generally. Millions of workers have ...

Strong Strike Mandates as Negotiations with GM, Chrysler and Ford Resume
August 27, 2012 12:30 PM
Workers at Chrysler, General Motors and Ford have voted overwhelmingly to go on strike if necessary, backing up their bargaining committees....

The CAW's Collective Bargaining and Political Action Program Approved
August 24, 2012 10:15 AM
Delegates approved the union's 150-page Collective Bargaining and Political Action Program, which outlines upcoming bargaining, economic and political ...

CAW Rallies in Support of Locked out BellTV Workers
August 23, 2012 10:30 AM
The CAW is throwing its support behind locked out Bell TV workers, with nearly 1,000 convention delegates marching over to a Bell ExpressVu building downtown ...

CAW Delegates Vote in Favour of New Union Proposal
August 22, 2012 6:30 PM
Nearly 1,000 CAW delegates have voted unanimously in favour of moving forward with creating a new union with the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers union ...

CAW's First Constitutional and Collective Bargaining Convention has Begun
August 20, 2012 3:30 PM
Elected delegates to the convention will debate current issues, strategize on how to tackle critical challenges and shape the union's bargaining and political ...

CAW Kicks off Historic Convention in Toronto - August 20-24, 2012
August 16, 2012 2:10 PM
More than 1,000 CAW members and guests will gather in Toronto on August 20-24 for the union's first national Constitutional and Collective Bargaining Convention...

CAW Opens Negotiations with GM, Chrysler and Ford
August 13, 2012 9:15 AM
The CAW will open up negotiations with General Motors, Chrysler and Ford in a series of meetings on August 14-15, at the Sheraton Centre downtown Toronto. The ...

CAW Files Unfair Labour Complaint Against New Beginnings
August 8, 2012 10:15 AM
The CAW filed an unfair labour practice complaint with the Ontario Labour Relations Board on July 26 alleging 8 Windsor-area health care workers were unfairly ...

New Deal with Rio-Tinto Alcan in Kitimat
August 7, 2012 2:45 PM
After a grueling 29 hours past the strike deadline on July 24, the bargaining committee of CAW Local 2301 reached a collective agreement with Rio Tinto Alcan in...

Unions Launch Proposal for Largest Private Sector Union in Canada
August 1, 2012 12:40 PM
The blueprint for the creation of what would be Canada's largest industrial union was released today at a press conference in Toronto. Representatives of the ...

CEP and CAW to Release Blueprint of Possible New Canadian Union
July 30, 2012 1:50 PM
The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP) and the Canadian Auto Workers union (CAW) will release the final proposal which could set the ...

Wage Cuts a Non-Starter in Auto Talks, Lewenza says
July 30, 2012 1:30 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza has sent a clear missive to the Detroit automakers that the union views wage cuts a non-starter when contract renewal talks kick off ...

New Food Rescue Program Launched in Windsor
July 27, 2012 9:10 AM
On July 17 the Windsor-area Unemployed Help Centre launched a new food rescue program, Plentiful Harvest, that's aimed at tackling hunger in the community...

CAW Celebrates Community Diversity in Brampton
July 26, 2012 2:40 PM
CAW Local 1285 participated in the 2012 Carabram celebrations, in Brampton, Ontario from July 13 to 15. Celebrating its 30th year, the annual Carabram ...

McCloskey Recognized for Women's Rights Work
July 26, 2012 8:45 AM
CAW Local 222 retiree Beverly McCloskey was awarded the prestigious Agnes Macphail Award, honouring her tireless work on equality issues in the workplace and in...

Harper Government Cutbacks Threaten Canadian Culture and Heritage
July 25, 2012 11:50 AM
The CAW is calling on the Harper government to reverse ongoing cutbacks to Canada's culture and heritage, including putting an end to dramatic cutbacks at ...

CAW Local 3003 Member Wins 2012 Dick Martin Award
July 24, 2012 3:00 PM
CAW Local 3003 member Tony Zienkiewicz was recently presented with the Dick Martin Award at the Manitoba Federation of Labour Convention...

CAW Inks New Deal with Marmon Keystone
July 24, 2012 10:20 AM
CAW Local 1256 members working at Marmon Keystone in Burlington, Ontario ratified a new three-year collective agreement by a margin of 86 per cent. The new deal...

Ontario Government Interference in Private Sector Negotiations Ends Talks, CAW says
July 20, 2012 1:15 PM
The CAW is expressing anger at the Ontario government for interfering in collective bargaining with a for-profit corporation, after negotiations abruptly ended ...

New Agreement at Nova Scotia Bus Line
July 18, 2012 10:45 AM
CAW members at Local 725, who work at Acadian Inter City Bus in Nova Scotia, have negotiated a 10% wage increase as part of a one-year extension to their ...

McGuinty Government Rashly Sending 55,000 Rural Ontario Jobs Down the Drain Without Cost-benefit Analysis, CAW says
July 17, 2012 3:45 PM
Endorsing a plea by RacingFuture.com, the CAW is calling on Premier Dalton McGuinty to put an immediate hold on the withdrawal of slot machines from Ontario's ...

Jazz Acquisition Results in London Closure
July 12, 2012 3:05 PM
Today Jazz announced that they will be acquiring six new Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft and removing 9 CRJs from the fleet. ...

NEW STUDY: Laid off Workers Face Wage Cuts, Precarious Work, CAW Study Finds
July 12, 2012 10:30 AM
A groundbreaking study tracking a group of laid off workers in Ontario shows that they continue to struggle to find decent jobs amidst the turmoil...

CAW to Release Groundbreaking Study Highlighting Struggles of Laid Off Workers in Canada
July 12, 2012 8:35 AM
The CAW will release final results from a groundbreaking study examining the impacts of job loss on manufacturing workers during a telephone press conference....

Employment Statistics Show National Good Jobs Summit Needed, CAW Says
July 7, 2012 7:40 PM
Despite some slight gains on the jobs front, monthly job statistics for June reveal continuing cause for concern...

Settlement at Coutts Information Services
July 6, 2012 3:05 PM
CAW Local 199 members who work at Coutts Information Services in Niagara Falls, Ontario have overwhelmingly approved a new three-year contract ...

Federal Government's Cuts to VIA Rail Hurts Passenger Rail Service, CAW says
July 5, 2012 10:09 AM
The federal government's so-called 'modernization plan' at VIA Rail is resulting in major cuts to passenger rail service for Canadians from coast to coast...

CAW Members at Toromont CAT Ratify New Agreement
June 30, 2012 9:40 AM
CAW Local 112 members at Toromont CAT in Concord, Ontario have ratified a new collective agreement that provides a 6% wage increase over the life of the deal...

Canada's Aerospace Industry Set to Stall Without Strengthened Federal Government Action, CAW says
June 28, 2012 12:42 PM
The CAW is warning that without renewed federal government leadership Canada's aerospace industry is heading for a stall and a vastly diminished role...

CAW Members Ratify New Three Year Agreements with Bombardier Aerospace
June 25, 2012 1:50 PM
CAW members who work at Bombardier's de Havilland facility in Downsview, Ontario have ratified two new collective agreements that provide wage, benefit ...

CAW Reaches Tentative Deal with Bombardier
June 23, 2012 7:00 AM
The CAW has reached tentative agreements with Bombardier Aerospace, only moments before a midnight strike deadline last night. The two tentative agreements...

Electro-Motive Employment Action Centre Official Opening Friday in London, Ontario
June 21, 2012 2:25 PM
An employment action centre to help the nearly 500 workers impacted by the closure of London, Ontario's Electro-Motive diesel engine plant will officially open...

CAW Applauds Call for Greater Transparency and a Canadian-Made Search and Rescue Fleet
June 21, 2012 12:00 PM
The CAW is commending the Rideau Institute and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives' joint call for the federal government to a adopt a transparent...

New Global Trade Union Federation Launched
June 21, 2012 11:45 AM
A new global trade union federation representing more than 50 million workers was officially launched in Copenhagen, Denmark on June 19, 2012...

Oshawa City Council to Join in Lobbying for New Product at GM
June 19, 2012 12:15 PM
Oshawa City Council has unanimously approved a motion that calls on city officials to work with the CAW to lobby governments in the push for sufficient product ...

CAW Retiree is Queen's Jubilee Medal Recipient
June 19, 2012 8:45 AM
CAW retiree Hector McLellan of London, Ontario has been selected as one of the recipients of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee Medal...

CAW Support for PowerShift Canada 2012
June 14, 2012 12:10 PM
More than 1,500 young Canadians will gather in Ottawa for PowerShift Canada 2012 on October 26 to 29 - a weekend long conference intended to educate, organize ...

CAW President Blasts Harper Government's Decision to Award $1.25 Billion Defence Contract to U.S. Firm
June 12, 2012 3:42 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza sent the following letter June 12 to Prime Minister Stephen Harper regarding his government's short-sighted decision to award a $1.25 ...

Seismic Surveys Disrupt Newfoundland Fishery, FFAW says
June 8, 2012 2:35 PM
FFAW/CAW President Earle McCurdy is calling on the Canada Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board to immediately revoke the permit of a seismic ...

Job Statistics Underscore Need for Good Jobs Summit, CAW's Lewenza says
June 8, 2012 2:22 PM
Canada's unemployment rate remains stubbornly high and continues to show troubling trends ...

Our Choice is Pro-Choice
June 7, 2012 4:30 PM
Supporters of the anti-choice movement are assembling across the country in the hope of overturning women's legal right to accessible and safe abortion services...

Trade Union Rights Under Assault, ITUC Survey says
June 7, 2012 12:00 PM
An annual survey of trade union rights around the world shows that 2011 was a dangerous time for many trade unionists who faced dismissal, arrest, imprisonment ...

Fisheries Act Changes Threaten Commercial Fishing Communities in BC
June 6, 2012 3:30 PM
B.C. fishermen and fish plant workers are calling on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to immediately withdraw habitat protection changes to the Fisheries Act...

A Closer Look at Harper's EI Rollbacks
June 5, 2012 4:15 PM
A clear sign the federal government was moving ahead with new attacks on unemployed workers was Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's comment on May 14 that,...

All Parties Agree on Need for National Auto Policy, says CAW
June 5, 2012 3:10 PM
CAW national and local leaders met with all three major political parties today in Ottawa to press for a national auto sector strategy...

CAW Takes Auto Policy Proposals to Parliament Hill
June 4, 2012 12:55 PM
The CAW will be meeting with members of all three major political parties Tuesday, June 5, to discuss how to strengthen the country's auto industry, building on...

GM Oshawa Closure Ignores Workers' Sacrifices, says CAW
June 1, 2012 11:50 AM
CAW President Ken Lewenza is calling the decision by General Motors to close the consolidated line in Oshawa short-sighted...

Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger to Address CAW Skilled Trades Council
May 31, 2012 4:10 PM
Manitoba NDP Premier Greg Selinger will address the CAW Skilled Trades Council meeting, on June 1, at the Fairmont Winnipeg, downtown...

CAW Economist Debunks "Myth" of Labour Shortage, Says True Unemployment Rate is Over 12 Per cent
May 31, 2012 2:30 PM
CAW Economist Jim Stanford testified today that Canada faces years of continuing surplus labour supply, not a looming labour shortage...

Congrats to CALM Winners!
May 31, 2012 10:30 AM
CAW local union communicators, newsletter editors, photographers and writers won big again this year at the Canadian Association of Labour Media (CALM) Awards...

Annual EI/CPP Conference Rejects EI Changes
May 30, 2012 12:00 PM
Delegates at this year's EI/CPP Conference delved into EI and CPPs current shortfalls, the conservative government's omnibus budget bill, proposed changes and ...

CAW Women's Conference
May 29, 2012 3:45 PM
The CAW Women's Conference will be held August 12 to 15, 2012 at the CAW Family Education Centre in Port Elgin, Ontario. The conference will equip women with ...

CAW to Appeal Outstanding WSIB Claims for Toxic Exposures at General Electric
May 29, 2012 10:40 AM
The CAW will be continuing to press forward on the 150 occupational illness claims out of General Electric in Peterborough that were denied by WSIB...

Harper's Limit on Foreign Investment Reviews a Huge Economic Step Backwards
May 28, 2012 2:00 PM
The Harper government's decision to further limit reviews of foreign investment and takeovers over the next four years is totally counterproductive to Canada's...

CAW Members at Evraz Camrose Works Ratify New Agreement
May 25, 2012 3:25 PM
Yesterday evening, on May 24, CAW Local 551 members in Camrose, Alberta voted 80% in favour to accept the tentative agreed reached two days before with Evraz...

Changes to Unemployment Insurance No Help to Workers, Says FFAW
May 24, 2012 3:41 PM
The creation of three separate categories of Employment Insurance claimants is "a backward step" for the EI system in Canada, said FFAW/CAW President Earle...

Cuts to Marine Communications Services Pose Major Safety Threat to Fishery Workers
May 24, 2012 12:00 PM
The union representing fishery workers in Newfoundland and Labrador and British Columbia is raising grave concerns about the safety of workers on the east and ...

New Union Discussions by CEP/CAW Reach Milestone
May 23, 2012 4:30 PM
The joint CEP/CAW Proposal Committee has reached an important milestone in creating a new national union, coming to a consensus on a possible structure for the ...

Take Action on a New Deal for Ontario Northland
May 23, 2012 12:25 AM
A campaign bringing together unions, including the CAW, businesses such as Sun Media newspapers in northeastern Ontario, mayors, the chamber of commerce and ...

More Cuts To Coast Guard Services Reduces Safety, CAW Says
May 18, 2012 1:45 PM
The Canadian Coast Guard has announced that it will further reduce its safety services to mariners beginning in 2014 and 2015 by closing ten marine ...

CAW Expresses Disappointment with 'Action Plan' Aimed at Long-term Care Deregulation in Ontario
May 18, 2012 10:40 AM
The CAW is expressing frustration and disappointment with the Ontario Long-Term Care Task Force on Resident Care and Safety Report released May 16, 2012....

CAW Statement on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
May 17, 2012 12:15 PM
May 17th is the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia. The National Automobile, Aerospace, Transportation and General Workers Union of Canada ...

Women in Trades Conference
May 16, 2012 3:50 PM
More than 160 participants took part in a women in engineering, science, trades and technology conference in Halifax recently...

Outstanding CAW Retired Worker of the Year Award
May 16, 2012 3:45 PM
Nominations are being sought for the Outstanding CAW Retired Worker of the Year. This annual award is presented to a CAW retired activist who has made a...

Two Workplace Fatalities
May 16, 2012 3:30 PM
Two FFAW/CAW members died on the job during the first week of May. Ralph Rose, 64, from St. Carol's, Newfoundland and Labrador died May 1 after he fell back...

Food is a Human Right: National Food Policy Needed
May 16, 2012 3:10 PM
As the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food winds up his mission to Canada, Food Secure Canada is calling for a national food policy, based on...

Reverse Changes to Temporary Foreign Worker Program
May 16, 2012 2:10 PM
A growing group of unions and non-government organizations say that recently announced changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) permitting ...

WTO Called Upon to Dismiss Japan, EU Challenge to Canadian Renewable Energy Policy
May 15, 2012 12:20 PM
Canadian NGOs and labour unions, including the CAW, have sent an amicus curiae submission to the World Trade Organization (WTO) prior to a May 15 hearing into ...

Health and Safety Conference: Reminder
May 14, 2012 3:45 PM
The 2012 CAW National Health and Safety Conference will be held June 8 to 10 at the CAW Family Education Centre in Port Elgin, Ontario...

Walk for Peace Through Caledonia Highlights Native Land Claims
May 11, 2012 3:30 PM
The Walk for Peace, Respect and Friendship in Caledonia, Ontario on April 28 remained a peaceful expression of support for native land claims, despite ...

Youth Unemployment Requires Government Action, CAW President Says
May 11, 2012 10:45 AM
Despite some good news about job creation in Canada last month, CAW President Ken Lewenza says he remains concerned that younger workers are not benefitting and...

BC Labour Board Rules Email Addresses Must Be Provided
May 11, 2012 9:15 AM
CAW Local 114 was involved in a significant victory on a recent reconsideration case at the BC Labour Relations Board involving Viking Air...

Evraz Camrose Works Locks Out Local 551 Members
May 8, 2012 4:00 PM
Pipeline manufacturer Evraz Camrose Works has locked out workers at its plant in Camrose, Alberta...

SNC-Lavalin Puts High-tech Jobs at Risk
May 8, 2012 11:50 AM
SNC-Lavalin is jeopardizing the future of the struggling CANDU industry, and sending highly-skilled workers out of the country, by forcing its employees into a ...

Lobster Pricing Dispute Over in Newfoundland
May 8, 2012 11:00 AM
The FFAW/CAW and the Seafood Producers of Newfoundland and Labrador have reached an agreement on lobster prices for the remainder of the 2012 season, which ...

New Pay Equity Training Program
May 4, 2012 3:00 PM
No matter how you look at it, women still earn less than men in every sector of the economy and Ontario is no exception. Ontario has one of the highest gender p...

CAW Takes Auto Policy Pitch to Ontario Minister of Economic Development and Innovation
May 3, 2012 11:30 AM
CAW President Ken Lewenza and CAW Economist Jim Stanford met with Ontario Minister of Economic Development and Innovation Brad Duguid to present the union's ...

Evraz Serves 72-Hour Lockout Notice to Alberta Workers
May 2, 2012 4:25 PM
Evraz Camrose Works has issued a 72-hour lockout notice to the CAW in an effort to extract pension, retiree benefits and other concessions from the workforce...

CAW Holds London Town Hall Meeting Tuesday, May 1
April 30, 2012 4:30 PM
The auto industry remains a vital part of the London and region economy, a new analysis by the CAW shows...

An Open Letter to the Québec Government: Defend Public, Accessible Post-Secondary Education Now
April 30, 2012 2:00 PM
On behalf of workers, academic staff and students across Canada, we jointly call on Québec Premier Jean Charest and Minister of Education Line Beauchamp to ...

CAW Presents Auto Policy Proposals to Ontario Minister of Economic Development and Innovation Brad Duguid
April 30, 2012 11:45 AM
CAW President Ken Lewenza and CAW Economist Jim Stanford will meet with Ontario Minister of Economic Development and Innovation Brad Duguid today to present ...

Women's Rights Are Not Up for Debate
April 30, 2012 10:00 AM
Women's rights should not be up for debate - in the House of Commons or anywhere else in Canada. Yet the federal Conservative government seems to think they...

Auto Industry Crucial to Waterloo Region Economy, New CAW Analysis Indicates: Town Hall Meeting Monday April 30
April 27, 2012 3:30 PM
The auto industry remains a crucial part of the Waterloo Region economy, a new analysis by the CAW says...

CAW President Condemns Changes to Temporary Foreign Worker Program
April 27, 2012 12:10 PM
Changes to the temporary foreign worker regulations will only increase abuse and lower conditions for migrant workers, says, CAW President Ken Lewenza...

Mass Rally Against Austerity Budget Descends on Queen's Park
April 25, 2012 12:25 PM
More than 15,000 people assembled at Queen's Park on April 21 to protest the proposed Ontario Liberal austerity budget...

Orion Bus Closure Caused by Government Inaction on Public Transit, says CAW President
April 25, 2012 11:25 AM
The closure of Orion Bus in Mississauga has been unnecessarily caused by the chronic underfunding of public transit right across Canada, said CAW President Ken ...

CAW Calls on Government to Reform Bankruptcy Legislation for Equitable Treatment of Former Nortel Employees
April 25, 2012 9:25 AM
Since Nortel entered bankruptcy protection in January 2009, its pension plans have been devastated; incomes for disabled and terminated employees have been lost...

CLC's Hassan Yussuff Elected President of TUCA
April 25, 2012 9:05 AM
Canadian Labour Congress Secretary-Treasurer Hassan Yussuff has been elected to a four-year term as president of the Trade Union Confederation of the Americas...

CAW Brings Severance Fight to Bay Street, Targets Catalyst Capital
April 25, 2012 8:50 AM
CAW activists demonstrated in the heart of Canada's financial district and outside the offices of private equity firm Catalyst Capital on Monday April 23...

Auto Campaign Community Tour Comes to Oakville Tomorrow - Town Hall Meeting
April 24, 2012 4:00 PM
The CAW will be bringing its "Re-think the Economy, Re-think Canada's Auto Industry" campaign community tour to Oakville tomorrow night for the next in a series...

Lobster Fishermen Set Up Co-op in Newfoundland and Labrador
April 24, 2012 3:15 PM
Following meetings in Marystown, Harbour Breton and Stephenville, more than 300 lobster fishermen in Newfoundland and Labrador have decided to set up a co-op to...

Hundreds Demonstrate In Support of Navistar Workers
April 23, 2012 2:20 PM
More than 300 workers, family members and supporters took part in a noisy demonstration at the National Truck Show in Mississauga, Ontario April 21 calling on ...

CAW Brings Severance Fight to Bay Street, Targets Catalyst Capital
April 23, 2012 10:15 AM
CAW activists will converge in Canada's financial district and outside the offices of private equity firm Catalyst Capital on Monday April 23, protesting the ...

Auto Industry Vital to Brampton's Economy, says New CAW Analysis
April 23, 2012 9:50 AM
The auto industry is an important part of the Brampton economy, says a new analysis by the CAW. In 2011 alone the industry produced vehicles and parts worth ...

New Union Project Positive Antidote to Increasingly Aggressive Capitalism
April 19, 2012 11:15 AM
The New Union Project, currently in the discussion stages, could be a powerful response to the increasingly aggressive nature of global capitalism, says CEP ...

Auto Industry Central to Oshawa's Economy, says New CAW Analysis
April 18, 2012 3:10 PM
The auto industry is an important part of the Oshawa area economy, says a new analysis by the CAW. Tens of thousands of jobs in the area depend on maintaining ...

Delegates Commit to Challenge Harper's Free Trade Agenda
April 18, 2012 1:40 PM
CAW Council delegates unanimously endorsed a call to step up efforts in coming months to oppose a new generation of free trade deals being negotiated by the ...

Preserving Good Jobs in the Gaming Sector
April 17, 2012 4:25 PM
Delegates spoke out against a recent Ontario Lottery Gaming Corporation report that calls for greater privatization which will impact thousands of workers and ...

Auto Industry Vital to Niagara Area Economy, says New CAW Analysis
April 17, 2012 12:10 PM
The auto industry is an important part of the St. Catharines - Niagara region economy, says a new analysis by the CAW. In 2011 alone, the industry produced auto...

Join the Walk for Peace, Respect and Friendship on April 28
April 17, 2012 11:45 AM
On Saturday April 28, allies and neighbours of the Six Nations (Haudenosaunee) people of the Grand River territory (near Brantford, Ontario) will be holding a...

A New Vision for Canada's Auto Industry
April 16, 2012 4:30 PM
The CAW is calling on the federal and Ontario governments to launch a National Auto Policy to ensure the Canadian auto industry and the jobs in communities ...

Auto Jobs Vital to Windsor Economy, says New CAW Analysis
April 16, 2012 2:15 PM
Jobs in the auto sector are still the foundation of the Windsor area economy, finds a new analysis released today by the CAW. The auto industry directly employs...

Ontario Northland Not For Sale
April 16, 2012 9:30 AM
The Ontario Liberal government must live up to the commitment made by Premier Dalton McGuinty to maintain and enhance the Ontario Northland Transportation ...

Continuing the Fight Back after Electro-Motive
April 14, 2012 10:00 AM
CAW Council delegates are calling for major government policy changes in the wake of the closure of the Electro-Motive Diesel plant in London, Ontario. ...

Stop Pipeline Construction and the Export of Natural Resources
April 13, 2012 5:00 PM
Delegate after delegate urged all CAW locals to support the campaign of CEP and other progressive Canadian organizations to stop construction of pipelines to...

A United Progressive Movement Can Stop Harper
April 13, 2012 5:19 PM
In a special presentation to CAW Council, Brigette DePape, the 22-year old woman best known as Canada's "rogue page" told delegates that the path to stopping......

Press Conference: Monday, April 16 - CAW to Launch New Auto Policy, Proposes Plan to Revitalize Canadian Industry
April 13, 2012 3:45 PM
The CAW is launching its new auto policy with proposals to revitalize the Canadian auto industry, grow jobs in the community and strengthen Canada's share of a ...

Galvanizing the Labour Movement - CAW/CEP New Union Project
April 13, 2012 2:25 PM
More than 600 CAW Council delegates unanimously endorsed a recommendation expressing support for continued discussions aimed at moving the CAW/CEP New Union ...

CAW Delegates Gather in Port Elgin, Ontario for CAW Council Meeting
April 12, 2012 2:40 PM
CAW members from across Canada will gather at the union's Family Education Centre in Port Elgin, Ontario for CAW Council meetings from April 13 to 15...

Mississauga Calls for Exemption from CETA Procurement Rules
April 11, 2012 4:00 PM
Mississauga City Council is requesting from the Province of Ontario a permanent exemption from the restrictive procurement rules proposed in a new free trade ...

Ontario Day of Action Against Cuts: April 21
April 11, 2012 2:33 PM
Join thousands of other Ontarians concerned about cuts to jobs and public services following banker Don Drummond's 400 recommendations to provincial government ...

Snowbear Demonstration: Monday April 23 at 11 a.m. in Toronto
April 10, 2012 1:35 PM
Snowbear, the largest Canadian manufacturer of utility trailers and snowplows, has since the fall of 2011 shut down production and issued layoff notices to ...

No Justice After Vancouver Bus Driver Assault, CAW says
April 10, 2012 12:40 PM
In the wake of a conditional sentence for a man who assaulted a Vancouver bus driver CAW Local 111 is continuing to push for changes to the criminal code to...

Strong Job Gains Suggest Austerity Plans a Gross Miscalculation for Canada, says CAW President
April 5, 2012 1:30 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza welcomes the news that Canada's economy created 82,000 new jobs in March but raises concerns that the large boost in employment signal...

Vote to Kill Gun Registry a Win for Lobbyists, a Loss for Canadians, CAW says
April 4, 2012 4:20 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza called today's final vote to pass Bill C-19 and officially kill the national long-gun registry a win for gun industry lobbyists and a ...

CAW Reaches Tentative Agreement with MTS Allstream
April 4, 2012 4:00 PM
The CAW has reached a tentative agreement with MTS Allstream, covering more than 500 telecommunications workers across the country. CAW Local 2000 represents...

Financial Appeal for Locked Out Trawler Crew
April 4, 2012 3:00 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza is urging financial support and messages of solidarity to the locked-out crew of the factory freezer trawler Newfoundland Lynx...

Earth Hour a World-Wide Success
April 3, 2012 9:05 AM
On Saturday, March 31, 2012 between 8:30- 9:30 p.m. people across Canada in 511 cities joined millions around the world in participating in Earth Hour. Now in ...

CAW Local 725 Members Approve New Contract at WAJAX
March 30, 2012 2:20 PM
CAW Local 725 members who work at WAJAX, formerly Detroit Diesel, in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia have overwhelmingly approved a new three-year agreement...

Budget Cuts Won't Deliver Economic Progress for Canadians, CAW says
March 29, 2012 5:20 PM
The Harper government's retirement reforms will cause needless hardship for poor seniors and worsen the growing concern over youth unemployment in Canada......

Navistar Demonstration at National Truck Show: April 21 in Toronto
March 28, 2012 9:40 AM
The CAW is planning a mass demonstration in support of Navistar truck employees from Chatham, Ontario who are seeking a fair and equitable closure agreement ...

Ontario Budget Fails to Live up to Election Promises
March 27, 2012 5:00 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza is voicing concern about the plan by the government to privatize the Ontario Northland Rail (ONR) service, as indicated this afternoon...

Rain Barrel Bargain in Durham Region
March 27, 2012 9:15 AM
Due to the overwhelming popularity of 2011 community rain barrel sales, RainBarrel.ca will again partner with CAW Durham Regional Environment Council in support...

Free Trade with Japan Will Only Worsen Trade Deficit, CAW President says
March 27, 2012 9:00 AM
CAW President Ken Lewenza is raising serious objections to the new free trade discussions with Japan, charging that a free trade deal with Japan is unnecessary ...

Family Maple Tree Planting at Purple Woods
March 26, 2012 10:30 AM
The CAW Local 222 Standing Environment Committee has been working together with a number of other groups in the Oshawa, Ontario area to plan an April 21 Family ...

No Cuts to Injured Workers' Benefits: Open Letter to Premier McGuinty
March 21, 2012 12:30 PM
The Ontario Network of Injured Workers Groups is raising concerns over WSIB staff lay-offs and reductions in workers' compensation at the same time that WSIB...

New Study Confirms Benefit of Support to Auto Industry
March 21, 2012 11:15 AM
A new study released today by the Institute for Research on Public Policy has established that government support for important capital projects in assembly ...

CCPA releases Alternative Federal Budget 2012
March 15, 2012 4:15 PM
Today, the CCPA releases the Alternative Federal Budget 2012: A Budget for the Rest of Us. This year's AFB presents a public investment plan that promotes a ...

Ontario Gaming Reforms Must Include Workers and Public Input, CAW says
March 15, 2012 11:10 AM
The national president of Canada's largest gaming workers union is urging the Province of Ontario and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation to engage in ...

Now is the Time to Change Status Quo, Labour Experts say
March 14, 2012 12:10 PM
At a conference organized to kick-off the new union discussions between the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of ...

Owner-Operator and Fleet Separation Policies Must be Saved, says FFAW
March 13, 2012 10:20 AM
The FFAW/CAW is demanding the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans maintain status quo with its Owner/Operator and Fleet Separation policies after the ...

CAW Criticizes U.S. Subsidy to Caterpillar Locomotive Sales in Canada
March 9, 2012 2:00 PM
The President of the Canadian Auto Workers has reacted angrily to news that a U.S. government agency is subsidizing sales of U.S.-made locomotives to a Canadian...

Decline in Job Seekers Must Prompt Immediate Action from Ottawa, CAW President says
March 9, 2012 1:55 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza is calling on the federal government to take meaningful steps toward crafting a national good jobs strategy, as more Canadians ...

Free Trade with Europe Could Inflict Economic Pain on Nova Scotia
March 8, 2012 5:05 PM
A panel of trade experts gathered in downtown Halifax on March 6 to discuss the possible impacts a Canada-EU free trade deal will have on Nova Scotia....

CAW Donates $100,000 to Women's Shelters
March 8, 2012 4:30 PM
The CAW is donating $100,000 to 50 women's shelters across Canada in conjunction with International Women's Day on March 8, 2012. International Women's Day ...

Tentative Agreement Reached for Marine Communications and Traffic Service Officers
March 8, 2012 9:45 AM
CAW Local 2182, which represents 360 officers at Marine Communications and Traffic Service centres, has reached a tentative agreement with the Department of...

Unanswered Questions in Nova Scotia Health Care Bargaining
March 7, 2012 12:30 PM
Provincial government and employer plans to merge some hospital administration in Nova Scotia have left many workers with unanswered questions and concerns ...

CETA Exemption Request a Responsible Move by Toronto Council, CAW says
March 7, 2012 11:55 AM
CAW National President Ken Lewenza called the City of Toronto's decision to request a clear, permanent exemption from a proposed Canada-European free trade ...

Ontario School Bus Drivers Support Possible Strike, Should Negotiations Collapse
March 7, 2012 9:00 AM
School bus drivers employed by multinational operator First Student have overwhelmingly supported a strike mandate after more than six months of fruitless ...

Atlantic Fishers Warn Government Reforms Could Undercut Workers
March 6, 2012 3:50 PM
Atlantic Canadian fishers are raising flags over a federal government proposal to deregulate the fishery, including the institution of major reforms to the ...

International Day for the Elimination of Racism: March 21st
March 6, 2012 3:30 PM
As March 21st approaches CAW members are reminded of their responsibility to speak out and take a stand against racism in all its forms. "Racism contradicts...

CAW Charges Forward at Navistar in Chatham
March 6, 2012 1:45 PM
More than 600 members of CAW Local 35 and 127 at Navistar Truck in Chatham, Ontario came out to hear an update from the union on the negotiations with Navistar ...

CAW Members at 407 ETR Ratify New Collective Agreement
March 5, 2012 12:20 PM
CAW Local 414 members working at the 407 ETR call centre have ratified a new three-year collective agreement this morning, ending a nine-day strike. Members...

Experts to Examine Impacts of European Trade Deal on Nova Scotia
March 5, 2012 9:10 AM
A panel of trade experts is gathering in downtown Halifax tomorrow (Tuesday March 6) to discuss the possible impacts a Canada-EU free trade deal will have on ...

CAW Skilled Trades Bargaining and New Technology Conference
March 2, 2012 9:20 AM
Over 200 delegates, staff and guests from across Canada gathered for the 9th Bargaining and New Technology conference in Toronto from February 22 to 24...

New Union Process Kicks Off With Weekend Sessions in Toronto
March 1, 2012 1:50 PM
Leaders, activists, and staff members from the CEP and the CAW have completed their first set of formal meetings in Toronto February 24-27, kicking off their......

New Agreement Ratified at Marine Atlantic
February 29, 2012 3:45 PM
CAW Local 4285 and 4286 members who work on Marine Atlantic vessels have ratified a new three-year collective agreement with wage gains in each year...

CAW President Calls for Ontario to Modernize Labour Laws to Prevent Another Caterpillar
February 29, 2012 1:55 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza is calling on the province of Ontario to modernize its labour laws to better adapt to the current economic reality in light of the...

Free Dinner and a Movie at CAW Local 112
February 28, 2012 12:30 PM
CAW members are invited to attend a private pre-screening of the new documentary film Betrayed at CAW Local 112 hall in Toronto on Monday, March 5....

Jobs Preserved for GTAA Baggage Handlers
February 27, 2012 10:58 AM
The baggage handling contract at Toronto's Pearson International Airport (GTAA) has been successfully renewed for two years after a concerted fight by the union...

CAW Members Approve Agreement Covering Flight Service Specialists at Nav Canada
February 23, 2012 3:15 PM
Following a lengthy tour of ratification meetings that included visits to many of the 63 airports where CAW Local 2245 members work, Flight Service Specialists ...

Electro-Motive Closure Agreement Approved
February 23, 2012 12:45 PM
CAW Local 27 members from Electro-Motive Diesel in London, Ontario have voted 95 per cent in favour of a closure agreement that provides enhanced severance ...

CAW Members Strike for Fair Deal at 407 ETR
February 22, 2012 2:45 PM
Call centre workers at 407 ETR, the Ontario private highway operator that runs from Pickering to Burlington, have set up pickets outside the company headquarter...

CAW President Re-joins NDP to Support Peggy Nash
February 22, 2012 12:30 PM
CAW National President Ken Lewenza has officially taken out membership in the NDP to support the candidacy of MP Peggy Nash. The union has thrown its support...

CAW Reaches Tentative Closure Settlement with Electro-Motive
February 21, 2012 2:55 PM
The CAW has negotiated a tentative plant closure settlement with Electro-Motive Canada. The settlement covers approximately 465 CAW Local 27 members employed at...

New Pay Equity Course!
February 21, 2012 10:47 PM
The new four-day Pay Equity training program will provide hands on knowledge to assist participants to gain a better understanding of our union's obligation...

CAW Champions Human Rights Case of Temporary Foreign Workers
February 21, 2012 9:49 PM
The CAW is continuing its nearly four year-long case against former Wheatley fish plant owner Joe Pratas, of Presteve Foods today in court. Pratas is standing...

Flight Operation Schedulers Ratify New Four-Year Deal with Air Canada
February 17, 2012 6:23 PM
CAW represented flight operation crew schedulers at Air Canada have overwhelmingly ratified a new four-year collective agreement on February 17. ...

Drummond Report Sets Wrong Direction for Economic Recovery, CAW says
February 17, 2012 2:45 PM
The CAW responds to the Drummond Report rejecting proposals for deep cuts and more private sector involvement in the Ontario economy...

CAW Bargains Tentative Agreement at Air Canada Flight Operations
February 16, 2012 4:05 PM
The CAW has bargained a tentative agreement with Air Canada for 46 Flight Operations Crew Schedulers based in Montreal, after six months of challenging...

CAW Urges Federal Government to Save Gun Registry Data
February 16, 2012 2:45 PM
The CAW is calling on the federal government to reconsider its plan to destroy all existing data collected through the national long gun registry that tracks...

Air Canada In-Flight Crew Schedulers Ratify New Agreement
February 16, 2012 10:40 AM
CAW Local 2002 members who work as Air Canada in-flight crew schedulers have overwhelmingly voted in favour of a new collective agreement...

Flight Crew Schedulers Reach Tentative Deal with Air Canada
February 11, 2012 9:00 AM
A tentative settlement has been reached between the CAW and Air Canada for a collective agreement covering 75 in-flight crew schedulers....

CAW President Demands Ottawa Release Details of Caterpillar Purchase, Close Loopholes in Investment Canada Act
February 10, 2012 10:45 AM
CAW National President Ken Lewenza calling on the federal government to release detailed financial data associated with Caterpillar's 2010 acquisition of...

Halton Labour Leaders Challenge Minister Raitt to Take Action on Caterpillar Closure
February 9, 2012 2:05 PM
Labour leaders in the Halton Region welcomed the chance to meet with Federal Labour Minister Lisa Raitt on February 3 and urged the Minister to take action to...

CAW Urges Public to Join Campaign Opposing Harper Coast Guard Cuts
February 8, 2012 2:00 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza welcomes the release today of a public petition to the House of Commons opposing the decision of the federal government and Canadian ...

Press Conference: Union Brings Call for Reversal of Coast Guard Cuts to Ottawa
February 7, 2012 4:35 PM
CAW Local 2182 President Martin Grégoire and Local 2182 Pacific Region Director Allan Hughes will be in Ottawa at the Parliamentary Press Gallery on February 8 ...

CAW Outraged at Closure Announcement at Electro-Motive in London
February 3, 2012 11:30 AM
CAW President Ken Lewenza is expressing his anger and frustration at what is he calling the "callous move" by Caterpillar to suddenly close its London Electro...

Oshawa Calls for Exemption from European Trade Deal
February 2, 2012 10:45 AM
Oshawa City Council joined a growing list of municipalities across Canada raising concerns around a proposed Canada-European Union free trade deal that would ...

CAW Urges Ontario to Support Maintenance of Gun Registry Data
February 2, 2012 9:00 AM
The CAW is calling on Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty to establish a provincial long-gun registry for non-restricted firearms in the wake of the Harper ...

Premier McGuinty Urges Caterpillar to Show Flexibility
February 1, 2012 3:10 PM
Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty urged Caterpillar to return to the bargaining table and "demonstrate some flexibility" during a January 31 speech to the London ...

CAW 2012 Family Education Program
February 1, 2012 10:40 AM
If you're considering a family vacation this summer think about applying for the CAW's Family Education Program in Port Elgin, Ontario. The program is open to ...

Sunwing Pilots Association Merges with CAW
January 31, 2012 2:30 PM
The association representing pilots at Sunwing Airlines Inc. has merged with the CAW. An agreement was recently finalized merging approximately 150 members ...

CAW President Sends Solidarity Message to Locked-out Rio Tinto Workers
January 31, 2012 10:15 AM
CAW President Ken Lewenza has sent a message of solidarity and support to the nearly 800 locked out United Steelworker union members at Rio Tinto in Alma, QC...

CAW Local 114 Members Ratify New Contract at Viking Air
January 30, 2012 11:50 AM
CAW Local 114 members who work at Viking Air in British Columbia have voted 95 per cent in favour of a new contract with the aircraft maker. The CAW ...

Veterans Transportation First Agreement
January 27, 2012 3:20 PM
CAW Local 504 members who work at Veterans Transportation in Hamilton, Ontario have voted 82 per cent in favour of a first agreement...

Air Canada Crew Schedulers Without Agreement Since May, Vote to Strike if Necessary
January 27, 2012 2:25 PM
Inflight and flight operations crew schedulers have voted overwhelmingly to go on strike if necessary. Inflight crew schedulers voted 96 per cent in favour...

A Moment of Truth for Canadian Labour - CAW/CEP Discussion Paper
January 26, 2012 4:00 PM
Talks between the CAW and CEP to create a new Canadian union are being explored. The national executive boards of both unions have recently endorsed these ...

Caterpillar Demands for Cuts Prove Groundless in Wake of Record Profit Announcement, CAW President says
January 26, 2012 1:20 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza is demanding that Caterpillar take its concessionary demands off of the negotiating table in light of today's announcement of the ...

Caterpillar Picketed Today in a Dozen Canadian Cities
January 26, 2012 1:00 PM
The union representing locked-out locomotive workers in London, Ontario, Canada is bringing its call for fairness directly to Caterpillar customers...

CAW President Calls on Feds to Stop Cuts to Coast Guard Communication Centres
January 25, 2012 12:18 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza is calling on the federal government and the Coast Guard to stop a shortsighted plan to cut servicing hours for Marine Communications...

CAW and CEP to Begin Talks on New Union
January 24, 2012 11:40 AM
The executive boards of the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers unions have unanimously approved a process to explore the ...

CAW Economist to Speak on Canada-EU Trade Resolution at City Hall
January 23, 2012 2:20 PM
CAW Economist Jim Stanford will address the City of Toronto's Executive Committee tomorrow (Tuesday January 24) as they deliberate a resolution requesting the...

Massive Rally in Support of Electro-Motive Workers
January 21, 2012 4:57 PM
More than 15,000 demonstrators rallied in London's Victoria Park today in a show of solidarity with 465 CAW Local 27 members locked-out by Caterpillar. ...

Occupy Movement Continues to Highlight Inequality
January 20, 2012 2:10 PM
The tents may down from St. James Park, but the Occupy movement in Toronto is continuing its work to highlight issues of inequality, corporate greed, and the ...

Thousands Expected for London Day of Action for Canadian Jobs, Rally Speakers List
January 19, 2012 4:00 PM
Thousands upon thousands of union and community members will take part in a mass rally, calling on U.S.-based Caterpillar to end the lock-out of its nearly 500 ...

Court Victory for Toronto Limousine Drivers
January 18, 2012 4:00 PM
An Ontario Superior Court Judge has dismissed two claims by employer Aaroport Limousine against CAW Local 252 members paving the way for first contract ...

CAW Reaches Tentative Agreement Covering Flight Service Specialists with Nav Canada
January 18, 2012 2:10 PM
CAW Local 2245, which represents Flight Service Specialists at Canadian airports, has reached a tentative collective agreement with Nav Canada today...

Union Serves 72-Hour Strike Notice at Viking Air
January 17, 2012 10:00 AM
The Canadian Auto Workers union (CAW) served 72 hour strike notice today at the bargaining table with Viking Air. The union has now set a strike deadline for ...

Protesting Newfoundland Fish Plant Closures
January 12, 2012 12:15 PM
More than 200 FFAW/CAW members, family and other supporters crowded in front of the Ocean Choice International offices in Paradise, Newfoundland and Labrador to...

Strengthen Public Services and Expand the Ontario Economy, CAW Urges Commission
January 12, 2012 9:20 AM
The CAW is stressing that more private sector involvement is the wrong way to reform Public Services in Ontario.In a 19-page submission to the Commission ...

Electro-Motive Workers Day of Action on Saturday, January 21
January 9, 2012 1:35 PM
Labour organizations from across Canada are pledging support for the nearly 500 CAW members in London, Ontario who have been locked out by Electro-Motive ...

Canada's Year-End Employment Numbers Paint Sad Picture for 2012, CAW says
January 6, 2012 3:37 PM
Despite a gain of nearly 18,000 new jobs in December, job growth in Canada was found exclusively among those working part-time and the self-employed......

Tomorrow - NDP Leadership Candidate Peggy Nash to Visit Electro-Motive Picket Line in London
January 6, 2012 10:00 AM
NDP MP and leadership candidate Peggy Nash will be bringing her support to locked-out Electro-Motive workers in a visit to the picket line in London, tomorrow ...

CAW Questions Government Claims Regarding Electro Motive Assets, Calls for Full Disclosure of Sale
January 5, 2012 3:32 PM
The CAW is questioning federal government claims that London, Ontario locomotive maker Electro-Motive's assets were below the Investment Canada Act threshold......

Electro-Motive Locks Out CAW Members in London
January 1, 2012 5:30 PM
Electro-Motive (Caterpillar) has locked out CAW members as of this evening. Workers had planned to report to their regular shift as of tonight at 11p.m. the...

CAW Members at Caterpillar vote 97 per cent in Favour of Strike Action, if Necessary
December 30, 2011 12:00 PM
CAW Members at Caterpillar in London have voted 97.8 per cent in favour of a strike, if necessary, at a meeting held this morning. Approximately 90 per cent of ...

CAW Local 1688 Helps Reduce Drinking and Driving
December 26, 2011 7:32 PM
CAW Local 1688 in Ottawa has given $5000 in taxi chits toward reducing impaired driving. ...

CAW Urges Harper to Review Caterpillar Purchase of London Locomotive Plant
December 21, 2011 12:15 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza is calling on the federal government to immediately conduct a full review of U.S. based Caterpillar's purchase of Canada's only ...

CAW Donates to 46 Food Banks Across Canada
December 20, 2011 2:40 PM
The CAW is contributing $135,000 to food banks from British Columbia to Newfoundland and Labrador, as part of an annual donation to ease hunger...

Spencer ARL Parts Plant Opens in Niagara Falls
December 16, 2011 3:20 PM
A new auto parts manufacturing facility has officially opened in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Niagara Falls City Councillors attended a brief opening ceremony on...

Kyoto Pull-Out Sets Canada on Wrong Economic Track, CAW says
December 15, 2011 9:30 AM
The Harper government's decision to pull Canada out of the Kyoto Protocol is not only a devastating blow to the country's efforts to combat climate change, but ...

CAW Bursaries: April 30 Deadline
December 12, 2011 3:00 PM
The CAW National Union and CAW Council offer a total of 25 bursaries to students entering their first year of post secondary education...

Transgender Rights Bill: Take Action
December 12, 2011 12:45 PM
A bill has been reintroduced in the House of Commons to ensure greater protections for transgender people by NDP LGBT critic Randall Garrison...

CAW President Raises Concerns about Scope of Canada- U.S. Border Deal
December 9, 2011 2:00 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza is raising cautions about the new Canada-U.S. border deal announced this week in Washington...

CAW Donates to Goderich Relief Efforts
December 8, 2011 9:50 AM
The CAW has donated $35,000 to the Town of Goderich, Ontario in support of relief and rebuilding efforts in the wake of a devastating tornado that ripped ...

Bud Jimmerfield Award Goes to Longtime CAW Local 636 Activist
December 7, 2011 10:20 AM
CAW health and safety activist Garry Gray has seen the conditions of work change dramatically in his more than 40 years on the job...

We Make It Move
December 7, 2011 10:00 AM
A new CAW policy document called We Make It Move: A Vision for Sustainable Transportation was unanimously endorsed by CAW Council...

CAW Commemorates Jack Layton with Dedication at New YWCA Centre
December 6, 2011 4:30 PM
The CAW has raised $100,000 to name a room in honour of former federal NDP leader and White Ribbon Campaign founder Jack Layton at a newly-opened YWCA Elm ...

CAW Throws Support Behind Injured Workers Campaign
December 6, 2011 3:25 PM
CAW Council delegates unanimously endorsed a resolution calling on the union to re-commit itself to the fight for injured workers rights and to champion a call ...

Support for Women's Shelters and Food Banks
December 6, 2011 2:15 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza outlined the terrible toll poverty takes on communities across the country with one in 10 Canadians living in poverty, according to...

CAW Urges Municipal Councils to Steer Clear of CETA
December 6, 2011 1:30 PM
CAW delegates unanimously endorsed a recommendation urging city and town councils across Canada to demand a "clear, permanent exemption" from a proposed...

Federal Government Must Act in Wake of Attawapiskat Crisis
December 5, 2011 2:40 PM
Delegates to CAW Council called on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to take immediate action to work with First Nations communities to solve problems such as ...

Canada Should Lead on Climate Talks or "Get Out of the Way," Progressive NGOs say
December 5, 2011 1:50 PM
In a joint statement, progressive non-governmental organizations and trade unions are urging the Harper government to lead on a new ambitious, equitable and...

Toronto MP Olivia Chow Urges Continued Progress on White Ribbon Campaign
December 3, 2011 3:00 PM
NDP MP Olivia Chow urged delegates to continue their efforts to end male violence against women by not only raising it on the shop floor and in their...

Council Delegates Commit to Push Pay Equity in Bargaining
December 3, 2011 2:48 PM
Delegates to CAW Council unanimously endorsed a recommendation calling on staff representatives, local union leaders and bargaining committee members.......

Taxes Fairness a Centre-Piece of Fight Against Income Inequality
December 3, 2011 9:06 AM
A more robust income tax system that makes the rich pay a fairer share of taxes is an important tool to help fight against income and social inequality......

NDP Leadership Candidate Peggy Nash Urges Delegates to Rebalance Politics
December 2, 2011 5:00 PM
Federal NDP leadership candidate Peggy Nash reminded delegates of the importance of being actively involved in electoral politics as they seek to build a more...

Don't Pay Down Deficit During Recession, Lewenza Urges
December 2, 2011 4:00 PM
In a wide ranging address to CAW Council, CAW National President Ken Lewenza urged the approximately 800 delegates, staff and guests to turn their attention......

Unions and Occupy Movement must foster community links, Council delegates told
December 2, 2011 4:15 PM
Occupy Toronto activist Lana Goldberg said the Occupy movement wants to build links with labour and with community groups to further the struggle for a fair and...

Canada must change approach to job creation, CAW says
December 2, 2011 10:50 AM
The absence of a national good jobs strategy for Canada is cause for concern and should prompt the federal government to change its approach to job creation as ...

CAW Delegates Converge in Toronto for Weekend Long Council Meeting
December 1, 2011 2:05 PM
CAW members from across Canada will meet in downtown Toronto for the union's CAW Council meetings at the Sheraton Centre from December 2 to 4. The Council is...

Fighting to Build Health Care
November 30, 2011 9:30 AM
CAW activists from right across Nova Scotia took part in a public rally to strengthen and extend Canada's Medicare system...

Ontario Health Action Assembly
November 29, 2011 3:25 PM
Dozens of CAW activists from local unions and retiree chapters across the province attended the two-day Ontario Health Action Annual Assembly November 19-20 in ...

Public Forum on Labour Relations in China
November 28, 2011 3:25 PM
The CAW recently co-sponsored a public forum called Building Solidarity with Workers in China...

Toronto Councillors Right to Raise Flags over CETA, CAW says
November 28, 2011 9:10 AM
CAW President Ken Lewenza applauded Toronto City Councillors Glenn de Baeremaeker and Kristyn Wong-Tam for introducing a motion on November 23 calling for a ...

OFL Rejects Pay Day Loan Scheme for Unemployed Workers
November 26, 2011 11:00 AM
Ontario Federation of Labour President Sid Ryan has rejected the latest report from the Mowat Centre Employment Insurance (EI) Task Force, released on November...

Viking Air Workers Vote 94% in Favour of Strike Action
November 23, 2011 4:20 PM
CAW members at Viking Air voted 94% in favour of strike action if necessary to achieve a fair collective agreement at a series of meetings held on October 28...

Financial Appeal for Locked Out Cummins Workers
November 22, 2011 12:15 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza has issued a financial appeal on behalf of 30 Cummins workers who are members of CAW Local 1044 in Ste. Foy, Quebec and who have been ...

New Agreement for CAW Local 1016 Members at Nav Canada
November 22, 2011 12:00 PM
CAW Local 1016 members who work at Nav Canada providing training and operational support for air traffic control have ratified a new two-year agreement...

Overwhelming Support for New Agreement at Brinks in BC
November 21, 2011 10:15 AM
CAW Local 114 members who work for Brinks Canada in British Columbia have overwhelmingly ratified a new three-year collective agreement with strong wage ...

CAW Welcomes Wind Turbine as Step Towards Environmental Sustainability
November 18, 2011 10:00 AM
The CAW welcomes the recent Ontario Municipal Board decision to allow the union to go ahead with the construction of a small wind turbine on its property at the...

Canada Should Prioritize Full Employment over Low Inflation, CAW says
November 17, 2011 10:00 AM
The CAW is calling on the federal government to drop its rigid program of inflation targeting and instead mandate the Bank of Canada to adopt a more flexible...

Settlement Resists Concession Demands at Continental AG in Chatham, Ontario
November 16, 2011 2:55 PM
CAW Local 35 members who work at Continental AG, an automotive research and development company, in Chatham, Ontario have voted 83 per cent in favour of a new ...

CAW Economist to Appear before House of Commons Finance Committee
November 15, 2011 9:00 AM
CAW Economist Jim Stanford will be appearing before a hearing of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance today, November 15, on the issue of ...

CAW Ratifies New Agreement at Northstar, Ends Strike
November 11, 2011 3:45 PM
CAW Local 112 members at Northstar Aerospace have today ratified a new three-year collective agreement by a margin of 75 percent, marking the end of a 30-day ...

Strong Strike Mandate by CAW Members at Continental AG in Chatham, Ontario
November 11, 2011 2:45 PM
CAW Local 35 members who work at an automotive research and development company in Chatham, Ontario have voted 100 per cent in favour of a strike, if necessary...

CAW Inks New Deal with Lakeside Steel
November 8, 2011 3:30 PM
CAW Local 523 members working at the Lakeside Steel facility in Welland, Ontario voted 78 per cent in favour of a new three-year collective agreement on...

GM Health Care Trust Finalized, says CAW President
November 8, 2011 1:55 PM
The Canadian Auto Workers union welcomes the finalization of a new and independent trust fund that will cover the costs of supplementary health care benefits ...

New LUMA Committee Elected
November 8, 2011 11:00 AM
Delegates to the recent CAW Local Union Media Association (LUMA) Conference have selected a new committee to provide help and guidance regarding the association...

Job Market Instability Clear Sign of Sputtering Economy, says CAW President
November 4, 2011 12:15 PM
A stunning decline in employment in October (72,000 full time job losses) negates the significant job gains recorded in September and should send a clear ...

Peggy Nash Launches NDP Leadership Campaign
November 2, 2011 12:30 PM
Current NDP MP and former Assistant to CAW National President Peggy Nash announced her NDP leadership bid on October 28, vowing to make jobs and the Canadian ...

Party For Our Times Magazine
November 1, 2011 3:45 PM
Our Times Magazine will celebrate 30 years of stories about workers' rights and social justice on December 3 in Toronto...

CAW President Calls on Air Canada to Reverse Decision to Relocate Scheduling Crew
October 31, 2011 12:00 PM
The CAW will be calling on Air Canada to reverse its decision to relocate crew scheduling personnel, in an early afternoon meeting today with the airline...

CAW Focuses Spotlight on Bad Trade Deal with Europe
October 31, 2011 10:25 AM
Actions by CAW members in Vancouver, British Columbia and Windsor, Ontario on October 17 helped raise the profile of a national campaign to stop a potentially ...

Harper's Gun Bill Sets Canada Back Decades, CAW says
October 25, 2011 2:30 PM
The introduction of Bill C-19 today in the House of Commons, and its possible coming into force, will set Canada's gun control efforts back decades ...

CAW Reaches Tentative Agreement with Nav Canada
October 24, 2011 2:20 PM
CAW Local 1016 reached a new tentative agreement with Nav Canada over this past weekend. CAW members provide training and vital operational support to Canada's ...

CAW President Urges Support for Occupy Toronto and other Occupy Movements
October 21, 2011 5:00 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza voiced his support today for participants of Occupy Toronto, currently living at St. James Park downtown Toronto. ...

CAW Launches Good Jobs in a Green Economy Course
October 20, 2011 4:05 PM
The CAW launched its new Good Jobs in a Green Economy education course at the CAW Family Education Centre in Port Elgin, Ontario...

CAW Holds Atlantic Region Leadership Meeting
October 20, 2011 2:00 PM
CAW local union leadership from the four Atlantic Provinces participated in an open discussion and strategy session with National President Ken Lewenza ...

Massive Government Procurement Will Revitalize Halifax Shipyard, says CAW President
October 19, 2011 4:35 PM
Today's announcement of $25 billion in federal shipbuilding contracts for the Irving Shipyard in Halifax demonstrates the key role government can play in ...

Support Striking Auto Workers in India
October 19, 2011 12:00 PM
The CAW is calling on members to support the struggle of 7,000 striking auto workers in India, who are facing heavy-handed repression by their company (Maruti ...

CAW Ratifies Three-Year Deal with Voith Industrial Services
October 19, 2011 11:05 PM
CAW members that perform cleaning and janitorial service work at Ford assembly plants in Windsor and Oakville have ratified a new master agreement with Voith ...

Aerospace Workers Fight Off Northstar Injunction Threat
October 19, 2011 9:35 AM
Over 100 CAW Local 112 members working at Northstar Aerospace in Milton, Ontario rallied outside the factory on October 17 to defend their right to picket ...

An Evening of Hope in Durham
October 18, 2011 3:45 PM
CAW members in Durham region will be participating in an Evening of Hope, an Evening of Remembrance on October 20. The event is an annual memorial for those...

Provincial Elections Signal Growing Support for Progressive Politics in Canada
October 17, 2011 10:00 AM
Progressive politics received a shot in the arm following a series of provincial elections that saw Canadians vote in more progressive candidates, a further...

CAW Members Vote to Accept Contracts with the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation
October 14, 2011 3:20 PM
Despite interference earlier in bargaining by Federal Labour Minister Lisa Raitt, CAW members working at the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation ...

CAW Supports Occupy Efforts in Canada
October 14, 2011 1:50 PM
The CAW is supporting participation in the grassroots mobilizing efforts of the Occupy Canada movement, set to begin on October 15 in cities across the country...

CAW Denounces Harper Government's Misuse of Labour Rules
October 13, 2011 1:30 PM
The CAW is denouncing the recent actions of the federal Conservative government to prevent Air Canada flight attendants from exercising their legal right to...

Shelburne Nova Scotia Shipyard Awarded Refit Work
October 13, 2011 12:20 PM
A shipyard in Shelburne, Nova Scotia has been awarded $2.4 million in refit work on vessels for the navy and coast guard, providing new work for CAW/Marine ...

Coalition Launches Website for Rescue Centre Campaign
October 12, 2011 3:00 PM
A coalition of citizens, municipalities, unions and other civil society organizations in Newfoundland and Labrador has launched a new campaign website as part ...

Goderich Tornado Financial Appeal
October 12, 2011 11:40 AM
CAW local unions are being asked to provide financial support to the Ontario community of Goderich, which was devastated by a tornado on August 21, 2011...

CAW Members Flash Mob and Rally to Save Gun Registry
October 11, 2011 2:30 PM
CAW members across southern Ontario took to the streets and called on the Harper government to save the national long-gun registry...

Public Forum on Labour Relations in China on October 13
October 11, 2011 2:20 PM
The CAW is co-sponsoring a public forum called Building Solidarity with Workers in China that will be held at Ryerson University (in the Thomas Lounge ...

Canada Must Set Quality Standards for New Job Creation, CAW says
October 7, 2011 9:15 AM
Encouraged by news that Canada pumped out 61,000 net new full-time jobs in September, it's the quality of those jobs that matter more to the health of our...

CAW Applauds Rejection of Divisive Conservative Policies in Ontario Election
October 6, 2011 11:55 PM
The election of a Liberal minority government tonight with the NDP holding the balance of power is a step forward for workers and their families, said CAW......

CAW Builds International Links to Fight Precarious Work
October 6, 2011 5:30 PM
Billed as a lead up to World Day for Decent Work, the Canadian Auto Workers union recently hosted two Good Jobs, Bad Jobs round tables with visiting union...

CAW Women Leaders Remember Nancy Riche
October 4, 2011 12:45 PM
CAW members, activists and leaders remember Nancy Riche as an outspoken feminist with a keen sense of justice, a tireless fighter and a trailblazer for women...

CAW Members Approve Deal at Oakville Transit
October 3, 2011 11:20 AM
CAW members at Oakville Transit approved a new two and a half year tentative agreement during a ratification meeting Sunday...

CAW Reaches Tentative Agreements with the St. Lawrence Seaway
October 3, 2011 7:30 AM
The CAW has reached new tentative agreements with St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation early this morning, avoiding a possible strike. The CAW represents...

CAW Issues 72-Hour Strike Notice to the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation
September 30, 2011 3:30 PM
CAW representing supervisory, operations, maintenance and headquarters workers of the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation have issued its 72-hour strike ...

CAW Reaches Tentative Agreement at Oakville Transit
September 30, 2011 2:35 PM
The CAW has just reached a tentative agreement with Oakville Transit, avoiding any possible disruption in transit service...

Hudak's "Corporate Welfare" Pledge Jeopardizes Tens of Thousands of Auto Jobs
September 30, 2011 2:15 PM
Tim Hudak's promise to end all provincial government subsidies to business, in the name of ending so-called corporate welfare, would destroy Ontario's chances...

Ontario Conservative Platform has $10 Billion "Hole": CCPA Study
September 29, 2011 3:11 PM
A comprehensive comparison of the election platforms of the three major parties in Ontario's election has revealed an enormous fiscal hole in the Conservative...

Conference Delegates Launch Sustainable Transportation Plan
September 29, 2011 2:00 PM
Transportation workers, local union leadership and staff gathered from right across the country for the first ever CAW Transportation Conference, to plan for ...

CAW Members Ratify New Agreement at Xstrata
September 28, 2011 2:20 PM
CAW Local 599 members who work at the Xstrata Kidd Metallurgical site in Timmins, Ontario have overwhelmingly ratified a new three-year collective agreement...

Agreement at Coast Mountain Bus in British Columbia
September 27, 2011 2:40 PM
The 3800 members of CAW Local 111 and 900 members of CAW Local 2200 who work at Coast Mountain Bus Company in British Columbia's Lower Mainland recently ...

Oakville Transit Negotiations Stall as Strike Deadline Looms
September 27, 2011 11:25 AM
Contract negotiations between Oakville Transit and the CAW have stalled and Oakville Transit workers could be forced to take strike action as early as 11:59 pm...

Global Financial Chaos Underpins Need to Protect Ontario Jobs, CAW President Says
September 23, 2011 12:00 PM
Dramatic deterioration in financial markets and slowing global growth make it all the more essential that Ontario's next government be pro-active in attracting ...

Upcoming Education Courses in Port Elgin
September 22, 2011 11:49 AM
The CAW Education Department has extended the registration deadline for two of its recently updated courses: Toxic Substances in the Workplace and Stress: The W...

Rally to Save National Long-Gun Registry
September 21, 2011 11:50 AM
CAW Local 1106 members are inviting the public to participate in an evening rally to save the national Long-Gun Registry today at the Speakers Corner ...

London Art Honours Trade Union Pioneers
September 21, 2011 11:20 AM
A new installation of public art in London, Ontario's Peace Gardens honours a group of trade union pioneers who settled in the region more than a century ago...

Arbitrator Sides with CAW on Pensions for New Hires at Air Canada
September 18, 2011 3:30 PM
The CAW has won the right to maintain the defined benefit pension plan for new hires at Air Canada, an arbitration ruling released Friday says. In the 62...

Overwhelming Support for New Agreement at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
September 15, 2011 4:04 PM
CAW Local 4275 members who work at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver have overwhelmingly ratified a new three-year contract with wage, benefit and pension improvemen...

Communications Conference
September 14, 2011 4:15 PM
The CAW's Local Union Media Association Conference is fast approaching and for those who have not yet registered it's not too late. The conference will be held ...

TONIGHT: CAW President Ken Lewenza to Deliver Election Speech in Thunder Bay
September 14, 2011 1:17 PM
CAW National President Ken Lewenza will deliver a pre-election rallying speech to CAW members in the Thunder Bay area this evening, at a meeting to plan and...

Long Term Care Rally in London
September 14, 2011 12:25 PM
CAW members took their Minimum Care Standards campaign to the office of Ontario Minister of Health and Long Term Care Deb Matthews in London on September 7...

Nominations for the Bud Jimmerfield Award
September 9, 2011 2:45 PM
Nominations are being sought for the CAW's Bud Jimmerfield Award...

CAW to Endorse NDP in Upcoming Manitoba Election
September 9, 2011 11:00 AM
CAW local union leadership and staff will meet today to plan the union's strategy going into the upcoming Manitoba provincial election. Manitoba Minister......

Workers Most Vulnerable to Possible Double-dip Recession, CAW says
September 9, 2011 10:00 AM
Canada's job market still hasn't fully recovered from the last major economic crisis, leaving workers more vulnerable to layoffs, wage cuts and poorer quality.....

Photographic Exhibition of GM Scarborough Van Plant
September 8, 2011 4:36 PM
Anyone connected to the Scarborough Van Plant is invited to attend a photo exhibition by Gayle Hurmuses of images from the General Motors plant, which closed in...

Save City Services, Defend Good Jobs
September 7, 2011 3:19 PM
A Community Day of Action to stop cuts to city services is planned for Monday, September 26 at Toronto City Hall including plans for a rally outside the city...

New Agreement Overwhelmingly Approved at Great Blue Heron Casino
September 7, 2011 1:12 PM
CAW Local 1090 members who work at the Great Blue Heron Casino have voted 75 per cent in favour of a new three-year collective agreement that resists company...

CAW Local 199 Leads Way on Niagara Health System Changes
September 6, 2011 5:00 PM
The long overdue appointment of a Supervisor to take over the Niagara Health System can be credited, in part to the actions of CAW Local 199 in St. Catharines...

CAW Reaches Tentative Agreement at Great Blue Heron Casino
September 1, 2011 12:17 PM
Negotiators for CAW Local 1090 reached a tentative agreement with Great Blue Heron Casino management shortly before a 12 a.m. deadline August 31...

Ontario Families Squeezed by Rising University Tuition Fees, Report Says
August 31, 2011 3:50 PM
The cost of a university education in Ontario is a growing financial burden on students and their families, especially for low and middle income families...

A Labour Day message by CAW National President Ken Lewenza: We Must Set Our Sights Higher
August 31, 2011 3:25 PM
Labour Day has always offered working Canadians a chance to step back and reflect on our collective achievements. Workplace safety rules. Decent wages and...

Over the Top Response to Newfoundland Shrimp Allocation, FFAW says
August 31, 2011 2:00 PM
FFAW/CAW President Earle McCurdy said he is "flabbergasted' to hear that Newfoundland shrimp processing companies want a 3,000 metric tonne shrimp allocation...

Jobs Forum Cancelled
August 31, 2011 11:00 AM
A forum on The Future of Jobs in Ontario originally scheduled for September 12 has been cancelled....

Overwhelming Ratification at Johnson Controls
August 30, 2011 11:54 PM
CAW Local 222 members who work at auto parts maker Johnson Controls in Whitby, Ontario have overwhelmingly voted in favour of a new three-year collective...

Injured Workers Occupy MPP Offices in Ontario
August 30, 2011 11:38 AM
Injured workers struggling to deal with poverty because of a flawed workers' compensation system occupied the offices of six MPPs in Ontario, including those...

CAW Calls for Complete Shutdown at Great Blue Heron Casino if Work Disruption Occurs
August 30, 2011 11:10 AM
CAW President Ken Lewenza is calling for the province to mandate a complete shutdown of Great Blue Heron Casino in Port Perry in the case of a lock-out or......

Ticket Tellers Take Aim at Woodbine Automation Plans
August 26, 2011 12:35 PM
CAW Local 2007 has launched a public awareness campaign that takes aim at Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) plans to fully automate ticket-taking operations in...

CAW Reaches Tentative Agreement with JCI
August 26, 2011 9:50 AM
The CAW has reached a new tentative collective agreement with Johnson Controls (JCI), hours before a strike deadline of midnight last night....

An Open Letter -The CAW Joins in Mourning the Loss of Jack Layton, and Remembering his Social Democratic Values
August 22, 2011 12:35 PM
The news of federal NDP leader Jack Layton's passing has deeply saddened CAW leaders, members and staff right across the country, as we mourn the loss of an ...

New Agreement at Bombardier Thunder Bay
August 19, 2011 4:25 PM
CAW Local 1075 members who work at Bombardier's Thunder Bay rail car plant have overwhelmingly ratified a new collective agreement that resists concession ...

Courtland Nursing Home Workers Win Wage Increases
August 19, 2011 4:10 PM
In a significant victory for CAW Local 302 members who work at a Courtland, Ontario nursing home owned and operated by Caressant Care, an arbitrator has awarded...

Reminder: CAW Transportation Conference September 23-25, 2011
August 19, 2011 4:00 PM
The CAW Transportation Conference is scheduled for September 23-25, 2011 at the CAW Family Education Centre in Port Elgin, Ontario. The conference convenes at ...

CAW Women's Conference Inspires and Challenges
August 19, 2011 8:45 AM
The 2011 CAW Women's Conference, "Women, Power and Politics - the Personal Really is Political" promised to be bigger and better than ever. More than 187 ...

London Unemployment Rate Prompts Emergency Summit on Jobs
August 17, 2011 2:45 PM
The CAW is urging a regional industrial strategy as well as policies to develop good jobs with stability and decent working conditions as keys to lowering the ...

CAW Will Strike Johnson Controls to Save Jobs, if Necessary
August 16, 2011 12:25 PM
CAW Local 222 members working at the Johnson Controls auto parts facility in Whitby, Ontario have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action if a fair deal...

Working Families Revamps Website
August 15, 2011 4:34 PM
Working Families has launched a new website with print and video content aimed at educating working families in Ontario about issues important to them in the......

Air Traffic Controllers Ratify Agreement
August 12, 2011 2:00 PM
CATCA CAW Local 5454 announced today that its members had voted 79 per cent in favour of a contract settlement reached last month with NAV Canada. ...

New Deal at Bombardier in Thunder Bay
August 11, 2011 11:25 AM
Workers at Bombardier's Thunder Bay rail car manufacturing facility could soon be back on the job after the CAW Local 1075 reached a tentative agreement with ...

CAW Urges Support for Famine Relief Effort
August 10, 2011 2:00 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza is urging CAW local unions, members and staff to make a contribution to the East Africa famine relief effort...

New Agreements Ratified at Ontario Lottery and Gaming
August 10, 2011 1:45 PM
CAW members working for the Ontario Lottery and Gaming commission at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Sudbury Downs and Brantford Casino overwhelmingly ratified ...

CAW on Strike at Bombardier in Thunder Bay
August 9, 2011 4:10 PM
The CAW is on strike at Bombardier in Thunder Bay, as of 4 p.m. today, after a breakdown in negotiations....

New Agreement at Sandvik, Ending Strike
August 9, 2011 4:00 PM
The CAW has reached and ratified a new collective agreement with Sandvik Material Technologies, ending a more than three week long strike...

Future of Jobs Forum
August 5, 2011 2:25 PM
A pre-election forum focused on The Future of Jobs in Ontario will be held Monday, September 12 at the North York Civic Centre in Toronto. The forum will ...

Weak Job Market a Concern for Real Economic Recovery, says CAW President
August 5, 2011 8:45 AM
Today's announcement of continued job growth in Canada is in stark contrast to the more deeply rooted challenges facing our national labour market, said CAW ...

Engine Work Good News for Windsor
August 4, 2011 3:30 PM
Block machining for Ford's 5.0 litre engine program will get underway at the Essex Engine plant later this year along with the retooling of another machining...

CAW Sisters Raise Thousands on the Highway to Help
August 3, 2011 12:15 PM
Members of the CAW Local 27 Women's Committee hit the road on a motorcycle ride through Southern Ontario communities from July 25 to 29 - dubbed the Highway to ...

Navistar Closure Devastating, CAW President says
August 2, 2011 4:30 PM
The announced closure of Navistar International Truck's Chatham facility today is a devastating blow to the workers, their families and the entire community...

Information Picket in Oakville for Retiree Benefits
August 2, 2011 1:45 PM
The CAW is holding an information picket on August 5, calling on German multinational ThyssenKrupp to live up to its commitment on retiree benefits. The union ...

Rally to Safeguard Public Health Care in Ontario
July 28, 2011 4:00 PM
A mass rally to protect 'public Health Care for people, and not for profit,' will be held at Queen's Park in Toronto on Tuesday, September 13 starting at noon...

Closure of Historic Siemens Plant Sad Day for Hamilton
July 28, 2011 10:30 AM
The end of production this Friday at the historic Siemens gas turbine facility in Hamilton will be a difficult and sad day for workers and the local community...

New Agreement Ratified at Woodingford Lodge Homes
July 27, 2011 12:55 PM
CAW Local 636 members who work at three Woodingford Lodge homes have overwhelmingly ratified a new three-year agreement with solid wage and benefit increases...

New Contract at Autoliv in Tilbury
July 27, 2011 11:30 AM
CAW Local 1941 members at Autoliv Canada in Tilbury ratified a new three year collective agreement by 93 per cent earlier this summer...

Metro Workers Ratify New Deal
July 26, 2011 10:00 AM
CAW members working at Metro supermarkets in Ontario have ratified a new collective agreement that includes wage and benefit increases, pension improvements as ...

CAW to Rally Support for Striking Sandvik Workers
July 26, 2011 8:45 AM
The CAW is targeting the Sandvik Canadian head office in support of its striking members. The Sandvik workers, employed at the company's facility in Arnprior...

CAW President Voices Support and Concern for NDP Leader
July 25, 2011 3:40 PM
Following NDP Leader Jack Layton's announcement that he would be temporarily stepping down as federal party leader due to health concerns, CAW President ...

Tentative Agreement for Canada's Air Traffic Controllers
July 25, 2011 3:30 PM
CATCA/CAW Local 5454, representing over 2,100 air traffic controllers, has reached a new tentative agreement with NAV CANADA...

Workers Gear up for Provincial Ride to Stop Violence Against Women
July 22, 2011 1:55 PM
Members of the CAW Local 27 Women's Committee are hitting the road on a motorcycle ride through Southern Ontario communities from July 25-29 to raise awareness ...

Special Info Session to be held for Laid-Off IQT Call Centre Workers
July 21, 2011 2:10 PM
In response to the sudden layoff of 400 IQT Solutions call centre workers in Oshawa a special information meeting will be held for all impacted employees on ...

Closure Agreement at Woodbridge Foam in Tilbury
July 20, 2011 3:45 PM
CAW members working at Woodbridge Foam in Tilbury, Ontario have ratified a closure agreement, covering the location's more than 170 workers...

Employee and Family Assistance (Substance Abuse) Conference:
July 20, 2011 9:00 AM
The CAW is offering its Employee and Family Assistance Program Conference for EFAP liaisons and those interested in becoming involved -September 16 -18 at the...

Proposed Personal Support Worker Registry: Not All Good for PSWs
July 19, 2011 3:40 PM
In response to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care's (MOHLTC) proposed PSW registry, CAW Canada submitted a brief outlining a number of concerns...

Long Term Care Workers Protest Layoffs in Kitchener
July 18, 2011 11:50 AM
A small group of CAW members made some big noise in Kitchener on July 11, protesting impending staff cutbacks at a local Revera retirement home that workers ...

North Bay Workers Frustrated, Angered by Metrolinx Contract Sign-Off, CAW President Says
July 14, 2011 4:57 PM
CAW National President Ken Lewenza said union members in North Bay are frustrated and angered following news that the province has formally signed-off on a $120...

Canadian Ships Start Here - Show Your Support!
July 14, 2011 12:20 PM
CAW members in Nova Scotia are taking part in the Canadian Ships Start Here campaign, aiming to secure long-term work at the Halifax shipyard......

CAW Inks New Deal at Saputo Cheese
July 13, 2011 3:45 PM
Union members at Saputo Cheese in Georgetown, Ontario have voted in favour of a new three-year agreement that includes wage increases in addition to lump sum......

New Deal at Marshall Gowland Manor in Sarnia, Ontario
July 12, 2011 12:56 PM
CAW members at Marshall Gowland Manor Nursing Home have overwhelmingly ratified a new collective agreement by 95 per cent. ...

CAW Members at Sandvik Material Technologies on Strike
July 13, 2011 9:30 AM
CAW members at Sandvik Materials Technology Canada in Arnprior, Ontario could be on strike as of July 13 at 12:01 a.m. over company demands for concessions to...

Ornge Announces New Oshawa Base
July 11, 2011 3:47 PM
Critical care medical transportation firm ORNGE has announced that it will open a helicopter base in Oshawa, Ontario, marking an important success for the...

Annual ETOP Summer Conference - Register Now!
July 11, 2011 12:20 PM
The Education, Technical, Office and Professional Sector Council will be hosting its annual summer conference August 3-5. The conference will feature guest...

Canada's Job Market Stuck in Neutral, Auto Union President Says
July 8, 2011 12:37 PM
Canada's job market is still stuck in neutral. It is high time the federal government acknowledge and address this fact," said CAW President Ken Lewenza in......

Kitchener Frame Bankruptcy Could Undercut Retiree Benefits, CAW Says
July 7, 2011 4:12 PM
Retirees and surviving spouses at the former Kitchener Frame auto parts facility in Kitchener, Ontario are shocked and dismayed following the unexpected corpora...

Overwhelming Approval of Grand River Transit Agreement
July 7, 2011 10:30 AM
CAW Local 4304 members who work at Grand River Transit in Ontario have overwhelmingly voted in favour of a new three-year agreement with wage......

North Bay Mayor Urges Review of Rail Car Refurbishing Contract
July 5, 2011 4:30 PM
The Ontario government should review the full financial impact of a Metrolinx Transit decision to award a $122 million GO Transit coach refurbishment contract.....

CAW Urges GO Transit Refurbishing Contract for Ontario Northland
July 5, 2011 4:27 PM
The CAW along with North Bay's mayor, city staff, Ontario Northland management and local Chamber of Commerce officials are urging the province.......

New Deal at Quaker Oats in Peterborough
June 28, 2011 3:20 PM
After three weeks of contract talks, CAW members at the Quaker Oats processing plant in Peterborough, Ontario have overwhelmingly ratified a new three-year deal...

CAW Local 2002 Members Overwhelmingly Approve New Agreement at Air Canada
June 27, 2011 3:10 PM
CAW Local 2002 members at Air Canada have voted 87.7 per cent in favour of a new collective agreement...

New Agreement for Nackawic, New Brunswick Mill Workers
June 27, 2011 12:25 PM
CAW Local 219 members at AV Nackawic Inc. in Nackawic, New Brunswick have overwhelmingly approved a new contract that provides improved benefits, a Sunday shift...

Rally to Stop Closure of Maritime Rescue Centre in St. John's
June 24, 2011 7:40 PM
FFAW/CAW members, alongside other community and union supporters, will hold a mass public rally at 11:30 a.m. (Newfoundland Daylight Time) on Saturday June 25.....

International Day for Public Services
June 23, 2011 3:40 PM
June 23 is the United Nations International Day for Public Services. To mark the event international online radio station RadioLabour has produced a special ...

CAW Resumes Negotiations with Grand River Transit
June 22, 2011 8:45 AM
The CAW is back at the negotiating table with Grand River Transit June 22-24 in the hope of reaching a new collective agreement...

CAW/MWF Concerned Over Future of Marystown, Newfoundland and Labrador Shipyard
June 21, 2011 12:20 PM
The union representing workers at Kiewit Infrastructure Inc., which operates the Marystown Shipyard in Marystown, Newfoundland and Labrador, are today ...

New Deal at Air Canada Gets Approval of Union Leaders, Workplace Representatives
June 19, 2011 1:50 PM
More than 120 CAW leaders and workplace representatives at Air Canada voiced their unanimous approval at a meeting in Toronto today, after reviewing the...

Boeing Workers Ratify New Three-Year Deal
June 18, 2011 1:08 PM
Production and skilled trades workers at the Boeing aerospace facility in Winnipeg have overwhelmingly ratified a new three-year collective agreement......

FFAW Calls for Independent Review of Northern Shrimp Allocation
June 17, 2011 1:50 PM
FFAW/CAW President Earle McCurdy has called on Federal Fisheries and Oceans Minister Keith Ashfield to establish an independent review of northern shrimp ...

CAW Reaches Tentative Agreement with Air Canada, Picket Lines Come Down
June 16, 2011 12:00 AM
The CAW reached a tentative agreement with Air Canada earlier today after more than 12 weeks of grueling negotiations with Air Canada. ...

CAW Reaches Tentative Agreement with Air Canada
June 16, 2011 1:10 PM
The CAW reached an agreement with Air Canada late this morning. CAW President Ken Lewenza will be commenting on the new agreement at a press conference today...

CAW-Canada Applies for Union Representation Vote at Algoma Central Marine
June 16, 2011 9:00 AM
CAW Local 4401 has applied to the Canada Industrial Relations Board to conduct a union representation vote for unlicensed seafarers at Algoma Central Marine ...

"Outrageous" Employer Proposals Stall Talks at Nursing Homes
June 16, 2011 8:40 AM
Contract talks between the CAW and 20 privately-owned nursing homes in southern Ontario broke off as of May 26. The CAW master bargaining committee rejected ...

Union Members Demonstrate Outside Labour Minister Lisa Raitt's Office
June 15, 2011 1:50 PM
Hundreds of local union members and supporters will demonstrate outside Federal Labour Minister Lisa Raitt's Milton constituency office today at 3 p.m...

CAW Angered by Possible Back to Work Legislation for Air Canada Workers
June 14, 2011 5:30 PM
The CAW is responding with frustration and anger to the news that Federal Labour Minister Lisa Raitt plans to table back to work legislation for Air Canada...

Travellers: Don't Support Scab Labour at Air Canada
June 14, 2011 12:00 PM
CAW members are being asked not to fly Air Canada during the labour dispute with the company. Air Canada has hired replacement workers to perform the...

CAW Out on Strike, After Negotiations with Air Canada Break Down
June 14, 2011 12:00 AM
The CAW regrets to report that CAW members who work at Air Canada are now out on strike after the two sides were unable to reach a tentative agreement by the...

CAW Issues Strike Notice at Air Canada for Monday Night
June 13, 2011 11:55 AM
The CAW has issued its 72-hour strike notice to Air Canada, setting the stage for a possible work stoppage commencing Monday night at 11:59 p.m., should the ...

Monthly Jobs Report Offers No Promising Signs of Recovery
June 10, 2011 9:39 PM
Job market figures released for May offer no promising signs for Canada's sputtering economic turnaround, said CAW President Ken Lewenza. ...

Mass Rally at Toronto Airport for Air Canada Workers
June 10, 2011 3:45 PM
More than 1,000 CAW members and supporters demonstrated outside Toronto's Pearson International Airport on June 9, calling on Air Canada to end its demands to ...

New Agreement at Bristol Ends Nine-Week Strike
June 8, 2011 4:00 PM
CAW Local 3005 members at Bristol Aerospace (owned by Magellan) in Winnipeg, Manitoba have ratified a new three-year collective agreement that ends a difficult...

CAW Proposes Consolidation of Nortel's Global Debts and Assets
June 8, 2011 1:54 PM
During argument before Ontario's Commercial Court yesterday, the CAW, along with other parties representing Canadian employees and their benefit and pension...

Stop Wage Theft, Lewenza Urges Labour Minister
June 7, 2011 4:40 PM
New evidence of widespread abuse of employment standards and wage theft in Ontario workplaces is cited in a newly released report by the Toronto-based Workers' ...

CAW Members at Electro-Motive in London, Ontario Ratify Extension Agreement
June 7, 2011 4:25 PM
After a tough round of negotiations, CAW Local 27 members who work at Electro-Motive in London, Ontario today voted 69 per cent in favour of an extension ...

Budget to Inflict Hardship on Citizens and Economy, says CAW President
June 6, 2011 9:45 PM
The budget tabled today by the Conservative majority government will result in "unnecessary hardship for Canadians, and unnecessary risks for our economy,"......

Kitchener Plant Info-Picket Supports CAW Members in Winnipeg
June 3, 2011 3:55 PM
CAW members held an information picket outside a Magellan Aerospace-owned parts plant in Kitchener, Ontario on June 2, in an effort to draw attention to an ...

Italian-Canadians Can Help Stop Water Privatization
June 3, 2011 8:45 AM
Italian expatriates in Canada and around the world are encouraged to vote in an important referendum to block a water privatization plan in Italy...

Ontario Midwives Rally - June 1
May 30, 2011 10:30 AM
Ontario midwives and supporters will rally at Queen's Park on Wednesday June 1 asking the Ontario government for a long overdue pay equity adjustment...

Air Canada Unions Call for Airline to Stop Attacking Pensions in Joint Statement
May 30, 2011 10:15 AM
Three of the unions representing Air Canada workers -the CAW, CUPE and the IAMAW have released a joint statement calling on Air Canada to halt the attack on its...

CAW Reaches Tentative Agreement with Electro-Motive Corporation in London
May 30, 2011 9:45 AM
CAW Local 27 Electro-Motive unit has reached a tentative agreement with London, Ontario locomotive manufacturer Electro-Motive, which will result in an ...

CAW Members Named to NDP Shadow Cabinet
May 27, 2011 10:30 AM
CAW members have been asked to play a number of key roles in the NDP's shadow cabinet on Parliament Hill...

Electro-Motive Girding for Lock-Out in London, CAW says
May 26, 2011 2:56 PM
Management at locomotive manufacturer Electro-Motive in London, Ontario have sent a clear and aggressive message to 650 unionized plant workers....

CAW Substance Abuse Conference
May 25, 2011 2:40 PM
The bi-annual CAW Substance Abuse/Employee and Family Assistance Program Conference will be held at the CAW Family Education Centre in Port Elgin, Ontario ...

Aboriginal and Workers of Colour Conference
May 25, 2011 11:00 AM
The CAW Aboriginal & Workers of Colour Conference takes place Friday, June 24 at the CAW Family Education Centre in Port Elgin, Ontario with registration ...

The Fightback at Bristol Aerospace
May 25, 2011 9:05 AM
CAW Local 3005 retirees have repeatedly raised their concerns with Conservative MP Steven Fletcher over the attack on their benefits during the current round ...

Air Canada Workers Vote to Strike if Necessary, Backing Up Call for a Fair Contract
May 20, 2011 11:00 AM
CAW members at Air Canada have voted 98.25 per cent in favour of going on strike if necessary, strengthening demands at the bargaining table for a fair and...

New Agreement for Sault Ste. Marie Paramedics
May 18, 2011 4:05 PM
CAW Local 1120 members who are paramedics in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario have voted in favour of a new agreement with wage increases in each year of the three...

Rebuilding Union Density
May 17, 2011 4:10 PM
What exactly derailed the post-war wave of progress for workers, also known as the social contract? This question was posed to a four-person panel in an effort ...

NDP Leader Jack Layton Pledges Support for Stronger Pensions
May 17, 2011 3:55 PM
Federal NDP Leader Jack Layton was treated to a hero's welcome as he arrived to address the CLC Convention on May 11...

Ontario Labour Board Ruling a Victory for Locked Out Limo Drivers
May 12, 2011 5:00 PM
A ruling today by the Ontario Labour Relations Board to send a contract dispute involving 200 Toronto airport limo drivers to arbitration is a victory for the...

International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia: May 17, 2011
May 11, 2011 4:30 PM
The following are excerpts from a CAW Statement to mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia on May 17, 2011 ...

Financial Regulatory Reform Still Needed to Avoid Similar Recession
May 11, 2011 1:45 PM
Financial reform coming out of the great recession has been very weak and totally insufficient, according to the director of the Academy Award winning ...

Union Membership Holds Lifetime Advantage, CLC President says
May 11, 2011 12:40 PM
Unions and union members must renew their efforts to right misconceptions and poor portrayals of organized labour, urged Canadian Labour Congress President Ken ...

Reminder: CAW Transportation Conference
May 11, 2011 11:30 AM
The CAW Transportation Conference is scheduled for September 23 to 25 at the CAW Family Education Centre in Port Elgin, Ontario. The conference will feature...

CAW Wins Big at CALM!
May 11, 2011 11:25 AM
CAW local unions, as well as the CAW national union, were recognized for their communications efforts at the annual Canadian Association of Labour Media awards...

A Fair Contract for Woodingford Lodge Workers
May 11, 2011 10:05 AM
CAW Local 636 members at Woodingford Lodge in Woodstock, Ontario are being forced to arbitration while non-union employees at the Oxford County nursing home...

Sale of DHL Express Domestic Business Raises Job Loss Concerns
May 10, 2011 3:41 PM
A 10-year strategic alliance between DHL Express (Canada) Ltd and TransForce Inc. which will see DHL's domestic business purchased and operated as Loomis...

CLC Convention to Focus on Benefits of Strong Unions, Reframing Public Debate
May 9, 2011 9:25 AM
In a time when unions and union members have been subject to contempt by politicians and editorialists alike, the Canadian Labour Congress is sounding the call...

CAW's Peggy Nash to Receive Hope Award at Gala May 5
May 5, 2011 3:30 PM
Peggy Nash, assistant to CAW President Ken Lewenza and the newly elected MP for Parkdale High-Park, will be honoured Thursday May 5th at a gala to raise funds ...

CAW Urges Improvements to Public Health Care, Celebrates Nurses Week
May 5, 2011 3:20 PM
In honour of National Nurses Week, May 9-13 2011, CAW President Ken Lewenza commended the important contributions of nurses and all other health care workers ...

Election Results Surprise Many
May 5, 2011 3:10 PM
As the final results of the 2011 federal election were broadcast across the country, they came as a shock to many, in what is being called an historic election...

Gold Ribbons for Childhood Cancers and Cancer Survivors
May 4, 2011 11:00 AM
Childhood cancers are more commonplace than many Canadians realize, Nancy Simmons told CAW delegates on April 30, during an emotional presentation with her two ...

Renewal at the CAW Family Education Centre
May 3, 2011 10:25 AM
A strategic plan to reinvigorate the CAW's Family Education Centre in Port Elgin, Ontario with new groups of participants, new courses, increased national ...

Working to End Workplace Deaths and Injury
May 2, 2011 10:00 AM
Fred Broughton told the moving story of the tragic loss of his 22 year-old son Bruce in a workplace accident on a construction site in Alberta ...

Fighting Back at Air Canada
April 30, 2011 2:00 PM
After a decade of tough bargaining and continuing demands for takeaways and cutbacks in the Canadian airline industry, Air Canada workers are rallying and...

CAW Delegates Meet in Final Election Push to Stop Harper Majority
April 30, 2011 11:37 AM
Approximately 700 elected CAW delegates from across the country supported the call for a final push to prevent the election of a Conservative majority in Monday...

Protocol on Union Raiding
April 30, 2011 11:30 AM
CAW Council delegates unanimously approved a protocol agreement worked out in cooperation with the CLC involving Teamsters Canada that is intended to stop......

Last Days of Election Key to Stopping Harper, says Lewenza
April 29, 2011 5:00 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza used his opening address to CAW Council to urge delegates to use the last days and hours of the election campaign to mobilize in......

AGS Automotive Systems Arbitration Award
April 28, 2011 2:40 PM
Another significant arbitration victory involves AGS Automotive Systems and CAW Local 124 in Scarborough, Ontario. An arbitrator has agreed that a laid off ...

CAW Economist Jim Stanford Awarded for Contributions to Public Policy
April 28, 2011 2:10 PM
CAW Economist Jim Stanford will be honoured by the Public Policy Forum for his outstanding contributions to Canadian public policy and ideas, at the 24th annual...

Mayworks: A Festival of Working People and the Arts
April 28, 2011 2:00 PM
Who's art? Our art! So say the Mayworks Festivals across the country that are only a few weeks away. With the Day of Mourning on April 28 and May Day ...

CAW Extends Strike Deadline for School Bus Drivers
April 27, 2011 12:20 PM
The CAW is extending the strike deadline to Monday, May 2 at 12:01 a.m. for members who drive school buses for the Toronto District School Board...

Members at Air Canada Rally in Montreal
April 27, 2011 9:30 AM
More than 100 CAW members from Air Canada openly took their frustrations to management by rallying together outside of the Montreal-Trudeau International ...

CAW and Kawneer Manufacturing (Alcoa) Ratify Agreement, Avoiding Strike
April 21, 2011 2:20 PM
The Canadian Auto Workers union (CAW) has ratified an agreement today with Kawneer Manufacturing, a division of Alcoa, in Lethbridge, Alberta, avoiding a strike...

Toronto School Bus Drivers Vote to Strike, if Necessary
April 21, 2011 2:15 PM
CAW members who drive school buses for the Toronto District School Board, Toronto Catholic District School Board and the Toronto French School Board have voted ...

Settlement at First Ontario Credit Union
April 21, 2011 12:25 PM
CAW Local 199 members at First Ontario Credit Union in St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, Thorold and Welland, Ontario have overwhelmingly ratified a new three-year...

CAW and Kawneer Manufacturing (Alcoa) Reach Tentative Agreement
April 21, 2011 12:15 PM
The Canadian Auto Workers union have reached a tentative agreement with Kawneer Manufacturing, a division of Alcoa...

Arbitration Victory for CAW on BC Transit Dispute
April 20, 2011 3:45 PM
An arbitrator is supporting the CAW's case that BC Transit had agreed in recent bargaining not to introduce new larger community shuttle buses until the next ...

CAW Retired Workers Rally at MP Steven Fletcher's Office
April 20, 2011 11:15 AM
Retired members of CAW Local 3005 will be protesting at Conservative MP Steven Fletcher's constituency office located at 110-3393 Portage Avenue, at 10:00 a.m...

CAW Retired Workers Launch Election Street Theatre Across SW Ontario
April 19, 2011 4:10 PM
A group of retired workers will launch a wacky election-themed street theatre series across south western Ontario, starting tomorrow in Kitchener...

Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness
April 19, 2011 12:15 PM
April 17-23 is National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week and the CAW is recognizing the week by encouraging all members to sign their donor registration...

Take Action on April 28 to Prevent Workplace Injury and Death
April 18, 2011 12:15 PM
The National Day of Mourning for workers killed and injured as a result of their job is Thursday, April 28...

CAW Endorses Kitchener and Guelph Liberal Candidates to Stop Harper Majority
April 18, 2011 12:00 PM
CAW local unions in the Kitchener and Guelph areas are endorsing Liberal candidates Karen Redman (Kitchener Centre), Andrew Telegdi (Kitchener - Waterloo) ...

Nova Scotia Legislature Supports Shipbuilding Bid
April 18, 2011 10:30 AM
The Nova Scotia Legislative Assembly voted unanimously April 8 to support Irving Shipbuilding's bid for its Halifax shipyard under the National Shipbuilding ...

Tax Cuts Take Money Out of the Economy, CCPA Study says
April 14, 2011 10:40 AM
The Conservatives' proposed three-point reduction in corporate tax rates would cost the public purse $6 billion per year, yet only stimulate about $600 million ...

Japan Earthquake Financial Request
April 14, 2011 10:15 AM
The strongest recorded earthquake in Japan has triggered the country's worst disaster of the post-war era ...

Thousands Call For Respect
April 13, 2011 2:45 PM
Ten thousand workers, students, community agency members and supporters filled Toronto's downtown Yonge and Dundas square, calling for respect from Toronto City...

CAW Prepares for Strike Vote at Air Canada as Negotiations Lag
April 13, 2011 10:15 AM
Representatives of more than 3,800 CAW members at Air Canada met today in Toronto to prepare for a coming strike vote, should negotiations continue to lag with ...

Cascade Aerospace Members Ratify New Agreement
April 12, 2011 12:20 PM
CAW Local 114 members at Cascade Aerospace have overwhelmingly approved a new three-year collective agreement...

Air Canada CEO Payment Excessive, CAW Local 2002 President says
April 12, 2011 11:15 AM
The payment of $4.6 million to Air Canada CEO Calin Rovinescu last year, plus a retention bonus to stay with the airline, is a disgrace especially after years...

Salvation Army Home to Close its Doors, Leaving 80 Without a Place to go and 100 Without Jobs
April 8, 2011 12:30 PM
Workers at the Salvation Army A.R Goudie Eventide long-term care home in Kitchener, Ontario are reeling after management announced yesterday it would be closing...

CAW Members Ratify New Windsor Casino Contract
April 7, 2011 2:50 PM
After months of bargaining, a new-three-year contract has been reached at Windsor Casino Ltd. CAW Local 444 members at Caesars Windsor voted in favour of the ...

OFL Honour Roll Scholarships
April 6, 2011 3:30 PM
Applications are being accepted for the OFL's Labour Honour Roll Scholarships...

CAW Members on Strike at Bristol Aerospace
April 6, 2011 2:15 PM
CAW Local 3005 members at Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg, Manitoba are on strike after negotiations broke down over company demands to slash benefits for ...

Scarborough Van Plant Reunion: Sunday, May 1
April 6, 2011 2:15 PM
The second annual Scarborough Van Plant Reunion will be held Sunday, May 1 in Oshawa, Ontario...

Workers Left Reeling from Honeywell North Safety Closure Announcement
April 5, 2011 4:40 PM
Workers at Honeywell North Safety group in Toronto were left in shock today by a company announcement their plant would be closing by December...

Quality Public Healthcare is Sustainable
April 5, 2011 3:34 PM
The Canadian Health Coalition is working hard to shatter the myth that universal, public health care is "fiscally unsustainable." ...

Solidarity 'We Are One' Rally in British Columbia
April 4, 2011 4:20 PM
More than 2,000 Canadian and American trade unionists gathered at the Peace Arch in British Columbia on Saturday, April 2 to protest union busting legislation ...

CAW Applauds NDP Pension Commitments
April 4, 2011 4:00 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza is commending New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton for his party's significant commitments to retirement security for all Canadians...

Mayor Ford's Transit Plan Raises Concerns for Workers in East and West Toronto, CAW Says
April 1, 2011 4:10 PM
It is always positive when the City of Toronto and the province can work together to improve transit infrastructure creating manufacturing and construction jobs...

Press Conference: CAW on Strike at Bristol Aerospace
April 1, 2011 2:50 PM
CAW members at Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg have gone on strike as of noon today after negotiations between Bristol and the union broke down over demands to...

CAW President Welcomes Liberal Election Commitment to Expand the CPP
March 31, 2011 9:30 AM
Ken Lewenza, President of the Canadian Auto Workers, today welcomed the Liberal Party's election commitment to expand the Canada Pension Plan...

CAW's Lewenza Challenges Business to do More for Economic Recovery
March 29, 2011 2:50 PM
In a lunch time address today to the C.D. Howe Institute downtown Toronto, CAW President Ken Lewenza challenged Canada's business community to step up its ...

Concerns Remain Despite Recall at Scanwood Canada
March 29, 2011 12:15 PM
CAW Local 4005 members who work at furniture maker Scanwood Canada in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia remain concerned about the future of the plant, even though some ...

From Victims of Plant Closure to Second Career Program Graduates
March 28, 2011 11:50 AM
Minister John Milloy and CAW President Ken Lewenza will address more than 600 former Progressive Moulded Plastics workers, friends and family members for ...

Support Locked-out Limo Drivers: Rally on Sunday March 27
March 25, 2011 2:25 PM
A rally and march is planned Sunday, March 27 in support of 200 Toronto airport limo drivers who have been locked out of their jobs since December 1...

Salvation Army Workers to Demonstrate for Fair Contract
March 24, 2011 2:30 PM
Salvation Army workers and supporters will be demonstrating outside the Salvation Army's A.R. Goudie Eventide long term care home, calling for a fair contract...

CEO Pay Excessive at Navistar
March 23, 2011 3:20 PM
The CEO and President of trucking company Navistar took home $10.3 million in compensation in 2010, a year when the company had shuttered its Chatham, Ontario...

New Agreement for SNEMS Paramedics
March 23, 2011 9:45 AM
CAW Local 229 members who work as paramedics for Superior North Emergency Medical Services in rural areas north of Thunder Bay, Ontario have voted 68 per cent ...

Federal Budget Falls Far Short of Need for Recovery, CAW President says
March 22, 2011 4:40 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza called the newly released federal budget disappointing, and said it contains less than a handful of measures to support workers and......

Windsor-area Lab Techs Join CAW, Labour Board Rules in Favour of Union
March 18, 2011 10:30 AM
Workers at Medical Laboratories of Windsor have officially joined the CAW after the Ontario Labour Relations Board issued the certification, following months of...

CAW Gears up to Fight for Jobs at Gray Line
March 17, 2011 4:20 PM
Some 50 workers got their severance pay last week when Gray Line West announced that the land the maintenance terminal sits on has been sold to BC Transit...

Seeking Justice for CAW Airport Limo Drivers
March 17, 2011 3:30 PM
In a case between the CAW representing 200 airport limo drivers and the limo company, the Ontario Labour Relations Board has ruled that maintaining the existing...

New Agreement with Ocean Choice International
March 17, 2011 3:30 PM
FFAW/CAW members in Newfoundland have voted 67 per cent in favour of a new collective agreement with Ocean Choice International, ending a six-week labour ...

A More Thoughtful Federal Budget
March 17, 2011 9:10 AM
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is calling for the federal government to restore a fair tax system, along with other recommendations included in...

Solidarity with Japanese Trade Unionists
March 16, 2011 10:30 AM
Tens of thousands of people around the globe want to express their support and condolences to the survivors of the massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami ...

Workers Promised Outstanding Salary at Windsor Retirement Home
March 10, 2011 3:45 PM
CAW members at La Chaumiere Retirement Residence in Puce, Ontario have been promised their back wages after it was placed into receivership this morning...

Young Workers Too Often Fall Prey to Precarious, Unsafe Work, CAW says
March 10, 2011 12:00 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza is warning against unsafe conditions for young workers who are often unaware of their rights on the job, including the right to refuse...

CAW Rallies Activists in NUPC Special Session
March 10, 2011 11:20 AM
The CAW held a massive lobby day on Parliament Hill March 3 as a finale to the three-day National Union in Politics Committees (NUPCs) conference in Ottawa...

Ford Exec Compensation Shows No Lesson Learned from Recession, CAW President says
March 9, 2011 4:30 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza is reacting with frustration to today's news of exorbitant compensation at Ford Motor Company for Chief Executive Officer Alan Mulally...

Apply Now: Family Education Program
March 9, 2011 3:15 PM
Want a summer vacation where your accommodation, travel costs and meals are paid for? Would you like a week in a resort-like setting where qualified childcare ...

National Childcare Policy a Must for Economic Prosperity, YWCA Study Shows
March 9, 2011 10:20 AM
A national childcare policy is a priority if Canada's economic prosperity is to grow, a new report shows. The report, titled "Educated, Employed and Equal ...

CAW Members at Handlex Overwhelmingly Approve New Contracts
March 8, 2011 2:55 PM
CAW Local 2002 members who work at airline services provider Handlex have voted overwhelmingly in favour of new three-year collective agreements....

VCTA Container Truckers at American Cartage Vote in Favour of Strike Action
March 7, 2011 2:30 PM
Container truck drivers working at American Cartage voted 86 per cent in favour of strike action, if necessary at a meeting held in Surrey, BC on Sunday...

Aboriginal and Workers of Colour Leadership Program
March 4, 2011 4:40 PM
The CAW Aboriginal and Workers of Colour Leadership Program is designed to help aboriginal workers and workers of colour gain the skills and confidence they ...

CAW Employment Insurance and CPP Conference 2011
March 4, 2011 11:50 AM
The CAW Employment Insurance and CPP Conference will be held June 3 to 5 at the CAW Family Education Centre in Port Elgin, Ontario...

CAW Pursues Back Wages for La Chaumiere Retirement Home Workers
March 4, 2011 11:05 AM
A group of 38 workers at the La Chaumiere Retirement Residence in Lakeshore, Ontario will receive a portion of the back wages they are owed today after the CAW ...

TOMORROW - CAW Holds Massive Lobby Day on Parliament Hill
March 2, 2011 12:25 PM
The CAW is holding a massive lobby day on Parliament Hill tomorrow, Thursday March 3 as a finale to the three-day Union in Politics Committees (UPCs) conference...

Lock Out of CAW Local 252 Member Limo Drivers: Update
March 1, 2011 4:00 PM
After being locked out for months by an employer who is refusing to negotiate, the CAW has applied for first contract arbitration for CAW Local 252 members who ...

Soaring Gas Prices Requires New Direction in Energy Policy, CAW President says
February 28, 2011 12:50 PM
This weekend's surge in gasoline prices across Canada is further proof that Canada needs a fundamental change in its energy policy, said Ken Lewenza, CAW ...

CAW Members at CP Ratify New Deal
February 24, 2011 3:45 PM
CAW members at CP Rail have ratified a new deal by 82 per cent ...

Canadians Rally in Support of Workers' Rights in Mexico
February 24, 2011 3:20 PM
Outside the Mexican embassy and consulates from Montreal to Vancouver, hundreds of Canadians demonstrated in support...

Hundreds of Supporters Rally for Unpaid Retirement Home Workers
February 23, 2011 4:20 PM
CAW Local 2458 members who work at LaChaumiere Retirement Residence just outside of Windsor have not been paid by their employer...

CAW Denounces Province's TTC Essential Service Legislation
February 23, 2011 10:35 AM
CAW President Ken Lewenza is calling the proposed provincial legislation to declare the TTC an essential service deplorable, offensive and entirely unnecessary....

CAW Women Go to the UN
February 22, 2011 12:20 PM
CAW Director of Women's Programs Julie White and Education Department staff Kim Yardy are attending the 55th session of the United Nations Commission ...

Local Enviro Council Offers Rain Barrel Solutions
February 21, 2011 3:00 PM
The CAW Durham Regional Environmental Council is selling repurposed food grade barrels for use as rain barrels. ...

CAW Pride Conference
February 18, 2011 12:10 PM
The CAW Pride Conference takes place May 6 to 8, 2011 at the CAW Family Education Centre in Port Elgin, Ontario...

CAW Members at Cascade Carriers Vote in Favour of Strike Action, If Needed
February 16, 2011 3:00 PM
CAW Local 4050 members who are truck driver, owner operators at Cascade Carriers L.P. have voted 92 per cent in favour of strike action if necessary...

Airport Security Must Not be Left to Lowest Bidder, says CAW President
February 16, 2011 12:12 PM
The CAW is raising concerns about the impact on the front line workers of a new bidding process for screening services at airports across Canada, recently...

CAW Critical of Allocation of Bonuses for GM Workers
February 14, 2011 5:30 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza is calling on General Motors to treat all of its employees fairly, in response to the announced bonuses for salaried workers in......

CAW Members at CN Rail Overwhelmingly Endorse New Deal
February 14, 2011 2:48 PM
CAW members at CN Rail have approved a new collective agreement by 82 per cent overall, in a series of cross country ratification meetings that took...

The CAW Opens Negotiations with Air Canada
February 10, 2011 2:58 PM
The CAW will be opening contract talks with Air Canada on Friday, February 11 at an airport area hotel. ...

Global Action in Support of Mexican Workers
February 9, 2011 2:05 PM
International labour federations are calling for global days of action in support of Mexican workers...

CAW Priorities for the Upcoming Ontario Budget
February 9, 2011 11:05 AM
CAW President Ken Lewenza presented a pre-budget submission to an Ontario government panel ...

CAW Leadership at CP Endorse New Deal
February 8, 2011 2:48 PM
CP Rail workplace representatives from right across the country have unanimously endorsed a new collective agreement, reached late Friday night....

Massive Shipbuilding Order Good News for Canadian Shipyards
February 7, 2011 4:40 PM
With the federal government poised to select two Canadian shipyards to build a massive order of new government vessels,...

Mobilizing for a Workers Agenda
February 7, 2011 10:00 AM
Mobilizing and building broad support for a workers agenda will be the focus of a special session of the CAW national's Union in Politics Committee coming up......

CAW Reaches Deal With CP Rail
February 5, 2011 9:00 AM
The CAW reached a new tentative agreement with CP Rail late last night after nearly a week of around the clock negotiations. The two sides were able to come......

CAW Local 1285 UPC Chair Elected Labour Council President
February 3, 2011 10:50 AM
CAW Local 1285 member Motilall Sarjoo (Sarj) has been elected president of the Brampton-Mississauga and District Labour Council....

CAW Urges Full Funding of Immigrant Settlement Services
February 2, 2011 4:41 PM
The Harper Conservatives must reverse their decision to cut $53 million from immigrant settlement programs across Canada, the CAW is urging. ...

Protesting U.S. Steel and the Attack on Workers' Pensions
February 1, 2011 3:20 PM
Hundreds of CAW leadership and members took part in the Hamilton Day of Action January 29 in support of United Steelworkers Local 1005 who have been locked out ...

CAW Leadership Unanimously Endorse Tentative Agreement at CN
January 27, 2011 3:44 PM
More than 100 top leadership from CAW Local 100 and CAW Council 4000 at CN unanimously endorsed today the tentative agreement ...

CAW Urges Province to Take Control of Belle River Retirement Home
January 27, 2011 11:24 AM
The CAW is requesting Ontario's Minister Responsible for Seniors take over control of a retirement home in Belle River, Ontario where vulnerable residents ...

Deeper Corporate Tax Cuts Could Cost 46,000 Jobs, says CAW
January 26, 2011 2:15 PM
Cutting the corporate tax rate will cost the country jobs, instead of creating them, says CAW President Ken Lewenza in response to the claims by Federal Finance...

Ontario Tour on Child Care Funding
January 24, 2011 3:43 PM
Starting January 25 a tour is slated to cross Ontario calling on the provincial government to make affordable child care a public priority. ...

CAW Reaches Tentative Agreement with CN Rail
January 24, 2011 9:00 AM
The CAW has reached at a tentative agreement with CN Rail early this morning following a 48-hour marathon negotiation session. ...

Navistar Makes No Move to Re-Open Plant, Governments Must Step in, CAW says
January 21, 2011 4:35 PM
Following months of uncertainty, the bargaining committees from CAW Local 35 and CAW Local 127 met with senior levels of management from Navistar yesterday ...

Settlement at Armada Toolworks
January 19, 2011 3:18 PM
CAW Local 222 members working at auto parts maker Armada Toolworks in Lindsay, Ontario have ratified a new three-year collective agreement ...

Support for Local 252 Members at McIntosh Limousine
January 18, 2011 4:00 PM
CAW Locals across the country are being urged to provide financial and picket line support for locked out CAW members who drive for McIntosh Limousine ...

CAW Questions Denial of Chinese Visa
January 17, 2011 1:46 PM
The CAW is questioning the denial of a visitor's visa to China for one of its top officials, Assistant to the National President and former NDP MP Peggy Nash. ...

The People Vs. U.S. Steel Rally
January 14, 2011 2:12 PM
CAW members are urged to take part in the Hamilton Day of Action in support of United Steelworkers Local 1005 members who have been locked out by U.S. Steel. ...

Workers at CN and CP Rail Vote to Strike, if Necessary
January 13, 2011 11:47 AM
Workers have overwhelmingly voted to take strike action if necessary at both CN and CP Rail as negotiations with the companies continue ...

CAW Calls on Halton Catholic District School Board to Reverse Ban on Gay Straight Alliances
January 13, 2011 10:28 AM
CAW President Ken Lewenza is calling on the Halton Catholic District School Board to reverse its ban on the formation of Gay Straight Alliance groups ...

First Agreement at Dana Holdings in Chatham
January 11, 2011 1:23 PM
CAW Local 127 members at auto parts maker Dana in Chatham, Ontario have overwhelmingly approved a first contract, ...

CAW Presses For New Investment in Chrysler's Brampton Facility
January 11, 2011 1:20 PM
Chrysler Canada officially launched two redesigned cars at its Brampton, Ontario assembly plant January 7 at a ceremony where CAW leadership continued to press ...

Today: CAW Rallies in Support of Locked out Airport Limo Drivers
January 10, 2011 10:58 AM
CAW members and supporters will demonstrate today at Toronto's Pearson International Airport to demand an end to the lock out of 200 airport limo drivers ...

CAW-Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice and Democracy: Winnie Ng
January 10, 2011 10:36 AM
Labour rights activist Winnie Ng is the new CAW-Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice and Democracy at Ryerson University in Toronto. ...

CAW Local 4050 Helps Move Women's Shelter
January 4, 2011 10:36 AM
More than 30 volunteers from CAW Local 4050 in Calgary pulled together recently to help a local women and children's shelter move into new digs. ...

Canadian CEOs Breeze Through Recession
January 4, 2011 1:35 PM
Average working Canadians may still be recovering from the aftermath of the recession, but Canada's 100 best paid CEOs are doing great, according to a report ...

Ontario Manufacturing May Have Turned Corner
January 3, 2011 1:40 PM
Ontario's hard-pressed manufacturing sector added jobs for the first time since 2004, and could see further modest growth in the years ahead ...

Tell the Feds to Improve CPP!
December 16, 2010 9:30 PM
The federal and provincial Finance Ministers' meeting in Kananaskis is coming right up and improved CPP is the best option by far....

Help End the Lock Out!
December 15, 2010 10:30 PM
You can help end the lock out of more than 200 CAW members who work for three limousine service companies operating out of Toronto's Pearson International......

Rally Thursday, December 16 for Locked Out Airport Limo Drivers
December 15, 2010 3:15 PM
A noon hour rally will be held on Thursday, December 16 on Airport Road at American Drive in support of the more than 200 limousine drivers ...

Federal Government's Failure to Act on CPP a Terrible Mistake, says CAW President
December 20, 2010 11:00 AM
CAW National President Ken Lewenza expressed disappointment and frustration at the federal government's failure come to the necessary consensus ...

New Agreements at Magna Auto Parts Plants
December 14, 2010 2:03 PM
CAW Local 2009 members at three Magna auto parts plants under the Framework of Fairness Master Agreement have ratified a new three-year agreement....

CAW Family Education Program in 2011
December 14, 2010 11:50 AM
Would you like to take a summer vacation where accommodation, travel and meals are paid for? Would you like a week in a resort like setting... ...

Press Conference Thursday: CAW Demands End to Lock out of Airport Limo Drivers
December 8, 2010 2:00 PM
The CAW is calling for an end to the lock out of approximately 200 Toronto airport limo taxi drivers, employed by McIntosh, Air Cab and Aaroport ...

Support for Families Affected by New Zealand Mining Disaster
December 8, 2010 11:00 AM
CAW Council delegates unanimously agree to donate $10,000 to a trust fund established to help families affected by the recent Pike River coal mine disaster ...

CAW Council Condemns Bullying of LGBT Youth
December 7, 2010 1:59 PM
There's a lot we can do to stop the bullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered youth, ...

Gun Control Vital to Ending Violence
December 6, 2010 4:05 PM
To Dr. Wendy Cukier, president of the Canadian Coalition for Gun Control, the link between proper gun control measures and ending violence against women is ...

CAW Legal Services Plan Marks 25 Years
December 6, 2010 3:11 PM
Justice Sidney Linden, the first Executive-Director of the CAW Legal Services Plan, marked the first 25 years of the plan's existence ...

Minimum Age of Work Campaign
December 6, 2010 2:28 PM
The CAW is calling on the federal government to ratify an ILO Convention to halt a decline in minimum age laws. ...

Bud Jimmerfield Award Winner: Nadia Anton-Collins
December 6, 2010 12:21 PM
The 2010 winner of the Bud Jimmerfield Award is long-time workers' compensation and injured workers advocate Nadia Anton-Collins ...

Improving Standards of Care in Long-Term Care Homes
December 4, 2010 4:00 PM
Delegate after delegate went to the mikes to stress the need for Ontario to implement a minimum standard of care for those who live in long-term care homes......

Toronto Council Urged to Honour Existing Contracts for Rapid Transit
December 4, 2010 3:40 PM
CAW Council is calling on members of the new Toronto City Council to honour existing contracts to renew and expand Toronto's light rail and streetcar transit......

Advocating Public Universal Health Care
December 3, 2010 5:00 PM
Dr. Gordon Guyatt, professor at McMaster University and leader in evidence-based medicine, addressed hundreds of delegates at the CAW council meeting December.....

CAW President Urges Focus on Full-time Job Creation
December 3, 2010 4:45 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza voiced his concern at the recent surge in part-time, precarious work in relation to full-time job creation, in his address to CAW......

Fighting Back Against the U.S. Steel Lock-Out
December 3, 2010 2:06 PM
A nation-wide campaign must be launched to push back against the growing strength of international corporations like U.S. Steel, ...

CAW's Lewenza to Call for CPP Improvements in Lead up to Finance Ministers' Meeting
December 2, 2010 11:49 AM
CAW President Ken Lewenza will address hundreds of delegates representing CAW workplaces from coast-to-coast on Friday, December 3 at a meeting of CAW Council ...

CAW Demands Job Guarantees in F-35 Aircraft Procurement
December 2, 2010 10:57 AM
In a presentation to the Standing Committee on National Defense regarding the proposed F-35 procurement, the CAW is calling on the government ...

New Pension Plan at Convention Centre in Halifax
December 2, 2010 12:00 AM
After a tough round of contract talks CAW Local 4000 members at the World Trade and Convention Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia have approved a new three-year ...

Bargaining Update at CN and CP Rail
December 1, 2010 2:53 PM
CAW master bargaining committees at CP Rail and CN Rail are in contract talks pushing for new collective agreements covering more than 6,500 CAW members ...

CAW Frustrated at Siemens Wind Turbine Decision
December 1, 2010 12:31 PM
The CAW is reacting with anger to the news by Siemens and the Ontario government that the proposed wind turbine project will set up shop in Tillsonburg ...

Airport Limo Drivers Locked-out of Using their own Cars
December 1, 2010 12:11 PM
Drivers for airport limousine services McIntosh, Air Cab and Aaroport have been "locked out" of their jobs ...

Truckers Protest Rate Cuts at Vancouver Ports
November 30, 2010 10:45 AM
A convoy of 400 truckers travelled across bridges, tunnels and highways throughout the Vancouver lower mainland on November 27 to protest undercutting... ...

Recession Increasing Hunger Among Vulnerable and Marginalized, Inquiry Hears
November 26, 2010 12:10 PM
A Hunger Inquiry conducted by the Recession Relief Coalition in Toronto recently heard about the real impact of the recession on the most vulnerable and ...

Container Truckers to Protest Actions of Port Metro Vancouver on Saturday
November 25, 2010 12:06 PM
The Vancouver Container Truckers Association (VCTA-CAW Local 2006) is calling for an industry-wide container truck rally on November 27 ...

CAW Demands Job Guarantees on Any Investment in F-35 Aircraft
November 24, 2010 4:16 PM
In a presentation tomorrow to the Standing Committee on National Defense regarding the proposed F-35 procurement, the CAW will call on the government to ...

CAW Launches Comprehensive Booklet on HIV/AIDS
November 24, 2010 2:52 PM
The CAW has launched its new HIV/AIDS information manual entitled HIV/AIDS: A Worker's Issue, A Union Issue. ...

CAW's Lewenza Demands Baird Set the Record Straight on the Union's Stance on Afghanistan
November 19, 2010 4:32 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza sent a letter to Government House Leader John Baird today calling for a public apology regarding misleading comments ...

CAW President Urges Canadian Government to Keep Share of GM
November 18, 2010 9:40 AM
While calling the General Motors IPO "a good-news story" for the company and the whole auto industry, CAW President Ken Lewenza is cautioning ...

Fighting Precarious Work: CAW Local 414
November 18, 2010 8:54 AM
CAW members in the retail sector examined ways to fight against the rising tide of precarious work that continues to ravage working conditions ...

Lewenza Slams Claims Free Trade a Benefit to Canada's Auto Industry
November 18, 2010 8:45 AM
Claims by International Trade Minister Peter Van Loan that Canada's auto industry has benefitted from two decades of free trade are "indefensible," ...

End Violence Against Women: December 6
November 16, 2010 3:43 PM
On December 6, CAW members across the country will organize memorials, forums and events to commemorate the 14 women who were murdered at L'École Polytechnique ...

IMF's Automotive Working Group Tackles Precarious Work Problem
November 16, 2010 9:00 AM
At a meeting of the Automotive Working Group of the International Metalworkers' Federation in Detroit, hosted by the UAW, delegates debated issues of ...

Ford Engine Investment Good News for Windsor Workers
November 9, 2010 1:57 PM
Plans by Ford Motor Company to expand manufacturing capacity to build its 5.0 litre engine at the Essex Engine plant in Windsor, Ontario ...

CAW Members Ratify New Agreement at Integram in Windsor
November 8, 2010 8:46 AM
Parts workers in the CAW have ratified a new 2-year collective agreement with auto parts maker Integram (a division of auto parts giant Magna) in Windsor ...

ITF/CAW Seek Help for Stranded Russian Sailors
November 4, 2010 10:47 AM
A group of 50 Russian and Ukrainian sailors stranded in St. John's, Newfoundland are anxiously awaiting funds to return home & more than $330,000 in back wages ...

New Agreement at Two Martinrea Parts Plants Follow Day of Action
November 3, 2010 3:12 PM
CAW members at parts maker Martinrea in Ridgetown and Dresden, Ontario emerged victorious after the auto parts workers Day of Action, ...

Labour College of Canada - Applications Now Available!
November 3, 2010 2:07 PM
Want to find ways to broaden and strengthen the social justice movement in Canada? If so, then the Labour College of Canada just might be for you!...

Federal and Ontario Governments Should Maintain Some GM Ownership, Lewenza Says
November 3, 2010 10:39 AM
The federal and Ontario governments should keep some ownership in General Motors to ensure Canada continues to play a strong role in the auto makers ...

Newfoundland and Labrador Oil Tanker Crews Being Displaced, FFAW/CAW Warns.
November 2, 2010 11:50 AM
A recent oil industry decision to not extend the lease of the oil tanker Vinland is displacing local tanker crew members in Newfoundland and Labrador ...

Len Harrison, Chair of CAW Retirees to be Honoured With OHC 2010 Dan Benedict Award
November 1, 2010 11:23 AM
The Ontario Health Coalition's Dan Benedict award is given annually to the person (or persons) that best exemplify the spirit of Dan Benedict, ...

Auto Parts Workers Rally Across Ontario
November 1, 2010 8:00 AM
CAW members in more than 100 auto parts workplaces took part in a series of lunchtime demonstrations outside their plants during a province-wide day of action ...

Canada-EU Free Trade Deal Could Cost up to 150,000 Canadian Jobs
October 27, 2010 3:53 PM
A Canada-EU free trade deal would create a huge trade deficit for Canada, resulting in the loss of up to 150,000 Canadian jobs ...

Union Wins B.C. Court Battle for Workers with Chronic Illness
October 26, 2010 8:30 AM
CAW Local 111 has won a seven-year long court battle with Coast Mountain Bus Company that protects workers suffering from chronic illnesses ...

Toronto Launches New Thunder Bay-Made Subway Cars
October 25, 2010 12:15 PM
The Toronto launch of the new Bombardier-made subway cars was met with cheers by TTC users and Thunder Bay workers alike. ...

CAW Condemns Bullying of LGBT Youth
October 22, 2010 4:00 PM
In light of a wave of suicides by lesbian, gay, transgendered and bisexual youth and those perceived to be LGBT, the CAW's National Executive Board has......

Hundreds Protest Canada-EU Free Trade Deal
October 22, 2010 3:51 PM
Over 400 protesters, including bus loads of CAW members, expressed their grave concerns over the CETA during a noon-hour demonstration held in Ottawa... ...

CAW Members Rally at Pearson Airport, Call for End to Exploitation of Airport Limo Drivers
October 22, 2010 10:36 AM
CAW members employed by three airport limousine companies will stage a demonstration this afternoon at 3 p.m. from the limo base to Pearson International Airpor...

CAW Ratifies Deal with University of Windsor
October 21, 2010 8:30 AM
CAW members at the University of Windsor have overwhelmingly ratified a new collective agreement by 97 per cent, in a series of votes that took place yesterday....

Auto Parts Workers Rally Support
October 20, 2010 2:10 PM
In preparation for the Auto Parts Worker Day of Action more than 200 auto parts local union leadership and activists came together on October 18 ...

Workshops for Equity Candidates in Ontario
October 20, 2010 8:58 AM
Despite years of effort by groups promoting greater equality in politics and some political parties, the number of women, workers of colour ...

Labour College - Now Accepting Applications
October 20, 2010 8:56 AM
If you are committed to building a strengthened labour and social justice movement, this program may just be for you! ...

Toronto to Lose Critical Medical Evacuation Helicopters
October 19, 2010 12:13 PM
The CAW is expressing alarm at the decision by ORNGE to move the Toronto Island Medivac helicopters to the Hamilton International Airport ...

CAW Calls for Casino Expansion to Move Forward
October 15, 2010 10:30 AM
The Canadian Auto Workers union is calling for a meeting of all concerned parties regarding the planned expansion of the Edgewater Casino. ...

Cities Get the Cold Shoulder with EI Announcement
October 14, 2010 4:50 PM
The government's October 12 announcement that they will extend two EI pilot projects for eight more months is welcome news for the many workers......

Building Union Strength in the Aerospace Sector
October 14, 2010 3:14 PM
The recent International Metalworkers Federation Conference in Seattle brought together unions, including the CAW ...

DHL Workers Stage Cross-Country Protest
October 14, 2010 9:40 AM
Hundreds of DHL workers and members of the CAW staged a series of early morning protests at company locations across Canada on Thursday October 7, ...

CAW Human Rights Conference: Register Now!
October 13, 2010 3:30 PM
The CAW's biennial Human Rights Conference will take place from October 29-31 at the union's Family Education Centre in Port Elgin, Ontario...

CAW President Voices Frustration at Lack of Action on EI Programs
October 12, 2010 1:55 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza called today's fiscal update by federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty a missed opportunity to make a meaningful extension to E.I. ...

2010 Retired Workers Council and Conference Report
October 12, 2010 11:05 AM
More than 200 delegates, spouses and guests took part in the 2010 Retired Workers Council and Conference at the CAW's Family Education Centre ...

High Strike Vote at University of Windsor as Talks Resume
October 11, 2010 5:00 PM
The CAW will resume negotiations with the University of Windsor tomorrow, Tuesday October 12, after receiving an overwhelming vote of support from membership......

Bob White Charity Golf Classic Raises $65,000 for Local Women's Shelters
October 6, 2010 3:06 PM
Two London Ontario area women's shelters will benefit from funds raised at this year's Bob White Charity Golf Classic....

World Day for Decent Work: October 7
October 6, 2010 12:12 PM
The second annual World Day for Decent Work, held on October 7, comes at a time when workers are still feeling the impact of the global recession. ...

Terrible Trade Move by Feds Could Cripple Canadian Shipbuilding, CAW says
October 5, 2010 2:18 PM
After a written promise to proceed tactfully on policy to support Canada's all-important shipbuilding industry, the Harper government's rash decision to ...

CAW Commends Inclusion of Labour on WSIB Funding Review Panel
October 4, 2010 8:50 AM
Labour's participation in the newly formed WSIB funding review panel is a strong step forward for injured workers, says the CAW. ...

Support Your Local United Way Campaign
October 4, 2010 12:00 PM
CAW members urged to support local United Way campaigns...

Rise Up! For Your Rights
October 1, 2010 2:28 PM
The Canadian Labour Congress is holding the Rise Up! For Your Rights Conference in Ottawa, Ontario from December 8 to 11. ...

International Day of Older Persons - October 1, 2010
October 1, 2010 8:31 AM
The General Assembly of the United Nations designated October 1 as the International Day of Older Persons. ...

Conservatives Shrug off Senate Poverty Plan
September 30, 2010 1:39 PM
Ten years after the government's self-imposed deadline to eliminate child poverty, the Harper government has turned a cold shoulder to a comprehensive senate ...

Rally Against Canada-EU Free Trade Deal: October 22
September 29, 2010 4:14 PM
With Canada-European Union free trade negotiations continuing to move at a rapid pace and no meaningful public consultation or debate planned, an important ...

Open Letter from CAW to Federal Opposition Leaders on the Vote on Bill C-308 (Employment Insurance)
September 28, 2010 2:48 PM
We urge your party to stay the course on Wednesday and support Bill C-308, a comprehensive package of amendments to the EI Act. ...

CAW Urges New Brunswick Premier-Elect to Support Improvements to CPP and Economic Stimulus
September 28, 2010 12:15 PM
The CAW is calling on the newly-elected New Brunswick provincial government to join with other provinces in supporting changes to Canada Pension Plan ...

Progressive Groups Set New Vision for Toronto
September 24, 2010 8:20 AM
A newly formed network of Toronto-based environmental, arts, student, labour and social justice groups officially launched the OneToronto campaign ...

CAW Commends Liberals and NDP for Saving Long Gun Registry, Defeating Bill C-391
September 22, 2010 9:30 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza is congratulating both the Liberal and NDP leaders for ensuring their parties preserved the national long gun registry in this......

Chinese Union Meets CAW
September 22, 2010 2:53 PM
The Shandong Provincial Federation of Trade Unions sent a delegation to Toronto and Vancouver in September to learn more about the CAW....

WTO Complaint Threatens Green Jobs for Canadians, Lewenza says
September 21, 2010 4:18 PM
An innovative program to promote green power generation and create local jobs in Ontario will be put at risk if Japan is successful with a complaint to the WTO ...

Take Action for Universal Pharmacare
September 17, 2010 4:12 PM
A ground breaking report outlining The Economic Case for Universal Pharmacare has been released....

CAW Opens Negotiations with CP Rail
September 17, 2010 3:32 PM
The CAW officially opened collective bargaining negotiations with CP Rail on September 16 in Calgary, Alberta. ...

CAW Human Rights Conference
September 17, 2010 3:20 PM
The CAW Human Rights Conference will be held at the CAW Family Education Centre in Port Elgin, Ontario from October 29-to-31. ...

CAW Turns out to Support Striking USW members at ECP, Demands End to Use of Scabs at Brantford, Ontario Plant
September 16, 2010 11:33 AM
CAW members in Brantford and the surrounding area will be lending support to the picket lines at Engineered Coated Products on Thursday, Se...

Nortel Retirees Rally to Stop Wind up of Pension Plan
September 15, 2010 3:41 PM
More than 1,000 retired Nortel workers, retired and active CAW members and supporters rallied on the lawn of Queen's Park, urging the Ontario government ...

CAW Commends NDP on Rallying to Keep Gun Registry
September 15, 2010 11:48 AM
CAW President Ken Lewenza called the news that the NDP may now have enough votes to keep the long gun registry "encouraging." ...

CAW Supports AfriGrand Caravan Cross Country Tour
September 15, 2010 10:30 AM
A dedicated group of African grandmothers and granddaughters is travelling right across Canada, sharing their stories, their challenges ...

Harper's EI Cutbacks Hurt Communities
September 13, 2010 4:00 PM
The Harper government's decision to do away with the five-week extension on Employment Insurance only creates more hardship and uncertainty ...

Grid Iron Tickets for CAW Local 504 members at Siemens
September 13, 2010 10:50 AM
Three burly football players from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats football club opened their wallets to ensure CAW Local 504 members at Siemens in Hamilton ...

CAW National Workers' Compensation Conference
September 10, 2010 3:43 PM
The CAW's 2010 national Workers' Compensation Conference will be held October 22 to 24 at the CAW Family Education Centre in Port Elgin, Ontario. ...

Job Numbers Offer Further Proof That EI Improvements Still Needed, CAW President Says
September 10, 2010 10:53 AM
A relentlessly high national unemployment rate, erratic and inconsistent job growth and a massive jump in workers actively looking for jobs ...

CAW Opens Negotiations with CN Rail
September 9, 2010 3:08 PM
The Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) union officially opened collective bargaining negotiations with CN Rail this morning ...

Nortel pensioners rally at Queen's Park on Sept. 15, 2010: - Don't Wind Up our Pension Plans!
September 9, 2010 12:00 AM
Nortel pensioners and supporters will rally at Queen's Park in front of the Legislature to protest the handling of their pension funds by the Government ...

Nortel Workers Rally at Queen's Park: September 15
September 8, 2010 2:14 PM
The CAW national union is calling on all retired workers, local unions and other allies to come to Queen's Park in Toronto on Wednesday, September 15 at 12 noon...

CAW Congratulates Two NDP MPs for Supporting Gun Registry, Urges Others to Vote in Kind
September 7, 2010 3:07 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza commended NDP MPs Charlie Angus, (Timmins James Bay) and Glenn Thibeault (Sudbury) for opting to change their vote on Bill C-391 ...

CAW Maintains Focus on Social Unionism, says Hargrove
September 2, 2010 1:35 PM
The creation of the CAW was characterized by new ideas, new opportunities and the emergence of the union into new sectors of the economy ...

Labour Day - Workers' Activism Can Deliver the Canada We Deserve
September 3, 2010 10:00 AM
This Labour Day weekend marks the CAW's official 25th anniversary since its formation. An anniversary that is marked by mixed emotions. The birth of our......

This week - Rape Counsellor Visits Canada to Publicize Unrelenting Violence Against Women and Girls in Congo
August 31, 2010 11:38 AM
On the heels of the news of gang rape of nearly 200 women and children in the eastern Democratic Rep. of Congo, Congolese social worker Esther Munyerenkana ...

Fighting for Good Jobs
August 30, 2010 5:07 PM
Delegates to the CAW-TCA Joint Council debated a new discussion paper called Fighting for Good Jobs......

A Sign of Hope from the Congo
August 30, 2010 4:30 PM
Women and girls of the Democratic Republic of Congo will not ever be safe from sexual assault and rape until there is peace in the country, Esther......

Ensuring Resource Sector Jobs for Canadians
August 28, 2010 3:40 PM
CAW/TCA Joint Council delegates are demanding federal, provincial and municipal governments ensure resource sector companies in Canada provide job......

Founding President Congratulates Union on Anniversary
August 28, 2010 11:00 AM
The decision to create a rank and file democratic structure governing the CAW set in place an important foundation for the union, said CAW Founding President......

Making History A Visual Record of the CAW's First 25 Years
August 28, 2010 11:00 AM
In celebration of the CAW's 25th anniversary, the union has published a book of historic photographs that highlight key moments in CAW history......

Recognizing 25 Years of CAW in Quebec
August 28, 2010 9:21 AM
In his welcoming address to CAW delegates attending the union's Canada-Quebec Joint Council and 25th anniversary celebrations on August 26, Quebec Director......

Putting the Brakes on a Harper Majority in Quebec
August 27, 2010 3:44 PM
Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe blasted the hard right policy direction of the Stephen Harper Conservatives and stressed the important role his party ...

CAW: Celebrating 25 Years of Progress
August 27, 2010 2:13 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza outlined the rich story of struggle, progress and determination on behalf of working people that mark the first 25 years ...

CAW Celebrates 25th Anniversary in Montreal, Ramps up Fight for Good Jobs in Canada and Quebec
August 25, 2010 12:00 PM
The Canadian Auto Workers union will be convening its Canada-Quebec Joint Council on August 27-29 in Montreal and will celebrate the 25th anniversary ...

Pension Reforms Positive but Further Improvements Still Needed, CAW President Says
August 25, 2010 8:20 AM
The slate of provincial pension reforms released earlier today by Ontario Finance Minister Dwight Duncan is a positive step in securing retirement income ...

Turbine Blades Should be Built in Siemens Hamilton Plant
August 24, 2010 3:35 PM
A coalition has formed in Hamilton supporting the CAW's campaign to have Siemens Canada use its existing Hamilton facility as the home for its new wind turbine ...

CAW Urges Support for Pakistan Emergency Relief
August 24, 2010 8:26 AM
The CAW will be donating $40,000 to the Pakistan relief effort and is urging local unions and individuals across the country to give generously to the growing ...

CAW Ratifies New Deal at Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, B.C.
August 20, 2010 10:58 AM
CAW members at Fairmont Empress Hotel ratified a new collective agreement by 78 per cent over the course of a series of meetings yesterday ...

CAW Calls for Government Intervention after Fruitless Meeting with Navistar
August 19, 2010 4:23 PM
The CAW is calling for the Ontario government to intervene in the more than year-long stand-off between the union and heavy truck manufacturer Navistar ...

CAW Members Picket Extendicare Head Office in Markham -Tomorrow
August 18, 2010 12:50 PM
CAW members will be demonstrating outside long term care provider Extendicare's head office tomorrow, just north of Toronto, protesting the company's refusal ...

Building Hope One Home at a Time
August 16, 2010 2:00 PM
The CAW Hammer of Hope is a week-long build of a Habitat for Humanity home in London, Ontario that will help one deserving family move into decent housing. ...

Fairmont Empress Workers to Hold Strike Vote After Talks Break off
August 16, 2010 8:15 AM
The Fairmont Empress Hotel could find itself behind picket lines as early as the end of August....

CAW Members Ratify Deal with Toronto Terminals Railway
August 14, 2010 2:59 PM
CAW members at Union Station have overwhelmingly ratified a new three-year agreement with Toronto Terminals Railway on August 14....

Windsor Built Engine Slated for Popular Ford F-150 Truck
August 13, 2010 11:40 AM
News that the five-litre engine, built at the Essex Engine plant in Windsor, will be offered in Ford's F-150 pick up truck is great news for the membership......

Expansion of New Brunswick Plant Good News for Local 2001
August 11, 2010 1:32 PM
With the Old Dutch Foods potato chip plant in Hartland, New Brunswick operating at capacity the company is moving ahead with a $25 million expansion ...

CAW President Calls for Moratorium on Establishment of Online Gaming
August 11, 2010 12:41 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza is calling for a moratorium on government-sanctioned online gaming sites until the issue can be thoroughly studied ...

CAW's Family Education Centre Wins EatSmart Award
August 10, 2010 3:30 PM
The cafeteria at the CAW's Family Education Centre in Port Elgin, Ontario has been recognized for providing healthier eating choices. ...

New Green Jobs Must Come to Hamilton, CAW Demands
August 10, 2010 12:02 PM
Today's announcement that Siemens plans to build a new wind turbine blade facility in Southern Ontario, instead of moving these new "green jobs" into ...

CAW Reaches Tentative Deal with Toronto Terminals Railway
August 10, 2010 8:05 AM
The CAW has reached a tentative settlement with Toronto Terminals Railway August 9. ...

CAW Calls for a Reversal on Callaway Plant Closure Decision
August 9, 2010 8:50 AM
CAW President Ken Lewenza is calling on the top executives of Callaway Golf Company to revisit a recent decision to close its Concord, Ontario assembly ...

Massive Loss of Full-Time Jobs Terrible Set-back to Economic Recovery, says CAW President
August 6, 2010 10:33 AM
CAW President Ken Lewenza called the loss of 139,000 full-time jobs a stunning reminder that the country still has a long way to go to recover from ...

On the Road to Help Homeless Women
August 5, 2010 2:37 PM
CAW Local 27 member Liz Overduin took to the road on a 14-hour bicycle trip recently to raise much needed funds for the My Sisters' Place women's shelter ...

CAW Protests Cuts to Personal Support Worker Hours at Wentworth Heights
August 4, 2010 11:55 AM
CAW members and supporters will be demonstrating outside the Village of Wentworth Heights long term care home on Thursday, August 5, ...

CAW Members at St. Marys Cement Ratify New Deal
July 29, 2010 2:42 PM
CAW members at St. Marys Cement in Bowmanville, Ontario have ratified a new three-year agreement by 58 per cent, ending a bitter five month strike. ...

Vancouver Pride Parade - August 1
July 27, 2010 3:22 PM
CAW members in the Greater Vancouver Area are gearing up for the 2010 Vancouver Pride Parade, set to take place on August 1. ...

CAW Reaches Deal With St. Marys Cement
July 27, 2010 2:50 PM
The CAW has reached a tentative agreement with St. Marys Cement after a five month long strike at the Bowmanville facility over pensions and a number of other ...

$46 Million Poultry Plant Good News for Nova Scotia CAW Members
July 22, 2010 8:30 AM
Plans for a $46 million chicken and turkey processing plant in Nova Scotia is a positive step towards getting CAW members back to work in the Annapolis valley....

CAW Members Approve VIA Deal
July 21, 2010 3:01 PM
CAW members at VIA Rail have voted 88 per cent in favour of a new collective agreement, in a series of ratification meetings ...

Winnipeg Casino Workers to Vote on CAW Representation
July 21, 2010 1:56 PM
Over the next three days, one thousand workers at the Club Regent and McPhillips Street Station casinos in Winnipeg will participate in a union displacement ...

CAW Says Attack on Public Sector Workers' Collective Bargaining Rights Unfair
July 20, 2010 5:00 PM
Coming out of a consultation with Ontario Finance Minister Dwight Duncan and other Ontario public sector unions this afternoon, the CAW is criticizing the......

Opening of Bargaining at Lower Mainland Ports in B.C. with CAW-Container Truckers
July 19, 2010 2:47 PM
The Vancouver Container Truckers Association-CAW Local 2006 will officially open bargaining July 22 with a group of separate companies ...

Government Must Extend Temporary EI Measures for Unemployed, CAW says
July 16, 2010 11:38 AM
The federal government must act immediately to extend budget measures and pilot projects providing vitally important Employment Insurance supports to ...

New Contract for Coca-Cola workers in Brampton
July 15, 2010 1:56 PM
CAW members at the Coca-Cola bottling plant in Brampton, Ontario ratified a new three-year agreement by a margin of 69 per cent on June 27. ...

CAW Joins Call for Public Inquiry into G20 Police Actions
July 15, 2010 8:55 AM
The CAW has joined with dozens of progressive organizations in condemning the curtailment of civil liberties during the G20 Summit ...

Mass Demonstration at Siemens Canada Head Office
July 14, 2010 11:27 AM
CAW Local 504 members who work at Siemens Canada's gas turbine facility in Hamilton, Ontario held a mass demonstration ...

Ontario Premier's Letter on Navistar
July 14, 2010 10:30 AM
The following is an excerpt from a July 5 letter to CAW President Ken Lewenza from Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty regarding the future of the Navistar facility...

Newfoundland and Labrador Crab Harvesters Stand United
July 13, 2010 3:55 PM
After resisting demands for lower crab prices from seafood producers, Newfoundland and Labrador crab harvesters remained united ...

Bargaining Impasse: St. Marys Cement Strike Appeal
July 13, 2010 3:51 PM
Despite two-and-a-half days of further negotiations and after 18 weeks on strike, St. Mary's Cement continues to refuse to bargain a fair and equitable ...

OHA Demutualization Settlement
July 2, 2010 1:00 PM
Health care worker in Ontario? Find out more information about the Ontario Hospital Association demutualization settlement that involves CAW members....

New CAW VIA Rail Agreement Receives Full Support of Workplace Leaders
June 28, 2010 4:00 PM
CAW- VIA Rail workplace leaders from across the country have voted unanimously in support of recommending the new collective agreement for ratification, at a......

CAW Reaches Tentative Agreement with VIA Rail
June 26, 2010 11:30 PM
The CAW has reached a new three year tentative agreement with VIA Rail, after a difficult round of negotiations......

Port Stability at Issue as CAW Local 2006 Heads into Negotiations
June 25, 2010 12:00 PM
The Vancouver Container Truckers Association / VCTA-CAW Local 2006 served notice to bargain today to over a dozen separate companies engaged in moving container...

Agreement at BC Transit in Victoria
June 25, 2010 11:44 AM
CAW Local 333 members who work at B.C. Transit in Victoria, British Columbia have ratified a new two-year agreement......

Negotiations with VIA Continue, Set Shut-Down Protocol in Case of Dispute
June 25, 2010 11:00 AM
The CAW continues to meet with VIA Rail with the assistance of two federal mediators. The two sides have established a shut-down protocol in the case of a......

Negotiations with VIA Rail On-going, Union Issues Strike Notice
June 24, 2010 3:52 PM
The CAW has issued its 72 hour strike notice to VIA Rail, after the company tabled its first economic proposal last night rife with concessions. ...

New Leadership at UAW
June 23, 2010 11:36 AM
Members of the U.S.-based United Auto Workers union elected a new leadership team at the union's Constitutional Convention on June 16. ...

CAW to Support Joe Pantalone for Toronto Mayor
June 23, 2010 9:45 AM
The CAW is throwing its support behind City of Toronto mayoral candidate and current Deputy Mayor Joe Pantalone. ...

Overwhelming Strike Vote at Auto Parts Maker Wescast
June 22, 2010 1:30 PM
CAW Local 4207 members who work at Wescast Machining in Wingham, Ontario have overwhelmingly rejected a forced final offer from the company. ...

New Contract Means More Jobs in Thunder Bay, Ontario
June 21, 2010 3:58 PM
A $770 million light rail car order placed by the Metrolinx transportation agency means Bombardier will hire more than 200 additional workers for its Thunder ...

CAW Members Demonstrate at Lanark Place for Fair Contract
June 21, 2010 10:48 AM
CAW members at Lanark Place/Lanark Heights retirement home and long term care facility will demonstrate on Tuesday, June 22 for a fair contract. ...

June 21 - National Aboriginal Peoples Day
June 17, 2010 8:26 AM
In 1996, the Governor General of Canada proclaimed June 21 National Aboriginal Peoples Day. The CAW recognizes June 21 ...

CAW Local 504 Members Reject Siemens Closure Plan
June 16, 2010 8:40 AM
CAW Local 504 members who work at the Siemens turbine manufacturing facility in Hamilton, Ontario are expressing outrage over the company's latest response ...

CAW Applauds Agreement on CPP
June 15, 2010 1:55 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza is voicing his strong approval of yesterday's agreement of most of the provinces and the federal government to improve Canada Pension ...

CAW Ratifies First Agreement with Brinks
June 15, 2010 9:11 AM
CAW members at Brinks have ratified a first contract by 81 per cent in 13 locations across Ontario. The 950 workers voted in the contract during ...

CAW Members Vote Overwhelmingly in Favour of Strike at VIA Rail, If Needed
June 11, 2010 3:10 PM
CAW members who work at VIA Rail have voted more than 94 per cent in favour of strike action, if needed. ...

CAW Lauds Possible CPP Improvements
June 11, 2010 12:17 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza called the news of possible improvements to the Canadian Pension Plan "encouraging and historic," as announced yesterday by federal ...

CAW 2010 Retired Workers Council and Conference and Outstanding CAW Retired Worker Award
June 10, 2010 10:20 AM
The CAW Retired Workers Council and Conference will be held at the CAW Family/ Education Centre in Port Elgin, Ontario from September 5 to 10. ...

CAW Recognized for Child Poverty Work
June 10, 2010 8:44 AM
The CAW was presented with the 2009 Outstanding Community Partner award by Canadian Feed the Children (CFTC) - an independent charity ...

Women Leaders Demand NDP Vote to Keep Gun Registry
June 10, 2010 8:18 AM
More than 630 women leaders from across the country have issued a joint appeal to NDP leader Jack Layton demanding that his party vote against Bill C-391, ...

CAW UI Conference Calls for Extension of Pilot Projects and Benefits
June 9, 2010 11:37 AM
Over 90 delegates from CAW locals across Canada participated in this year's Unemployment Insurance Conference, May 28 -30 at the CAW Family Education Centre i...

CAW Urges Harper to Condemn Attack on Aid Ships
June 8, 2010 12:31 PM
In a June 3 letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, CAW President Ken Lewenza urged the federal government of Canada to condemn the recent aid ship attack...

CAW Songwriting Contest
June 8, 2010 11:23 AM
The Canadian Auto Workers union is turning 25 this year and we want you to use your talents to write a song, commemorating this special anniversary. ...

On the Road to a Green Economy: Speaking Tour
June 8, 2010 9:33 AM
The CAW is teaming up with the Polaris Institute and the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition, for the On the Road to a Green Economy: ...

CAW Launches Groundbreaking Study Tracking Laid Off Workers
June 4, 2010 2:00 PM
The CAW is unveiling a new study tracking laid off workers in three different cities across southern Ontario at a press conference on Monday, June 7 ...

Government Must Intervene to Secure Navistar's Future in Chatham, CAW says
June 3, 2010 12:00 PM
In front of a raucous crowd of nearly 600 CAW Local 127 and 35 members in Chatham, Ontario, CAW President Ken Lewenza expressed his anger and frustration ...

CAW Continues Rotating Protests at Extendicare Facilities in Ontario
June 3, 2010 12:00 AM
CAW members staged two more public demonstrations at Extendicare nursing homes in Tecumseh and Kingston, Ontario on May 27 and June 1, ...

Greater Job Security for GM Members in St. Catharines
June 3, 2010 10:58 AM
General Motors' plans to spend $245 million to build a new line of fuel efficient transmissions in St. Catharines, Ontario is good news ...

Groundbreaking for New Environmentally Friendly Hall at Local 598
June 2, 2010 4:05 PM
CAW Mine/Mill Local 598 recently celebrated the groundbreaking for a new energy efficient hall at Richard Lake near Sudbury, Ontario. ...

Big City Mayors Support Expansion of CPP - CAW's Lewenza Urges Wide Support for Pension Expansion
May 28, 2010 12:50 PM
A group of 22 mayors from Canada's biggest cities are calling for expansion of the Canada Pension Plan, a federal system of pension insurance, ...

Extendicare Urged to Return to Bargaining by Pickets
May 27, 2010 2:55 PM
More than 250 CAW members took part in demonstrations outside Extendicare nursing home facilities in Sault Ste. Marie and London, Ontario ...

CAW Locals Rack Up Four Labour Media Awards
May 26, 2010 2:06 PM
The Canadian Association of Labour Media held its annual labour communications conference and awards ceremony in Windsor, Ontario ...

Former CAW President's Book Up for Award
May 26, 2010 12:02 PM
Laying It on the Line: Driving a Hard Bargain in Challenging Times, a book by former CAW President Buzz Hargrove, is one of the finalists for this year's ...

CAW Local 599 Conducts Health and Safety Exit Clinic
May 25, 2010 11:03 AM
A large group of Xstrata workers attended an occupational disease and musculoskeletal exit clinic at the MacIntyre Arena in Timmins, Ontario May 5 to 7....

Thursday: CAW to Picket London Extendicare Facility
May 19, 2010 1:14 PM
CAW members and supporters will be picketing outside the London Extendicare long-term care facility located at 860 Waterloo Street tomorrow afternoon, ...

New Agreement Provides Future for Aluminum Plant
May 19, 2010 12:30 PM
CAW Local 127 and Dajcor Aluminum have hammered out a new collective agreement that breathes life into a shuttered Chatham, Ontario aluminum plant.Dajcor......

Fighting for Decent Pensions at St. Marys Rally
May 18, 2010 4:40 PM
Hundreds of CAW members from across southern Ontario took part in a mass rally at the St. Marys cement plant in support of Local 222 members striking against......

Hamilton Council Makes Jobs for Siemens Workforce a Top Priority
May 17, 2010 2:07 PM
City of Hamilton councilors have approved a motion that makes the retention and identification of "new employment opportunities" for 550 Siemens workers a top p...

CAW Statement on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
May 14, 2010 3:00 PM
May 17th is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. Around the world lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans activists, along with community......

CAW Demands End to Two-month Labour Dispute: Rally Tuesday, May 18
May 14, 2010 3:20 PM
Hundreds of CAW members from across the Greater Toronto Area will rally in support of striking St. Marys Cement workers on Tuesday, May 18 in Bowmanville, Ontar...

End Deadly Asbestos Industry, Experts Urge Canadian Government
May 13, 2010 10:45 AM
The Canadian government must ban the production and export of asbestos, a broad coalition of politicians, world renowned experts, asbestos victims ...

CAW Statement on National Nurses Week May 10 to 16
May 12, 2010 2:10 PM
Nursing Week is celebrated each year across Canada and around the world during the week of Florence Nightingale's birthday on May 12. ...

CAW Health Care Conference
May 12, 2010 8:39 AM
More than 200 delegates took part in the CAW Health Care Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia from May 7 to 9. ...

New Agreement at Lunenburg Recycling Centre in N.S.
May 11, 2010 10:35 AM
Members at the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg Community Recycling Centre ratified a three year collective agreement with wage improvements ...

Profitable Extendicare REIT Demands Wage Freeze of Canadian Workers
May 10, 2010 11:45 AM
Despite earning $15 million in profits in the first quarter of 2010 alone, Extendicare Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) has walked away from the bargaining ...

Expand CPP to Ease Canadians' Pension Problems, New Study Says
May 6, 2010 1:41 PM
An expansion of the Canada Pension Plan is the most effective in addressing Canada's pension problems ...

CAW Presidents Conference
May 6, 2010 1:37 PM
More than 200 local presidents and staff came together from across the country, including Quebec, for the CAW Presidents Conference April 27 -29 in Port Elgin, ...

CAW President Ken Lewenza Kicks off Nurses' Week with Speech in Halifax
May 6, 2010 10:49 AM
CAW President Ken Lewenza will address more than 200 health care workers from across the country, on Saturday May 8 at the Delta Halifax. ...

First B.C. Apprenticeship Conference
May 5, 2010 1:38 PM
The British Columbia Federation of Labour has taken steps to deal with the looming skilled trades shortage in the province by holding its first ever ...

Gun Control Lobby Gets Boost
May 5, 2010 10:50 AM
Twenty-eight medical, nursing, health and suicide prevention organizations and 33 professionals in these fields have released an open letter ...

CAW Protestors Urge Extendicare Back to Bargaining
May 4, 2010 3:12 PM
Hundreds of CAW activists staged a lively demonstration outside an Oakville, Ontario Extendicare facility on April 29, ...

Servantage Workers in BC Overwhelmingly Approve New Contract
May 4, 2010 1:20 PM
Workers employed by Servantage Services in British Columbia have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a new three-year collective agreement. ...

CAW's Heslop Named to College of Trades, Appointments Council
May 4, 2010 11:38 AM
CAW Skilled Trades Director Colin Heslop has been appointed subject to review by the Standing Committee on Government Agencies to Ontario College of Trades......

Today - CAW to Hold Information Picket outside Federal Finance Minister's Speech
May 4, 2010 10:10 AM
CAW members from across the Greater Toronto Area will be holding an information picket downtown today at 5 p.m. outside of the Hilton Hotel ...

Auto Parts Workers Say "No More Cuts"
May 3, 2010 2:13 PM
Auto parts workers represented by the CAW are sending a strong message to major auto manufacturers that the union will not tolerate ...

Celebrating the 40th Birthday of Earth Day
April 30, 2010 3:07 PM
Earth Week is continuing to grow at the Windsor Assembly plant, says CAW Local 444 Joint Workplace Environment Representative Richard St. Denis....

Solidarity for St. Marys Workers: Rally on May 18
April 30, 2010 2:55 PM
CAW members in Ontario are being urged to take part in a rally on Tuesday, May 18 in Bowmanville in support of St. Marys cement workers on strike ...

Support the Robin Hood Tax
April 29, 2010 9:13 AM
As governments around the world deal with the after effects of a massive economic meltdown caused by greedy financial speculators ...

CAW Local 1917 Members Ratify New Agreement at Hitachi Truck
April 28, 2010 2:40 PM
CAW Local 1917 members who work at Hitachi Truck in Guelph, Ontario have overwhelmingly ratified a new three-year collective agreement ...

Canada's Green Economy Network Launched
April 28, 2010 11:25 AM
As the threat of irreversible damage to Canada's environment continues to loom large, a concerned group of major labour, environmental and social justice ...

Restarted Ajax Parts Plant Brings Union Members Back to Work
April 28, 2010 10:16 AM
After almost a year of being shut down, workers at the former BBI auto parts plant in Ajax, Ontario will be gradually returning to work. ...

Can YOU Live on Ontario Social Assistance? Do the Math.
April 27, 2010 2:11 PM
What would you need to make ends meet if your situation changed and you had to rely on social assistance?...

Newfoundland Government Must Provide Financial Support to Crab Fishery, CAW says
April 26, 2010 1:39 PM
The Newfoundland and Labrador government must step in immediately with financial support to get the province's crab fishery started, CAW President Ken Lewenza ...

Extendicare Breaks off Talks with the CAW
April 26, 2010 11:26 AM
Talks between the CAW and Extendicare have broken off after the company walked away from negotiations. ...

CAW Calls on Ontario Government to Reinstate Special Diet Allowance
April 23, 2010 3:30 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza is calling on the Ontario Government to reconsider the decision to cancel the Special Diet Allowance program ...

Repayment of Loans Good News for Industry, says CAW President
April 21, 2010 1:09 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza said today's announcement that General Motors has repaid government loans in Canada and the U.S. is another positive sign ...

Trade Justice Network Concerned over Controversial Canada-EU Trade Deal
April 20, 2010 2:51 PM
Representatives of the Trade Justice Network (TJN), a newly formed coalition of Canadian civil society organizations that includes the CAW, publicly released ...

CAW Protects Auto Parts Jobs in Landmark Deal with GM
April 20, 2010 1:43 PM
The jobs of over 70 unionized auto parts workers are expected to be saved thanks to a landmark job security deal between the CAW and General Motors, after ...

CAW Calls for Doubling of CPP at Federal Pension Roundtable
April 16, 2010 9:00 AM
The CAW will be making a presentation at the pension roundtable organized by the federal Department of Finance in London, Ontario on Monday, April 19,...

CAW Applies for Certification at Niagara Casinos
April 14, 2010 3:53 PM
The CAW has submitted an application with the Ontario Labour Relations Board today to unionize workers at Casino Niagara and Fallsview Casino. ...

Threads of Life Offers Hope to Families Struggling After a Workplace Fatality
April 12, 2010 3:41 PM
Jim Sanford believes that many workers fear they will be fired if they refuse unsafe work. ...

Contract Talks Break Off with Ocean Choice International
April 12, 2010 9:00 AM
Contract talks between the CAW/FFAW and fish processor Ocean Choice International have broken off after conciliation meetings in St. John's, Newfoundland ...

Provincial and Federal Governments Must Help Secure Northern Rail Lines, CAW says
April 12, 2010 8:57 AM
Rail infrastructure is too important to the economic and social well being of Northern Ontario to be either abandoned or underfunded and the CAW is joining ...

Workers Must Join Together to Take on the Harper Agenda, PSAC Urges
April 12, 2010 8:47 AM
Public and private sector workers must join together to defeat the anti-worker agenda of the Stephen Harper Conservatives ...

CAW Council Throws Support Behind 350.org, Global Climate Campaign
April 10, 2010 1:33 PM
On April 10, CAW Council delegates threw their full support behind a resolution calling on the national union to participate in the campaign efforts of 350.org...

Labour Solidarity Critical for Union Density, Says Lewenza
April 9, 2010 5:00 PM
In a wide ranging address to CAW Council on April 9, CAW President Ken Lewenza urged delegates to build labour solidarity, including working with other unions.....

Temporary Foreign Worker Program Fatally Flawed, Council told
April 9, 2010 4:30 PM
Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker program promotes the exploitation of some of the most vulnerable workers in Canada, says Yessy Byl, an Alberta Federation of.....

Government Must Expand Pension Consultations, CAW Council Urges
April 9, 2010 3:10 PM
The federal government must expand the number of planned pension town hall consultations to ensure more Canadians have an opportunity to offers suggestions ...

Premier McGuinty Urged to Prevent Closure of Xstrata Met Site
April 9, 2010 12:19 PM
The Ontario government will set a dangerous precedent if it allows foreign mining giant Xstrata to close its high value-added Kidd Creek Met site ...

New CAW Youth Committee Handbook - Now Available!
April 8, 2010 11:20 AM
Interested in starting a local union youth committee and not sure where to start? Are you currently active on a youth committee and looking for new ideas ...

CAW Members Ratify Agreement at Metro Warehouse
April 8, 2010 11:20 AM
CAW Local 414 members working at the Metro food distribution warehouse in Etobicoke, Ontario ratified a new collective agreement on March 27 ...

CAW President to Address CAW Council on Looming Pension Crisis
April 8, 2010 8:58 AM
CAW President Ken Lewenza will address the challenges facing working women and men as the country begins to come out of the economic crisis ...

CAW Members Overwhelmingly Approve MTS Allstream Contract
April 6, 2010 12:04 PM
CAW Local 2000 members have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a new two-year collective agreement with MTS Allstream ...

Mothers and Daughters Skilled Trades Awareness Conference
April 1, 2010 2:50 PM
The CAW and the Saugeen First Nation Education Department held a joint Mothers and Daughters Skilled Trades Awareness conference ...

CLC Atlantic Canada Rep - Sebastien Bezeau
March 30, 2010 10:15 AM
CAW Local 4501 member Sebastien Bezeau was appointed the new Canadian Labour Congress Atlantic Canada Field Representative ...

New Agreement at Wescast Provides Greater Job Security
March 30, 2010 8:46 AM
CAW members who work at auto parts maker Wescast Industries in Strathroy, Ontario have voted in favour of a new collective agreement ...

Siemens Rally Calls for Stop to Closure
March 25, 2010 10:16 AM
Hundreds of Siemens workers and supporters gathered for a noon-time rally outside of the Hamilton plant. ...

GM Recall of Oshawa Shift Good News, CAW President Ken Lewenza Says
March 26, 2010 2:06 PM
Today's announcement of the recall of more than 600 laid off auto workers by GM is great news for the hard-hit industrial communities of Oshawa and Ingersoll...

Independent Human Rights Impact Assessment Needed Before Canada-Colombia Free Trade, CAW Says
March 26, 2010 11:20 AM
The CAW is calling for an immediate halt to any federal government plans to finalize a Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement without ...

Budget Gains for Child Care Positive but Ontario Workers Still Insecure, CAW says
March 25, 2010 5:00 PM
The commitment to pick up over $63 million in outstanding child care costs is a positive and long-overdue move by the Ontario government, but the government......

CAW Members Rally Behind Striking Steelworkers
March 25, 2010 11:53 AM
A massive solidarity rally was held in Sudbury on March 22 in support of striking Vale Inco workers who continue to battle back...

Overwhelming Support for New Contact at General Dynamics
March 24, 2010 4:40 PM
CAW Local 27 members who work at the General Dynamics plant in London, Ontario have overwhelmingly ratified a new three-year collective agreement ...

Good Jobs in a Green Economy: Earth Hour 2010
March 19, 2010 4:10 PM
On Saturday, March 27 at 8:30 p.m. people around the world will switch off lights in recognition of Earth Hour. ...

Strike Over at Debro Steel
March 16, 2010 2:52 PM
After 14 weeks on the picket line, CAW Local 252 members who work at Debro Steel in Brampton, Ontario are back ...

Contract Maintained for CAW Members at Aramark
March 16, 2010 11:00 AM
After a strong fightback from CAW, contract cleaners at a Kitchener, Ontario hospital continue as CAW members even after their work was awarded to ...

CAW Local 222 Members on Strike at St. Marys Cement
March 16, 2010 10:28 AM
CAW Local 222 members have gone on strike at the St. Marys Cement plant in Bowmanville, Ontario as they fight company demands to roll-back their pension plan. ...

Siemens Demonstration on March 18 in Hamilton
March 12, 2010 5:01 PM
A mass demonstration will be held at the Siemens facility in Hamilton to protest the company's plans to close the turbine plant as of July 2011....

CLC Director of Women's and Human Rights Department
March 12, 2010 11:22 AM
The Canadian Labour Congress is seeking a Director for its Women's and Human Rights Department. ...

Workers Shocked at Sudden Closure of Historic Siemens Plant
March 11, 2010 2:24 PM
Workers are reeling after the abrupt announcement by Siemens Fossil Power Generation that it plans to close its Hamilton turbine facility as of July 2011....

Generosity of CAW Members Inspires London Community
March 11, 2010 2:02 PM
CAW members working at Ford in St. Thomas, Ontario dug deep this year to fundraise for the London and Middlesex United Way, despite the fact that 1500 ...

New Agreement Ratified at GE Canada
March 11, 2010 11:00 AM
CAW members at GE Canada have voted 85 per cent in favour of a new three year collective agreement that provides wage, benefit and pension improvements. ...

CAW Reaches New Agreement with MTS Allstream
March 10, 2010 3:40 PM
The CAW has reached a new agreement with MTS Allstream late on March 9, covering approximately 600 workers across the country. ...

CAW Donates to Four Toronto Women's Shelters, 50 Shelters Across the Country
March 10, 2010 8:30 AM
This week, the CAW will donate $100,000 to women's shelters across the country, including four facilities in Toronto. ...

International Women's Day Forward We March
March 6, 2010 9:00 PM
At a time when it feels like our world is short of causes to celebrate, Canadian women do have something to cheer about. Canadian women have become a major......

Conservatives Take More than Two Months on Do Nothing Budget, CAW President says
March 4, 2010 5:30 PM
"This budget does little to help Canadian workers secure their footing during a period of severe economic instability and is rooted in government-destroying......

Pre-Budget release: CAW Calls for Job Investments and Income Supports for Unemployed and Pensioners
March 3, 2010 11:55 AM
CAW President Ken Lewenza is calling for job creation to be a central part of tomorrow's federal budget ...

Airline Workers' Voices Must be Heard on Canada-EU Deal
March 3, 2010 8:33 AM
A coalition of Canadian and European air transport unions has issued a joint call to government officials demanding airline workers voices are heard ...

Alternative Federal Budget Targets Job Creation
March 2, 2010 3:15 PM
Putting Canadians back to work is the best way to balance the federal government's budget. ...

Workers Reject Concession Demands At Westcast
March 2, 2010 10:37 AM
CAW Local 504 members who work at auto parts maker Westcast Industries in Strathroy, Ontario have rejected a company offer ...

Investment in Halifax Shipyard Creates New Jobs
March 1, 2010 11:48 AM
The Nova Scotia government's decision to invest $20 million to modernize the Halifax shipyard will create jobs for marine workers and ensure the yard can ...

Cut Search and Rescue Response Times, FFAW Urges
February 25, 2010 2:45 PM
FFAW/CAW President Earle McCurdy says an Inquiry Commissioner's decision to reduce response times for rescue helicopters in Newfoundland's offshore oil industry...

Community Forums Highlight Need for Pension Reform
February 25, 2010 2:25 PM
Thousands of retirees, union members and activists have taken part in recent pension forums held in communities across Ontario and Manitoba...

Talks Break Off Between CAW/FFAW and Ocean Choice International
February 23, 2010 3:14 PM
The CAW/FFAW has applied for conciliation after contract talks between the union and Ocean Choice International broke off February 18 ...

Reality Check on Women's Equality
February 23, 2010 9:56 AM
Labour and women's groups have issued a report which they say is a reality check describing Canada's lagging performance in achieving women's equality....

Supreme Court Rules on Giant Mine Dispute
February 19, 2010 9:42 AM
The Supreme Court of Canada's ruling with respect to the law suit concerning the 1992 Giant Mine explosion in Yellowknife makes several important clarifications...

Protection for Precarious Workers in New Brunswick
February 18, 2010 1:35 PM
The government of New Brunswick has introduced new legislation that aims to improve working conditions and employment security for thousands of casual and...

Strong Arbitration Award for Pharma Plus Workers in Ottawa
February 17, 2010 9:51 AM
A recent arbitration award on the issue of wage progressions for 400 CAW members at Pharma Plus stores in Ottawa is a strong victory for workers...

Workers' Severance Pay Must Be Priority, CAW Urges Labour Minister
February 11, 2010 2:45 PM
Canadian Auto Workers President Ken Lewenza met today with newly- appointed Federal Minister of Labour Lisa Raitt ...

CAW Members Ratify Two Collective Agreements at Windsor Regional Hospital
February 11, 2010 11:00 AM
CAW Local 2458 members have ratified one-year collective agreements covering two bargaining units at Windsor Regional Hospital....

CAW Health Care Conference
February 11, 2010 10:16 AM
The CAW Health Care Conference will be held May 7 to 9, 2010 at the Delta Halifax in Halifax, Nova Scotia. ...

Canadian Content Rules help Create Jobs in Quebec
February 10, 2010 4:00 PM
In a move rarely seen in North America, a major Chinese railcar manufacturer announced plans to offshore the production of subway cars to Canada ...

Settlement Agreement with Nortel
February 10, 2010 11:40 AM
The CAW has signed a $57 million interim settlement agreement with Nortel that will provide continued protection of benefits, pension payments and ...

CAW Members Help Out at Port-Au-Prince
February 9, 2010 1:45 PM
Three CAW Local 636 members spent a week in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti helping out at an impromptu medical clinic assessing and providing wound and trauma care ...

RSI Awareness Day: February 28: Because Work Shouldn't Hurt
February 8, 2010 3:40 PM
CAW members and other workers across the country continue to suffer from the debilitating effects of Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSIs) or ...

Loss of Xstrata Kidd Metallurgical Operations Will Cost More than 4,400 Jobs, New Study says
February 8, 2010 11:04 AM
The closure of Xstrata's Kidd Mine metallurgical site in Timmins, Ontario could cause the loss of up to 4,428 jobs and $152 million in annual taxes....

Norfolk Hospital Agreement Overwhelmingly Ratified
February 8, 2010 10:53 AM
CAW Local 302 members who work at the Norfolk Hospital in Simcoe, Ontario have voted 92 per cent in favour of a new three-year agreement ...

CAW Calls for Government to Make Xstrata Divest Assets in Timmins, if Closure Ensues
February 8, 2010 1:30 AM
The CAW is calling on the federal and provincial governments to thoroughly investigate international mining giant Xstrata, including the reason for closing......

Short-sighted Buy America Deal Will Have Long Term Consequences for Canada, CAW Says
February 5, 2010 2:00 PM
As federal parliament remains suspended, the Harper government has snuck through a "Buy America" exemption deal with the United States ...

Part-time Jobs Don't Make for Real Recovery, says CAW President
February 5, 2010 8:49 AM
The growth in part-time work is absolutely no cause for celebration," says CAW President Ken Lewenza, in response to today's unemployment numbers ...

Protesters Take over N.S. Government Office to Save Ferry
February 4, 2010 1:50 PM
Demonstrators took over a Nova Scotia government office on February 4 following a spirited rally calling on the Nova Scotia government to reverse its decision ...

Nash Gets Nomination for Parkdale-High Park
February 4, 2010 11:30 AM
Hundreds of supporters of Peggy Nash crowded into a Toronto high school auditorium to nominate her as the NDP federal candidate for the Parkdale-High Park ...

CAW Members Support Rescue Mission of Haitian Orphans
February 4, 2010 11:25 AM
CAW Local 2002 members Edie Kaye and Elizabetta Long, took part in a rescue mission that brought orphaned Haitian children to their new families in Canada....

Tomorrow: CAW President Ken Lewenza to Speak at Rally to Save Yarmouth Ferry
February 3, 2010 1:52 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza will be speaking at the Rally for Life Line, to save the Yarmouth ferry service which will be held at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow morning ...

CAW Local 598 Members Overwhelmingly Ratify Xstrata Agreement
February 3, 2010 11:51 AM
CAW/Mine Mill Local 598 members at Xstrata Nickel in Sudbury, Ontario have overwhelmingly ratified a new three-year collective agreement ...

McMaster Establishes Canada's First Labour Studies School
February 2, 2010 3:43 PM
Hamilton's McMaster University will be the first Canadian university to run a fully autonomous labour studies school ...

Unemployed Canadians Running Out of Benefits Before Finding Jobs, Report Says
February 1, 2010 12:28 PM
A new report reveals that hundreds of thousands of unemployed Canadians may run out of Employment Insurance benefits before they can find a new job...

OFL Launches Communities That Work Campaign
February 1, 2010 11:50 AM
Unions in Ontario are pressing for Premier Dalton McGuinty to make next month's budget a 'good jobs' budget with a campaign starting with a series of radio ads...

Tentative Agreement at Xstrata Nickel in Sudbury, Ontario
February 1, 2010 10:53 AM
CAW/Mine Mill Local 598 and Xstrata Nickel have reached a tentative agreement covering 540 active and 500 laid-off members at the company's mines, mill and...

CAW Reaches Tentative Agreements for Nova Scotia Health Care Workers
January 29, 2010 10:17 AM
The CAW has reached 31-month tentative agreements covering 2,300 hospital workers in Nova Scotia. ...

New Study Shows Health Care Workers Suffer High Workplace Stress
January 27, 2010 2:38 PM
An in-depth study of four Ottawa area hospitals has found that hospital workers are suffering from high levels of stress and overload ...

Amendments to Ontario Workplace Violence Bill
January 25, 2010 3:06 PM
Ontario's labour movement has won amendments to a bill that if properly enforced will begin to protect workers against workplace violence and harassment. ...

Air Canada Unions Appoint Roy Romanow as Board Representative
January 25, 2010 10:57 AM
The Council of Unions representing organized Air Canada employees today announced on January 22 that they have chosen the Honourable Roy Romanow ...

Settlement at Aradco, Aramco Plants in Windsor
January 22, 2010 3:57 PM
Former workers at Aradco and Aramco, two auto parts suppliers in Windsor that closed last year, will share a further $225,000 under a settlement announced ...

CAW Applauds Casino Niagara Lease Announcement; Stresses Need for Full-Time Job Commitments
January 22, 2010 2:23 PM
The Ontario Government's announcement today that it is extending the lease of Casino Niagara for 15 years is good news for workers and their families ...

Harper's Free Trade Talks with Europe Another Attack on Democracy, say Environmental, Labour and Social Justice Groups
January 22, 2010 11:46 AM
As a second round of Canada-European Union free trade talks wraps up in Brussels, Belgium today, Canadian civil society organizations are demanding ...

Local 598 Xstrata Membership Vote in Favour of Strike Action
January 21, 2010 12:17 PM
CAW Mine/Mill Local 598 members who work at Xstrata Nickel in Sudbury, Ontario have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action, if needed ...

Support CAW Haiti Emergency Relief Efforts
January 19, 2010 3:15 PM
In response to the devastation felt by Haitians in Port-au-Prince and surrounding areas following the massive earthquake on January 12, CAW President Ken......

Support Debro Steel Workers in Brampton, Ontario
January 19, 2010 2:25 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza is urging CAW local unions to provide financial support for CAW Local 252 members who work at Debro Steel in Brampton, Ontario ...

Community Rallies to Save Kidd Creek Metallurgical Site
January 19, 2010 2:22 PM
A community rally held by the Save the Met Site Coalition in Timmins, Ontario brought together nearly 2,000 enthusiastic supporters ...

Former PMP Workers Graduate Second Career and Academic Programs
January 15, 2010 1:52 PM
More than 90 former Progressive Moulded Products (PMP) workers will be part of a graduation ceremony on Tuesday, January 19 - the next step in a long process ...

CAW Strives to Raise $250,000 for Haitian Earthquake Relief
January 14, 2010 1:55 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza has issued an urgent call to all CAW local unions, staff and co-ordinators to donate to the union's Social Justice Fund Haiti Relief ...

Save the Met Site Coalition Formed
January 14, 2010 10:00 AM
A Timmins, Ontario area coalition has been formed to fight for the 670 jobs at the Xstrata Kidd Metallurgical site ...

Sault Area Hospital Agreement Ratified
January 14, 2010 9:10 AM
CAW Local 1120 members who work at the Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario area hospital have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a new three-year collective agreement ...

CAW Health Care Conference
January 14, 2010 9:00 AM
The CAW Health Care Conference will be held May 7 to 9, 2010 at the Delta Halifax in Halifax, Nova Scotia. ...

Urgent Call for Haiti Relief Fund
January 13, 2010 4:10 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza has issued an urgent call to all CAW local unions, staff and co-ordinators to donate to the union's Social Justice Fund Haiti Relief ...

Transport Minister's Turn to Fly it Right
January 13, 2010 3:18 PM
After months of work on the Air Canada Fly it Right campaign, top CAW officials met with federal Minister of Transport John Baird in Ottawa to present him ...

CAW Members Ratify Pacific Coach Lines Agreement by 88%
January 13, 2010 11:26 AM
Members of the Canadian Auto Workers Union working at Pacific Coach Lines have voted overwhelmingly in favour of their new collective agreement. ...

CAW Family Education Program
January 13, 2010 11:00 AM
Some consider it the best kept secret in the CAW - the Family Education Program. It's like taking a family holiday with your union at ...

Canadian Workers Abandoned by Harper Government, CAW says
January 8, 2010 10:46 AM
Hundreds of thousands of Canadian workers continue to suffer the lasting effects of a deep and damaging economic recession, yet they have been abandoned ...

CAW Blasts Labour Minister After Refusing Public Inquiry into Construction Worker Deaths
January 7, 2010 4:04 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza is calling on the Ontario government to reverse its decision not to hold a full public inquiry into the deaths of four Toronto ...

CAW Calls for Training and Respect for Airport Security Workers
January 7, 2010 2:50 PM
Amidst the debate over privacy and changing airport security measures, the concerns of frontline workers have been absent ...

Nova Scotia Must Support Yarmouth Ferry Service, CAW says
January 6, 2010 11:18 AM
The Nova Scotia government's decision to no longer provide funds for the Yarmouth ferry service should be immediately reversed ...

CAW Members Ratify Agreements at Leamington Hospital
January 6, 2010 9:00 AM
CAW Local 2458 members at Leamington District Memorial Hospital in Ontario have overwhelmingly voted to ratify three-year collective agreements ...

Labour Activist Recognized
January 5, 2010 11:33 AM
Robin Dudley, president of CAW Local 1917 and chairperson of Hitachi Truck in Guelph, Ontario was named Activist of the Year by the Grey-Bruce Labour Council. ...

Workers Receive Owed Monies Following Plant Occupation
January 5, 2010 10:49 AM
Workers at M&I Air Systems received their pay cheques in the days following a plant occupation and demonstration by the workers and supporters ...

CAW Demands Tougher Laws after Vancouver Transit Driver Attacked
January 4, 2010 2:34 PM
CAW Local 111 is calling on the federal government to introduce tougher legislation to protect transit drivers, following a vicious Boxing Day attack ...

Highest Paid CEOs Pocket Average of $7.3 Million in 2008
January 4, 2010 1:42 PM
The 100 highest paid Canadian CEOs took home an average of $7.3 million in 2008, which is 174 times more than the average Canadian wage ...

New Agreement at Autoport in Nova Scotia
December 18, 2009 1:00 PM
CAW members who work at Autoport in Nova Scotia have voted 89 per cent in favour of a new three-year agreement that provides wage and pension improvements as......

One Year Anniversary of Commitment to Support Auto Industry
December 18, 2009 12:45 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza is commending the federal and provincial government for taking dramatic action one year ago to support the domestic auto industry, ...

Tentative Agreement Ratified at Jazz Air
December 17, 2009 12:16 PM
CAW Local 2002 members at Jazz Air have voted 79 per cent in favour of a tentative agreement reached earlier this month with the regional air carrier....

Canadian Labour Leaders Tell Harper to Lead in Climate Talks, Focus on Building Green Economy
December 17, 2009 11:52 AM
Leaders of Canada's largest private industrial and public sector unions are issuing a rare joint call to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, demanding ...

CAW to Represent Gibraltar Mine Workers
December 16, 2009 5:20 PM
The CAW has won a vote to represent the 315 workers at Gibraltar Mine just outside of Williams Lake, British Columbia. The vote was between the CAW and CLAC......

Higher Canadian Content Rules for TTC Bus Purchases Good News for Canadian Economy
December 16, 2009 5:00 PM
Today's Toronto Transit Commission decision requiring 50 per cent assembly labour in Canada for new public transit buses is an important step forward in......

Ground Breaking for New Seniors Facility in Thunder Bay
December 14, 2009 1:45 PM
After a determined campaign by CAW members, leadership and activists a ground breaking ceremony was finally held in Thunder Bay, Ontario ...

People Hold the Power, New Brunswick Premier Told
December 14, 2009 10:43 AM
Over 1000 demonstrators stood outside the New Brunswick provincial legislature in Fredericton on November 17 ...

CAW Members Ratify Agreements at Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital
December 14, 2009 10:19 AM
CAW Local 2458 members have overwhelmingly ratified three-year collective agreements covering four bargaining units at Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital in Windsor ...

Federal Government Must Release Details of Xstrata Agreement, CAW Insists
December 9, 2009 2:00 PM
The CAW is demanding that the federal government release the details of the agreement it made with Xstrata when it took over Falconbridge in 2006 ...

Public Sector Jobs are Not For Sale
December 8, 2009 12:58 PM
Delegates to CAW Council, many representing public sector workers across the country, urged support for good public service jobs in every region ...

Commit to Union Education
December 8, 2009 12:52 PM
CAW Council delegates renewed a commitment to fully utilize the educational opportunities available to members through programs and workshops delivered at ...

Press Conference Tomorrow - Union Action on ACA Lay-offs
December 8, 2009 12:04 PM
The CAW will update the media on how the union will be responding to the lay-off of 96 CAW members at ACA Co-operative in New Minas ...

Council Delegates Call for Stronger Severance Protections
December 7, 2009 3:59 PM
Over 700 delegates voted unanimously in support of a resolution calling for the establishment of provincial and federal funds to pay outstanding monies owed ...

Men Urged to Take the Lead in Ending Male Violence Against Women
December 7, 2009 3:53 PM
White Ribbon Campaign Executive Director Todd Minerson finds hope in the everyday struggle to end violence against women. ...

Compensation for Workplace Stress
December 7, 2009 2:51 PM
Delegates spoke from the mikes about the negative impact of workplace stress. ...

Bud Jimmerfied Award: Gord Piper CAW Local 114
December 5, 2009 4:11 PM
CAW Local 114 Vice President Gord Piper is the winner of the annual Bud Jimmerfield Award for health, safety, environment and workers' compensation......

Commit to Union Education
December 5, 2009 1:42 PM
CAW Council delegates renewed a commitment to fully utilize the educational opportunities available to members......

Government Must Act to Ensure Economic Recovery, NDP's Horwath Says
December 5, 2009 1:50 PM
Two decades of reckless cut backs by right wing federal and provincial governments have created the problems working people are increasingly threatened with......

Fighting the Rise in Precarious Work
December 5, 2009 1:37 PM
CAW Council delegates unanimously endorsed a resolution that aims to expand union efforts to fight the rise of precarious jobs in Canada......

Canadian Built Marine Atlantic Ferries Needed
December 5, 2009 10:30 AM
The federal government must provide adequate funding to federal crown corporation Marine Atlantic so that a made in Canada replacement program for its aging......

CAW Commended for Activism on Canadian Content Rules
December 5, 2009 10:00 AM
Toronto City Councillor Adam Giambrone stressed the importance of the CAW's activism and partnership with the Toronto Transit Commission in building a green......

Council Delegates Urged to Oppose Harper Free Trade Agenda
December 5, 2009 9:36 AM
CAW Council delegates voted unanimously in support of a recommendation by CAW President Ken Lewenza to oppose new free trade agreements......

CAW President Urges Doubling of CPP
December 4, 2009 5:00 PM
Opening the CAW Council gathered in Toronto on December 4, CAW President Ken Lewenza urged the nearly 700 delegates from across the country to renew their......

CAW Council Supports Striking Vale Inco Workers
December 4, 2009 5:25 PM
CAW Council delegates voted unanimously to provide $20,000 in financial support to striking Vale Inco workers in Sudbury, Ontario. ...

Reform and Strengthen Public Pensions
December 4, 2009 4:30 PM
With Canadians facing a growing pension crisis, delegate after delegate came to the microphones at CAW Council December 4 calling for reform to the Canada......

CAW President tells Environment Minister to Show Leadership, Get Climate Deal Done in Copenhagen
December 3, 2009 12:01 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza is calling on the federal government to enter UN climate talks in Copenhagen on December 7 ...

Precarious Work and Pensions Top Issues as CAW President Ken Lewenza Addresses Council
December 3, 2009 11:57 AM
CAW President Ken Lewenza will address hundreds of delegates representing CAW workplaces from coast-to-coast on Friday, December 4 ...

CAW Negotiates Strong Severance for Marystown Workers as Bargaining Continues at Dominion Stores
December 2, 2009 3:24 PM
CAW negotiators have bargained strong severance language for supermarket workers in Marystown as contract talks for a new agreement at Dominion Stores ...

CAW Members Fight Concessions at Debro Steel
November 30, 2009 10:15 AM
CAW Local 252 members at Debro Steel in Brampton, Ontario are on strike fighting company demands for concessions. ...

Workers Set up Picket in Chatham in Fight for Severance and Back Pay
November 27, 2009 1:00 PM
CAW members at Daymond Aluminum in Chatham, Ontario have set up a picket line outside of the shuttered plant. ...

CAW Condemns Corporate Bonuses at Nortel, while Retirees and Former Workers Left for Broke
November 27, 2009 10:55 AM
CAW President Ken Lewenza is denouncing the news of more corporate bonuses and salary increases at Nortel Networks Corp, while workers are still fighting ...

Victory at Guelph Products
November 25, 2009 2:22 PM
The CAW has successfully negotiated and ratified a new three year collective agreement at auto parts maker Guelph Products, in Guelph Ontario ...

CAW Laments Passing of Jack Nichol
November 24, 2009 2:53 PM
The CAW is mourning the death of Jack Nichol, a trade union leader who helped workers in the West Coast fishing industry ...

Settlement at Sheraton Vancouver
November 23, 2009 3:54 PM
With 133 workers on the brink of a strike deadline, CAW Local 3000 membership at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford recently settled a new collective agreement ...

Myra Falls Mine Agreement Ratified
November 20, 2009 3:05 PM
CAW Local 3019 members have ratified a new three-year agreement at the Myra Falls mine located on Vancouver Island, near Campbell River. ...

LUMA Conference: Talking to the Communicators
November 19, 2009 10:56 AM
The CAW's Local Union Media Association Conference brought together union editors, web masters, photographers, designers and communicators from coast-to-coast ...

Aboriginal Workers & Workers of Colour Conference
November 19, 2009 10:47 AM
Challenges and opportunities for renewal was the theme at the heart of the 2009 CAW Aboriginal Workers and Workers of Colour (AW&WOC) conference. ...

Angry CAW Members Disrupt Auto Parts Auction, Demand Severance
November 19, 2009 10:45 AM
More than100 CAW members in Windsor, Ontario staged a demonstration in the halls of the Radisson Hotel on November 17 ...

CAW Blasts Government on Dismantling Gun Registry, Rallies Members to Demand Action on Gendered Violence and Inequality
November 16, 2009 3:20 PM
Twenty days before the 20th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre, the CAW is denouncing the government's attempt to abolish the national gun registry. ...

Solidarity with Six Nations
November 12, 2009 10:08 AM
CAW activists from across southwestern Ontario participated in a peaceful solidarity rally and march in support of the right of Six Nations to negotiate ...

CAW Members At Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Ratify Agreement
November 11, 2009 3:57 PM
CAW members working at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise have voted in favour of the tentative agreement by 84 per cent. ...

St. Thomas Closure Devastating News, CAW President Says
November 9, 2009 1:30 PM
Ford's formal announcement today that it plans to close the St. Thomas, Ontario car assembly plant in 2011 is devastating news for workers, their families and ...

CAW Applauds New Investment Announcement at CAMI in Ingersoll
November 9, 2009 11:49 AM
CAW President Ken Lewenza applauded General Motors' announcement today of a new $90 million investment in the CAMI Automotive plant in Ingersoll, Ontario....

Strong Settlement at Marine Atlantic
November 6, 2009 1:19 PM
An arbitrator has awarded CAW Local 4285 and 4286 members employed on vessels operated at Marine Atlantic Inc. annual wage increases of 2.8% in an agreement ...

Dismal Job Report Highlights Need for More Government Support, Not Less, CAW says
November 6, 2009 11:57 AM
Responding to the bleak job market figures released by Statistics Canada November 6, CAW President Ken Lewenza said the federal government must use this as ...

CAW Members Ratify New Agreement with Waste Services (CA) Inc., in Alberta
November 6, 2009 11:55 AM
CAW Local 4050 members working at Waste Services (CA) Inc. have ratified a new three-year agreement by a 64 percent margin, at meetings held November 5, 2009 ...

Former CAW President Invested as Officer of the Order of Canada
November 5, 2009 12:16 PM
In a ceremony held at Rideau Hall in Ottawa former CAW National President Buzz Hargrove was invested as an Officer of the Order of Canada on November 5. ...

Justice Finally Served for Algerian Civil War Refugee
November 5, 2009 10:58 AM
After nearly four years of living in sanctuary at a small Catholic Church in Montreal, Quebec Algerian-born Abdelkader Belaouni ...

CAW and Waste Services (CA) Inc. Reach a Tentative Agreement in Alberta
November 5, 2009 10:48 AM
After returning to the bargaining table the CAW and Waste Services Inc., have reached a tentative agreement that will be voted on...

New Chrysler Business Plan Promising News for Canadian Workers, CAW President says
November 5, 2009 9:59 AM
CAW President Ken Lewenza has reacted positively to the new business plan for Chrysler Group LLC that was presented to analysts, reporters, and Chrysler ...

Voices from the Economic Crisis
November 5, 2009 9:16 AM
Across Canada CAW members are facing incredible challenges through this economic crisis....

No Recovery for Canada's Economy, New CCPA Study Shows
November 5, 2009 9:13 AM
"Canada's private sector has not yet bounced back from last year's economic shock and there are no signs that it will rebound quickly," ...

Who's Running Out of EI?
November 5, 2009 9:10 AM
The following letter was submitted to the Globe and Mail editor by CAW national staff representative, and Employment Insurance policy expert, Laurell Ritchie ...

Windsor Community Tree Planting
November 4, 2009 9:55 AM
A small but dedicated group of volunteers arrived on the south side of the Chrysler Windsor facility to plant native trees on October 18....

CAW Members Ratify New Agreement with Aeroplan
November 3, 2009 10:52 AM
CAW Local 2002 members who work at Aeroplan have voted 67 per cent in favour of a new three-year agreement with the company that provides wage gains ...

CAW Members at Ford Approve New Agreement
November 1, 2009 5:30 PM
Thousands of CAW members working at Ford facilities in Oakville, Windsor, St. Thomas and Bramalea have voted in favour of a new agreement, ratifying the deal......

CAW Reaches Cost-Cutting Agreement with Ford, Secures Canadian Footprint
October 30, 2009 3:15 PM
The CAW has reached a tentative agreement with Ford Motor Company that follows the pattern established at General Motors and Chrysler in the spring ...

CAW to Provide Update on Ford Negotiations Today
October 30, 2009 1:38 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza will provide an update on the union's negotiations with Ford Motor Company at a press conference this afternoon ...

CAW and Waste Services (CA) Inc. to Resume Alberta Bargaining
October 30, 2009 9:45 AM
After a high level meeting between company management and union leadership on Thursday October 29, the parties have agreed to resume bargaining ...

CAW to Take Strike Vote at City of Edmonton Residential Garbage Provider
October 28, 2009 8:48 AM
Efforts to reach a new collective agreement have stalled between the CAW and Waste Services (CA) Inc, with the union planning to take a strike vote ...

CAW Reaches Tentative Agreement at Jazz Air
October 27, 2009 1:20 PM
CAW Local 2002 members who work at Jazz Air Inc. in customer service and aircraft services reached a tentative agreement with their employer this morning. ...

Include Locally Owned in Bidding for Government Contracts, CAW Says
October 27, 2009 11:16 PM
The CAW is outlining concern over a Town of Essex decision that will exclude a locally owned quarry from bidding on future government supply contracts. ...

Former PMP Workers to Hold Silent Vigil Outside Ontario Court
October 26, 2009 8:33 AM
Former workers of Progressive Moulded Products (PMP) will hold a silent vigil outside the Ontario Courthouse tomorrow ...

CAW Reaches First Tentative Agreement with Aeroplan
October 23, 2009 3:06 PM
The CAW has reached a first tentative agreement with Aeroplan early this morning. ...

Labour-Sponsored Health and Safety Monument to go up in Saint John
October 23, 2009 10:37 AM
The labour community in Saint John, New Brunswick has banded together to help create an original monument honouring workers killed or injured on the job ...

Canadian Youth Converge for Historic Climate Conference in Ottawa, Power Shift Canada - October 23-26
October 22, 2009 1:42 PM
The largest ever gathering of youth for the climate in Canadian history - will launch tomorrow (October 23) at the Nepean Sportsplex in Ottawa ...

Reminder: CAW Aboriginal/Workers of Colour Conference
October 22, 2009 12:25 PM
The CAW Aboriginal/Workers of Colour Conference will be held at the CAW Family Education Centre in Port Elgin, Ontario from November 13 to 15....

CAW Opens Negotiations With VIA Rail
October 20, 2009 3:21 PM
The CAW has opened contract talks with VIA Rail today in Ottawa, with a goal of reaching a new collective agreement for the three bargaining units covered ...

Fixing Ontario's Health Ministry
October 20, 2009 12:06 PM
The following are excerpts from Ontario Health Coalition Director Natalie Mehra's recent article on 'What's Wrong with Ontario's Health Ministry and How to ...

Bargaining Breaks off at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
October 19, 2009 9:34 AM
Efforts to reach a new collective agreement broke off on Thursday October 15th, 2009 after Fairmont failed to respond to the union's latest offer. ...

CAW Skilled Trades in Atlantic Canada
October 15, 2009 4:17 PM
CAW delegates from workplaces across Atlantic Canada recently met at the union's Halifax office ...

Building Safe Inclusive Communities
October 15, 2009 2:08 PM
Hundreds of London residents, including a number of CAW members, came together on October 7 to demand peaceful and safe communities ...

Bud Jimmerfield Award 2009
October 15, 2009 11:11 AM
The CAW Council meeting in December of 1997 included a moving address by CAW Local 89 President Bud Jimmerfield, ...

CAW Urges Federal and Provincial Support for Navistar
October 15, 2009 8:48 AM
The CAW is calling on the Ontario and federal governments to ensure U.S. based Navistar trucks, which was given more than $60 million in taxpayer support ...

Revitalizing Canada's Manufacturing Sector
October 14, 2009 12:26 PM
How can the Canadian manufacturing sector adapt and thrive in the 21st century? This, along with a number of other pressing questions, will be explored ...

CAW to Resume Formal Negotiations with Ford Motor Company October 26
October 8, 2009 4:23 PM
The CAW will be resuming formal contract talks with Ford Motor Company on October 26. The union will be bringing in its entire CAW-Ford master ...

Newfoundland Employment Support Program Falls Short, CAW/FFAW says
October 8, 2009 3:54 PM
The CAW/FFAW says a temporary employment support plan announced by the Newfoundland government October 5 for hard-hit harvesters and plant workers ...

CAW Local 2000 Opens Talks with MTS/Allstream
October 8, 2009 3:51 PM
The CAW and MTS/Allstream are currently in bargaining for a new collective agreement to cover 600 CAW members who work for the company ...

Nortel Pensioners and Employees Demand Government Action
October 8, 2009 10:34 AM
Pensioners, long-term disabled and former Nortel employees arrived enforce at Queen's Park in Toronto Wednesday to demand justice and action ...

CAW Highlights Rising Tide of Precarious Jobs During World Day for Decent Work
October 7, 2009 10:42 AM
A growing number of Canadians are finding work in jobs that are considered precarious and that provide less than a decent standard of living ...

More Women in Politics can Change Direction of the Country, says ONDP Leader
October 6, 2009 1:35 PM
The presence of more women in politics could have a real impact on how our governments are run and the decisions they make on our behalf ...

United Way Campaigns Underway
October 5, 2009 2:58 PM
Annual United Way campaigns are underway and the need for support of local campaigns has never been greater, CAW President Ken Lewenza says. ...

Women Politicians Encourage More Women to Take the Lead in Politics
October 5, 2009 8:51 AM
Ontario's NDP leader and Hamilton MPP Andrea Horwath will be joined by Parkdale-High Park MPP Cheri DiNovo and NDP President and former MP Peggy Nash ...

New Agreement at Zellers Warehouse: Strike Over, Solidarity Wins the Day
October 2, 2009 2:15 PM
CAW Local 1000 members at the Zellers warehouse in Scarborough, Ontario have voted 83 per cent in favour of a new three-year agreement ...

CAW Members Take Part in Etobicoke Creek Clean-Up
October 2, 2009 10:56 AM
A small but determined group of volunteers including a number of CAW Local 1285 members took part September 26 along Etobicoke Creek ...

Good Green Jobs For All
October 1, 2009 4:05 PM
The Good Green Jobs For All conference promises to bring together participants dedicated to creating green jobs, including green manufacturing jobs ...

McMaster University Workers Approve New Deal
October 1, 2009 1:43 PM
CAW members working at McMaster University have ratified a new collective agreement by 78 per cent at a vote that took place on September 29. ...

CAW Communications Conference
October 1, 2009 11:16 AM
The CAW Communications Conference will be held November 13 to 15 at the CAW Family Education Centre in Port Elgin, Ontario. ...

CAW Members Speak out Against Homophobic Ad
October 1, 2009 11:04 AM
After being flooded with complaints about a proposed homophobic television commercial, Canadian sandwich chain Mr. Sub responded responsibly ...

Workers Compensation Conference
October 1, 2009 10:49 AM
More than 90 delegates and presenters took part in the CAW Ontario Workers' Compensation Conference at the CAW Family Education Centre in Port Elgin, Ontario....

CAW Supports Call for Long Term Care Improvements
September 30, 2009 4:06 PM
The CAW supports a ground-breaking Canadian Healthcare Association policy brief that calls for major improvements in the way long-term care is administered ...

Support the Nortel Workers and Pensioners Rallies
September 30, 2009 1:09 PM
Nortel Networks initiated financial restructuring in Canada under the Companies Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) earlier this year....

Challenges and Renewal
September 29, 2009 1:30 PM
The CAW Aboriginal/Workers of Colour Conference will be held November 13-to-15 at the CAW Family Education Centre in Port Elgin, Ontario. ...

FFAW Co-Founder Des McGrath Passes Away
September 29, 2009 12:12 PM
FFAW co-founder Father Desmond McGrath passed away this past summer at his home in Stephenville, Newfoundland. He was 74. ...

Building a Stronger Canadian Shipbuilding Industry
September 24, 2009 2:14 PM
Federal government naval and coastguard procurement requirements of up to $50 billion over the next 30 years will provide direct stimulus ...

CAW and Ford Canada Contract Talks Continue
September 23, 2009 1:55 PM
Contract talks between the CAW and Ford Canada are continuing with detailed discussions underway regarding labour costs and future investment plans. ...

New Agreement at Transport Company Buckley Cartage
September 22, 2009 11:27 AM
CAW Local 4268 members at Buckley Cartage based in Mississauga, Ontario have ratified by 80 per cent a new three-year collective agreement. ...

Taking Stock of Gendered Violence and Women's Inequality
September 22, 2009 11:22 AM
On the eve of the 20th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre, more than 200 women, teens and children gathered for the annual women's conference in Port Elgin ...

Retired Workers Keep Up the Fight
September 21, 2009 3:32 PM
More than 170 delegates, spouses and guests took part in the 2009 Retired Workers Council and Conference at the CAW's Port Elgin Family Education Centre. ...

Strike at Lexus Toyota Dealership Ends with Workers' First Agreement
September 21, 2009 10:41 AM
Workers at Erin Park Lexus Toyota overwhelmingly ratified their first collective agreement on September 18 ending a nearly two month long strike ...

Workers Approve New Deal at CAMI Automotive
September 20, 2009 3:00 PM
CAW Local 88 members employed at CAMI in Ingersoll, Ontario have ratified a new contract by nearly two thirds. The ratification meetings were held this......

CAW Reaches New Agreement at CAMI
September 19, 2009 12:00 PM
The CAW has reached a new tentative agreement with CAMI in Ingersoll, Ontario. CAMI is a joint venture of General Motors and Suzuki, the only one of its kind.....

CAW Targets HBC Office for Picket in Support of Striking Zellers Workers
September 17, 2009 7:00 AM
CAW members will be taking to the street again this morning in downtown Toronto to support striking Zellers distribution centre workers......

Harper's New EI Plan is "Crumbs" For the Unemployed, CAW President Says
September 16, 2009 10:09 AM
The Harper government's new EI plan provides crumbs to unemployed Canadians at a time when they are in need of a full loaf of bread, said CAW President Ken...

Hotel Workers at Fairmont Palliser in Calgary Overwhelmingly Approve New Contract
September 15, 2009 1:55 PM
Workers at Fairmont Palliser Hotel in Calgary, Alberta voted 97 per cent in favour of a tentative agreement reached between the CAW and the company on......

Jazz Air Technical Services Ratify New Agreement, Avoiding Strike
September 12, 2009 9:00 AM
Workers at Jazz Air in the technical services department have ratified a new three year collective agreement......

CAW Continues Negotiations with Ford, Presses 'Footprint'
September 11, 2009 2:02 PM
Talks between the CAW and Ford Motor Company continue today in downtown Toronto, in an effort to reach an agreement that lowers costs ...

Erosion of Public Transportation in Northern Ontario a Cause for Concern
September 10, 2009 3:17 PM
The continued erosion of public transportation is a growing concern in Northern Ontario that threatens to leave communities with reduced or no service at all ...

Fatality of CAW Local 414 Member
September 9, 2009 2:16 PM
CAW Local 414 member Artur Pelc was critically injured at work on August 7 at a Mississauga, Ontario grocery store and succumbed to his injuries on August 22....

CAW Opens Negotiations with Ford Canada
September 8, 2009 1:39 PM
The CAW is entering into negotiations with Ford Canada today, with initial talks set to begin this afternoon in Toronto. ...

McMaster Workers Turn Down Contract Offer
September 4, 2009 12:00 PM
Workers at McMaster University have turned down a contract offer in a vote forced by university administration. The vote took place September 2 and 3 and was......

Women Wage Earners now Outnumber Men for the First Time in History
September 5, 2009 8:00 AM
For the first time in history, including during both of the World Wars, employed women in Canada now outnumber employed men, according to a CAW analysis of......

Labour Day Message: Public Pensions Must be Part of Economic Recovery -By CAW President Ken Lewenza
September 3, 2009 8:39 AM
The question that will be on many people's minds as they go into this Labour Day weekend will be, is the recession over? ...

Shipbuilding Union Lauds New Coast Guard Vessel Purchase
September 2, 2009 4:27 PM
The CAW is applauding the announcement by federal ministers today that the Canadian Coast Guard's nine new patrol vessels will be built at the Halifax shipyard ...

Lexus Toyota Dealership Strike Surpasses a Month
September 2, 2009 1:33 PM
CAW Local 252 members have been on strike at the Mississauga Lexus-Toyota dealership since July 23 after talks broke down between the two sides ...

CAW Reaches Tentative Deal with Jazz Customer Service Agents / Aircraft Services Unit; Bargaining Continues with Jazz Technical Services Unit
August 28, 2009 2:17 PM
After one week of around-the-clock contract talks the CAW has reached a tentative settlement for a new three-year collective agreement with Air Canada Jazz ...

Setting the Record Straight On Public Health Care
August 28, 2009 1:43 PM
CAW Health Care Director Katha Fortier will be a guest speaker at a Detroit meeting being held to provide Americans with the truth about the quality ...

Support Striking Zellers Workers in Scarborough
August 28, 2009 10:26 AM
The CAW has launched a financial appeal for the 345 CAW Local 1000 members who work at the Zellers distribution warehouse in Scarborough...

Labour, Government and Post-Secondary School Completes Program for Laid-off Chrysler Workers
August 25, 2009 3:37 PM
The CAW 1285 Chrysler Action Centre will be hosting a graduation ceremony tomorrow evening for the 24 students completing Building Environmental Systems ...

CAW Delegates Vote to Include Youth Committees in Constitution
August 25, 2009 3:25 PM
Over 1000 delegates to the CAW Constitutional Convention in Quebec City voted unanimously to endorse a resolution that would amend the national constitution ...

Innovation Needed in Times of Crisis, PQ Leader Says
August 25, 2009 1:49 PM
We must prioritize buying domestically and give much needed support to local producers and manufacturers, Parti-Québécois Leader Pauline Marois says. ...

CSA TUCA General Secretary Tells Delegates 'We Will Overcome'
August 25, 2009 10:35 AM
Victor Báez Mosqueira, general secretary of the CSA-TUCA (Trade Union Confederation of the Americas) began his speech from Paraguay over video by saying ...

Building Progressive Alternatives in Quebec
August 25, 2009 10:10 AM
Despite strong economic growth over the last 25 years, the great majority of the benefits of that growth have flowed to corporate CEOs and not to workers, said ...

CAW's Peggy Nash Elected President of NDP
August 25, 2009 9:35 AM
Peggy Nash, assistant to the CAW National President, has been elected President of the New Democratic Party of Canada at the NDP's federal convention ...

NDP Outlines Program for Working People
August 20, 2009 3:28 PM
Claims that the recession is over are Bay Street fiction disconnected from the reality of the lives of working people across the country, NDP leader Jack Layton...

CAW Elects New Slate to Lead the Union
August 20, 2009 2:32 PM
CAW delegates gathered from across the country in Quebec City have re-elected this afternoon Ken Lewenza as CAW National President, Jean-Pierre Fortin as ...

Building the Union in Hard Times
August 20, 2009 12:00 PM
The shifting industrial make-up of Canada's economy and decline in the population of unionized members poses a series of important questions and challenges ...

CUPE President Urges United Front to Fight the Right
August 20, 2009 8:43 AM
Public and private sector unions, social justice groups and others must work together to build a forceful, united movement that can push back the agenda of ...

Labour Presents Progressive Vision for New Economy
August 19, 2009 3:07 PM
This year is the first time on record that the GDP of the entire world will shrink, Peggy Nash, assistant to CAW National President told ...

CAW Bargains Strong First Agreement for Coca-Cola Workers
August 19, 2009 12:13 PM
A new CAW bargaining unit of inventory auditors working at the Coca-Cola bottling plant in Brampton, Ontario overwhelmingly ratified their first ...

CAW Calls for Emergency Action on Fishing Crisis
August 19, 2009 12:08 PM
The CAW is calling for immediate intervention on the fishing crisis that has hit the Fraser River in British Columbia...

International Solidarity a Must for Global Transport Workers
August 19, 2009 11:44 AM
Transport workers around the globe must commit to international solidarity efforts to improve working conditions, create decent work ...

CEP President Urges Continued Solidarity During the Economic Crisis
August 19, 2009 11:39 AM
"We need to light a fire, a really big fire," CEP President David Coles told delegates to the CAW's 9th Constitutional Convention ...

CLC President Calls for Fightback Against Recession
August 19, 2009 9:57 AM
Canadian Labour Congress President Ken Georgetti addressed the most important issues concerning working Canadians in his speech to the Constitutional...

Quebec Hit Hard by Economic Crisis, says CAW Quebec Director
August 19, 2009 8:25 AM
The Jean Charest Quebec government has denied the impact of the economic crisis on workers across the province, Quebec Director Jean-Pierre Fortin told ...

Challenges, Resistance, Opportunity and Renewal
August 18, 2009 8:45 AM
CAW President Ken Lewenza's wide ranging opening address to the CAW's 9th Constitutional Convention covered the key economic and political challenges ...

Zellers Workers Picket Brampton Distribution Facility as Efforts to Restart Contract Talks Fail
August 18, 2009 9:56 AM
Hundreds of striking Zellers warehouse workers will set up picket lines for the second time at the company's Brampton distribution centre today ...

CAW to Elect Top Union Officers at Constitutional Convention
August 17, 2009 11:40 AM
More than 1000 CAW members, staff and special guests will gather in Quebec City for the union's 9th Constitutional Convention to elect the three top officers......

CAW Members in Niagara Falls Vote to Accept New Three Year Contract
August 12, 2009 2:42 PM
Members of CAW Local 199 employed at Coutts Information Services in Niagara Falls have voted in favour of a new three year contract by 89%. ...

McMaster University Workers Rally for Pensions
August 12, 2009 11:40 AM
Hundreds of CAW members, community allies, politicians and retired workers rallied at McMaster University to demand the school reach a fair deal with CAW . . ....

Striking Zellers Workers to Picket HBC Headquarters in Toronto
August 11, 2009 2:42 PM
Zellers warehouse workers who face a demand for major concessions from their employer, including a $16,000 reduction in salary, are heading to . . ....

New Agreement at Participation House in Kitchener, Ontario
August 5, 2009 4:00 PM
CAW Local 1106 members who work at Participation House in the Kitchener area have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a new two-year collective agreement....

Premiers Must Reject Federal Proposals That Would Deepen NAFTA, CAW President Says
August 5, 2009 3:05 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza is calling on Canada's premiers to reject any federal proposals brought to the Council of the Federation meeting in Regina . . ....

New Agreements at Halifax and Marystown Shipyards
August 5, 2009 11:28 AM
CAW/Marine Workers Federation members at the Halifax and Marystown shipyards have ratified two new agreements that provide wage increases and other gains....

Hundreds Picket in Support of Striking Zellers Workers
August 4, 2009 11:57 AM
Hundreds of protestors converged on the Zellers warehouse in Brampton on July 31 for a mass picket and demonstration in support of the over 300 striking . . ....

Pledge to Buy Canadian-Made Vessels a Boost to Shipyards, CAW President Says
July 30, 2009 12:09 PM
The CAW is commending the federal government's commitment to build the next generation of Coast Guard and navy vessels in Canada and is urging the government.. ...

McMaster Workers Rally to Protect Pension Plan -Today
July 30, 2009 7:00 AM
McMaster University workers will be rallying today to protect the pension plan of current and future workers, protesting against the university's attempts to......

Dignity for All: A Personal Experience With Poverty
July 29, 2009 3:42 PM
Every two weeks CONTACT will feature a personal story of someone who has or is currently living through poverty; this personal story is brought to us from . . ....

CAW Urges Jazz Air to Focus on Bargaining New Collective Agreements
July 29, 2009 1:37 PM
With Jazz recently confirmed as regional carrier for Air Canada until 2020, it's critical that Jazz now recognize the commitment and dedication . . ....

Fairmont Palliser Hotel Workers Vote 91% in Favour of Strike Action
July 29, 2009 1:23 PM
Workers at Fairmont Palliser Hotel have voted 91 per cent in favour of strike action if necessary in a vote held on Friday, July 24, 2009. ...

Cision Workers Endorse New Deal, Ending Strike
July 29, 2009 8:28 AM
CAW members at Cision Canada have voted unanimously in favour of a new collective agreement in a vote on July 22....

CAW, Federal, Provincial and Municipal Politicians Urge Ford to Keep St. Thomas Plant Open
July 24, 2009 8:52 AM
CAW officials met with federal, provincial and municipal politicians yesterday at Queen's Park to discuss the future of the Ford St. Thomas plant. ...

GTAA Ratifies First Consolidated Collective Agreement
July 24, 2009 7:54 AM
Approximately 900 CAW members at the Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA) have ratified a new collective agreement by a margin of 87 per cent. ...

Supermarket Workers to Rally in Hopes of Saving Marystown Store
July 23, 2009 10:01 AM
Hundreds of demonstrators are expected to flood the Peninsula Mall parking lot in Marystown at 4 p.m. today (Thursday July 23) in support of CAW Local 597 . . ....

Workers Demand Changes to Severance Legislation - Rally Tomorrow
July 22, 2009 2:25 PM
Laid off workers from across southern Ontario will rally outside Ontario Minister of Labour Peter Fonseca's Mississauga constituency office, demanding changes...

Picket Ends as Local 636 Reaches Agreement with Meridian
July 22, 2009 2:15 PM
An agreement has been reached between Meridian and CAW local 636, ending a 20 day picket line outside the Meridian Automotive Systems plant in Brantford...

Lear Ajax Plant to Re-Open, Kitchener Gets New Jobs
July 21, 2009 1:40 PM
CAW members at auto parts maker Lear Seating in Kitchener and Ajax, Ontario have approved two new collective agreements, adding new jobs to both communities...

Tentative Agreement for 900 Workers at the Greater Toronto Airport Authority
July 17, 2009 3:53 PM
The CAW has negotiated a tentative agreement that provides strong wage increases and also consolidates three contracts into one that covers 900 workers . . ....

CAW Demands Loblaws Keep Marystown Supermarket Open
July 17, 2009 2:28 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza is demanding Canadian supermarket giant Loblaws Corporation provide guarantees that the jobs of 76 members employed . . ....

New Agreements at Lear Re-opens Plant, Adds Jobs
July 17, 2009 2:11 PM
The CAW has reached new collective agreements with auto parts maker Lear Seating for the Kitchener and Ajax, Ontario locations, bringing some unusually good......

Meridian Information Picket Continues in Brantford, Ontario
July 16, 2009 3:51 PM
CAW Local 636 members continue to hold an information picket outside the Meridian Automotive Systems plant in Brantford, Ontario as they strive to ensure......

Warehouse Workers in Toronto Strike Against Extensive Concession Demands
July 16, 2009 1:58 PM
CAW members working at the Zellers Distribution Centre in Scarborough were pushed to take strike action early this morning in response to a series of . . ....

CAW's Nash Seeks NDP Presidency
July 15, 2009 2:47 PM
Peggy Nash, assistant to the CAW president and a former New Democratic MP, is running for the role of President of the New Democratic Party of Canada....

Shrimp Boat Tie Up Over in Newfoundland
July 15, 2009 9:37 AM
A lengthy tie-up of shrimp boats in Newfoundland and Labrador by FFAW/CAW members is over after agreement was reached on the price of shrimp . . ....

Cab Drivers Back to Work after 14 Week Strike
July 14, 2009 4:06 PM
CAW workers at Veteran Cab in Windsor, Ontario have ratified a new deal by 77 per cent....

Toromont Workers Ratify New Deal
July 14, 2009 1:30 PM
CAW Local 112 members at Toromont CAT in Concord, Ontario have ratified a new three year agreement by 89 per cent....

Safe Drinking Water in Little Salmon Carmacks
July 14, 2009 10:09 AM
A group of CAW volunteers have completed the task of repairing contaminated water wells for the First Nations Community of Little Salmon Carmacks in the Yukon....

Former PMP Workers Mark 1st Anniversary Outside Shuttered Plant
July 7, 2009 7:00 AM
On Wednesday, July 8 former workers of Progressive Moulded Products will mark the one year anniversary of the sudden closure of their workplaces with a......

Navistar Workers Reject Latest Proposal, CAW Urges Navistar to Keep Jobs in Canada
July 2, 2009 12:00 PM
More than 900 Navistar workers rejected the latest proposal from the company in the ongoing negotiations between the CAW and the Navistar, at a membership......

CAW and Navistar Fail to Reach Agreement in Contract Talks By Midnight Deadline
June 30, 2009 7:32 AM
The CAW and Navistar have failed to reach a collective agreement by the 12:01 a.m. deadline Tuesday as a direct result of company demands......

Workers End Protest at BBI Plant in Ajax
June 29, 2009 11:34 PM
CAW Local 1090 members have ended an 11-day protest at the BBI Enterprises auto parts plant in Ajax, Ontario today......

Unacceptable Employer Demands Continue to Slow Progress in Navistar Bargaining
June 28, 2009 4:37 PM
Negotiations between the CAW and Navistar continued on Sunday with little progress as the June 30 contract expiry date looms....

Bombardier Workers in Toronto Approve New Agreement
June 28, 2009 3:00 PM
Workers at Bombardier Aerospace have ratified a new three year collective agreement by 84 per cent, covering nearly 3,000 workers in the company's Downsview......

CAW President Praises Leadership of Toronto Council on Solidifying Streetcar Deal
June 27, 2009 9:41 AM
CAW President Ken Lewenza praised Toronto City Council, including Mayor David Miller, for agreeing to put up the outstanding funds......

Concession Demands in Navistar Bargaining Totally Unacceptable, CAW President Says
June 25, 2009 3:23 PM
Negotiations between the CAW and Navistar continue in Windsor Ontario, today but employer demands for concessions including a significant downsizing . . ....

Justice for Iranian Workers!
June 25, 2009 3:21 PM
Trade unions around the world have spoken out against the Iranian authorities' targeting of independent trade union action in recent years......

Ottawa Police Officer Charged with Assault of Cabbie/CAW Member
June 25, 2009 1:44 PM
An Ottawa police officer has been charged after a 43-year-old cab driver who is a member of CAW Local 1688 was injured during a dispute in Ottawa in May....

CAW Urges Support for Poverty-Free Canada Campaign
June 25, 2009 1:37 PM
Dignity For All is a multi-partner, non-profit group with the purpose of bringing together Canadians in the fight to make the nation poverty-free....

CAW Member Recognized for Outstanding Pride Work
June 25, 2009 11:00 AM
CAW Local 636 member and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgendered rights activist Stephanie Johnstone was recognized for her work and ongoing contribution . . ....

No Progress in Talks Prompts Fourth Demonstration by Kitchener Sunbeam Workers
June 25, 2009 8:00 AM
CAW Local 1106 members employed at Sunbeam Residential Development Centre in Kitchener will stage their fourth demonstration in two and a half months . . ....

Number of Trade Unionists Killed Increases from Previous Year
June 24, 2009 11:46 AM
Throughout the world last year more than 76 labour activists were killed because of their ongoing struggle in support of workers rights. ...

Skilled Trades Council Supports Timmins Food Bank
June 24, 2009 11:42 AM
The June 2009 CAW-TCA Skilled Trades Council met in Timmins, Ontario, where delegates unanimously backed a motion to support the candidates put forward . . ....

CAW Members Protest Abrupt Closure of Auto Parts Facility in Ajax
June 23, 2009 6:27 PM
CAW Local 1090 members in Ajax, Ontario have set up a blockade outside the BBI Enterprises auto parts facility after receiving news the plant will close......

CAW Reaches Tentative Agreement with Bombardier
June 23, 2009 3:29 PM
The CAW has reached a tentative agreement with Bombardier Aerospace covering the nearly 3,000 workers at the company's Toronto facility. ...

Tentative Agreement at Abbott Laboratories
June 23, 2009 2:07 PM
A tentative agreement has been reached in contract talks between CAW Local 462 and employer Abbott Laboratories in Brockville, Ontario....

Strike Deadline Extended at Bombardier in Toronto
June 23, 2009 11:00 AM
The strike deadline at Bombardier Aerospace in Toronto is being extended hour by hour in an effort to reach an agreement between the CAW and the company. ...

First Agreement for Sodexo Workers at Grand River Hospital
June 23, 2009 9:02 AM
CAW Local 1106 members who work for Sodexo Ltd. at the Grand River Hospital's Freeport Health Centre in Kitchener, Ontario have voted 100 per cent in favour......

Strike Deadline Looms at Bombardier de Havilland
June 22, 2009 11:52 AM
Workers at Bombardier de Havilland in Toronto may be out on the picket line as early as tomorrow (Tuesday) at 10 a.m., should a contract not be reached . . ....

Strike Deadline at Abbott Laboratories in Brockville Set for Monday
June 19, 2009 2:28 PM
CAW Local 462 has set a strike deadline with Abbott Laboratories in Brockville, Ontario of Monday, June 22nd at 12:01 a.m. in opposition to company . . ....

CAW's Lewenza Urges Federal Government Action on Navistar Truck in Meeting with Industry Minister Today
June 19, 2009 2:19 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza urged federal Industry Minister Tony Clement today to take immediate steps to ensure the continued future of the Navistar Truck plant ...

Critical EI Fixes Stalled by Political Games, says CAW President
June 19, 2009 2:07 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza called on the federal government to introduce long-overdue reforms to Canada's EI system, . . ....

TTC Funding Encouraging News but Feds Must Come on Board, says CAW President
June 19, 2009 12:23 PM
City of Toronto Mayor David Miller and Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty's announcement today that commits two-thirds of the funding for 204 new Low Floor . . ....

CAW Members Ratify New Deal with Air Canada
June 18, 2009 8:51 PM
CAW members have ratified a new 21-month collective agreement with Air Canada today by a margin of 76 per cent following a series of meetings......

Unemployed Workers to Rally at Ignatieff's Office
June 18, 2009 4:31 PM
Unemployed workers will converge at Michael Ignatieff's constituency office in Etobicoke, Ontario Friday June 19......

CAW Urges Further Bargaining at Navistar
June 18, 2009 2:03 PM
CAW negotiators have advised Navistar Truck in Chatham, Ontario of the union's intention to bargain beyond the expiry of the current collective agreement . . ....

Newfoundland Lobster Harvesters Continue Protest Against Government Inaction
June 18, 2009 11:33 AM
As Contact went to press harvesters from Newfoundland's west coast were demonstrating at the offices of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) in . . ....

Habitat for Humanity, Women Build
June 18, 2009 9:13 AM
A group of 20 CAW women gathered in Scarborough Ontario recently to build homes for poor working families who had applied to be part of the latest . . ....

Pension Concessions Blocking New CAW Deal at McMaster
June 17, 2009 3:13 PM
McMaster University's proposals to prevent new hires from accessing current pension benefits has drawn fierce criticism from CAW leadership . . ....

National Day of Reconciliation for Canada's First Nations
June 17, 2009 12:38 PM
The National Day of Reconciliation for Canada's First Nations marked the first anniversary of the Canadian government's historic apology to . . ....

CAW Delegation Raises Concerns with Ontario Health Minister
June 17, 2009 12:11 PM
A delegation from the CAW recently met with Ontario Minister of Health David Caplan to raise key concerns in the health care sector....

President Urged to Stop the Attack on Indigenous Peoples in Peru
June 17, 2009 10:49 AM
A group of trade unions, religious and human rights groups in Canada are calling on the Peruvian government to stop the violent police actions against peaceful...

CAW Urges Stricter Staffing Regulations for Long Term Care Homes in Ontario
June 17, 2009 10:20 AM
Draft regulations by the Ontario government must be strengthened to ensure minimum staffing standards . . ....

Settlement at Kingston Access Bus: Strike Over
June 16, 2009 2:58 PM
CAW Local 1837 members at Kingston Access Bus have ratified a new three-year agreement with the company, bringing to an end a strike that started April 16...

Newfoundland Lobster Harvesters End Occupation-Win Aid Package
June 15, 2009 10:33 AM
Newfoundland lobster harvesters have concluded their occupation of federal cabinet minister Peter McKay's regional office....

CAW Education Conference, August 7-9, 2009
June 12, 2009 5:00 PM
The 2009 CAW Education Conference will engage members to talk about what is needed from both labour activists and educators in these challenging times....

H1N1 Flu Pandemic Update: WHO Declares Flu Pandemic
June 11, 2009 2:39 PM
Today the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a H1N1 influenza pandemic (alert level 6) because the virus is spreading throughout the world....

NDP Takes Majority in Historic Nova Scotia Election
June 11, 2009 12:16 PM
On June 9, Nova Scotians made history by electing the first provincial NDP government ever in Atlantic Canada. ...

CAW Youth Conference - August 7-9, 2009
June 11, 2009 8:44 AM
It's been two years since 100 CAW youth gathered for the 3rd National Youth Conference. ...

Local Union Members to Unite at EI Rally on June 13
June 10, 2009 7:18 PM
On Saturday June 13th a rally in downtown Toronto will bring together workers and community members to demand changes to EI and other much needed protections. ...

National Day of Reconciliation for Canada's First Nations: June 11
June 10, 2009 11:25 AM
The CAW is urging participation, support and understanding about the importance of the The National Day of Reconciliation for Canada's First Nations on June 11....

CAW Rally Wednesday at Niagara Falls MPP's Office Over Edscha Workers Severance
June 9, 2009 3:29 PM
CAW members including workers from auto parts supplier Edscha Canada in Niagara Galls, Ontario will hold a rally Wednesday . . ....

CALM Award 2009
June 9, 2009 10:40 AM
At the annual Canadian Association of Labour Media conference, CAW local unions were recognized . . ....

CAW, IAMAW and CALDA Reach Tentative Agreement with Air Canada, Protecting Pensions
June 9, 2009 12:20 AM
After weeks of intense negotiations three unions -CAW, IAMAW and CALDA -have reached a tentative agreement with Air Canada. The agreement was reached with......

CAW Helps End Water Contamination in Little Salmon Carmacks
June 8, 2009 2:29 PM
A group of CAW volunteers have returned to the community of Little Salmon Carmacks in the Yukon to continue work on repairing contaminated water wells . . ....

Broken EI System Continues to Fail Canadians as Thousands More Unemployed, CAW President Says
June 5, 2009 9:00 AM
Labour market figures released earlier today by Statistics Canada show that 42,000 more Canadians were thrown out of work in the month of May, with an......

CAW Surprised at Timing of Federal Mediator Appointment
June 4, 2009 2:32 PM
The CAW is expressing surprise at the timing of the federal government's appointment of a mediator in the Air Canada negotiations, . . ....

Woman of Distinction - Peggy Nash
June 4, 2009 1:46 PM
Peggy Nash, assistant to CAW National President and former MP, was named the 2009 Toronto YWCA Woman of Distinction for Labour, . . ....

First Agreement at Americus Logistics
June 4, 2009 11:43 AM
CAW Local 222 members at Americus Logistics in Ajax, Ontario have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a first contract that provides improved wages . . ....

Kitchener Sunbeam Workers to Stage Third Demonstration as Negotiations Continue to Stall
June 4, 2009 8:46 AM
CAW Local 1106 members employed at Sunbeam Residential Development Centre in Kitchener will stage their third demonstration in two months . . ....

Canadians Encouraged to Demand Compensation for Injured Workers
June 3, 2009 10:35 AM
Injured Workers' Day recognizes the day 26 years ago on June 1st, when thousands of workers gathered in Queen's Park . . ....

CAW to Resume Talks with Air Canada
June 2, 2009 3:23 PM
The CAW will resume negotiations with Air Canada tomorrow morning with a focus on the pension plan....

CAW Supports National Day of Reconciliation for Canada's First Nations
June 2, 2009 2:23 PM
CAW National Skilled Trades Director Colin Heslop will join Assembly of First Nations National Chief Phil Fontaine and other . . ....

Support for Auto Industry Reinforces Canadian Economy during Crisis, Says CAW President
June 1, 2009 2:43 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza said the support provided to General Motors by the federal and provincial governments is critical to the long-term health . . ....

Marine Communication Officers Reach Tentative Agreement
May 28, 2009 10:23 AM
CAW Local 2182 members who work as Canadian Coast Guard Marine Communications Officers have reached a tentative agreement . . ....

Local Union Members to Unite at EI Rally
May 27, 2009 2:03 PM
On Saturday June 13th a rally in downtown Toronto will bring together workers and community members to demand changes to EI and other much needed protections....

New Agreement, Strike Over at ACAN Windows in Newfoundland
May 26, 2009 5:00 PM
CAW/FFAW members who work at ACAN Windows in Paradise, Newfoundland are back at work after ratifying a new collective agreement that ends a four-day strike......

Pension Plan Dominates Talks Between CAW and Air Canada
May 26, 2009 4:50 PM
Talks between the CAW and Air Canada continue into a sixth day as the union makes every effort to secure the integrity of the pension plan while speculation...

Vulcan Workers Picket Following Lock-Out
May 26, 2009 1:45 PM
Workers at Vulcan Containers Ltd. in Petrolia, Ontario have set up a picket line as of May 25, after the company locked out its 21 workers days earlier...

CAW Members Ratify Restructuring Deal with General Motors
May 25, 2009 7:19 PM
CAW members working at General Motors in Oshawa, Windsor, St. Catharines and Woodstock, Ontario have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a new agreement......

CAW Opens Talks with Air Canada
May 22, 2009 5:20 PM
CAW officially opened contract negotiations with Air Canada on May 21 in downtown Toronto. The union agreement covers approximately 5,000 Air Canada customer...

CAW Reaches Tentative Settlement with GM
May 22, 2009 3:15 PM
The CAW has reached a tentative settlement with General Motors Canada following weeks of intense negotiations for a new collective agreement as part of the...

CAW to Provide Update on GM Restructuring Talks
May 22, 2009 9:50 AM
CAW President Ken Lewenza will provide an important update on General Motors restructuring talks at a press conference at 11:00 a.m. today at the Sheraton...

GM Workers Reeling After Dealerships Dramatically Slashed
May 21, 2009 3:45 PM
As part of its restructuring plan, General Motors Canada announced on May 20 the closure of approximately 245 dealerships across the country, a move that could...

Settlement at University of Toronto, Strike Over
May 21, 2009 10:00 AM
CAW Local 2003 members who work as operating engineers at the University of Toronto have ratified a new three-year agreement by 97 per cent, ending a strike...

Demonstrators Bring Pension Fight to Ontario MPPs
May 21, 2009 9:30 AM
Thousands of workers and pensioners staged four simultaneous demonstrations outside the offices of MPPs in southwestern Ontario on May 14. Protestors...

May 17, 2009 - International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
May 20, 2009 11:25 AM
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the decriminalization of homosexuality in Canada. Across the country, CAW activists, local leadership and members took ...

Restructuring Talks Between CAW and GM Continue in Toronto
May 17, 2009 8:00 AM
Restructuring talks between the Canadian Auto Workers union and General Motors continue in Toronto through out the weekend. ...

CAW Urges Full and Thorough Investigation into Attack on Taxi Driver
May 14, 2009 4:30 PM
In response to the attack by off-duty police officer on taxi driver and CAW Local 1688 member Sami Aldoboni, CAW President Ken Lewenza is urging a full and......

Retired Workers Protest Ontario Government's Failure to Support the PBGF
May 14, 2009 9:00 AM
Retired workers in London, Windsor, St. Catharines and Pickering, Ontario will stage demonstrations today outside of their MPPs' offices protesting against......

CAW to Appear Before Standing Committee to Demand Action on Lobster Crisis in Atlantic Provinces
May 13, 2009 5:00 PM
CAW/FFAW President Earle McCurdy will be traveling from Newfoundland to Ottawa May 14 to appear before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Fisheries......

Rio Tinto Alcan in Retreat Despite Incredible Profits
May 13, 2009 2:08 PM
Rio Tinto Alcan (RTA) has undertaken a large scale restructuring. However, as revealed by a detailed analysis conducted by the CAW Research Department . . ....

CAW Urges Federal Government Action to Save Navistar
May 12, 2009 1:33 PM
The CAW is urging the federal Conservative government to take immediate steps to ensure the future of the Navistar truck plant in Chatham, Ontario....

McCurdy Urges Review of Newfoundland Crab Marketing
May 12, 2009 9:19 AM
CAW/FFAW President Earle McCurdy wants Newfoundland crab processors to decide if they are going to be in business this year....

CAW Economist and Author Jim Stanford to Speak at Western Tomorrow
May 11, 2009 1:43 PM
CAW Economist and renowned author Jim Stanford will give a guest lecture at the University of Western Ontario tomorrow afternoon . . ....

CAW Celebrates National Nurses Week
May 11, 2009 10:44 AM
In honour of national Nurses Week, CAW President Ken Lewenza commended the hundreds of thousands of health care workers across the country, . . ....

National Campaign to Save Public Health Care: Get Involved!
May 8, 2009 2:54 PM
The Canadian Health Coalition has launched a national campaign to save public health care in Canada and is urging concerned citizens to get involved....

Ontario Temp Worker Protection Bill Receives Royal Assent
May 8, 2009 2:48 PM
Workers employed through temporary work agencies in Ontario will now be granted new workplace protections after the passing of Bill 139 into law on May 4. ...

Auto and Postal Workers Union Leaders Make Joint Call for Canadian-made Postal Vehicles
May 8, 2009 2:19 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza and CUPW President Denis Lemelin, along with CAW Local 444 President Rick Laporte and CUPW Windsor Local President John Vigneaux, . . ...

CAW Members at Cision in Ottawa Fight Concession Demands
May 7, 2009 3:10 PM
CAW Local 567 members at Cision Canada in Ottawa are on strike as they resist company demands for major concessions....

CAW to Re-enter Talks with GM
May 7, 2009 3:05 PM
The CAW will be re-entering negotiations with General Motors early next week, CAW President Ken Lewenza said at a press conference on May 7....

Stronger OH&SA Strengthens Protection from Violence
May 7, 2009 9:36 AM
More than 13 years of activism have ended with the introduction of Bill 168 that would bring about changes to Ontario's Occupational Health and Safety Act . . ...

Press Conference: Canadian Auto and Postal Workers' Unions Call for Canadian-made Canada Post Vehicles
May 7, 2009 9:30 AM
CAW President Ken Lewenza and CUPW President Denis Lemelin will issue a joint statement tomorrow . . . calling on Canada Post Corporation . . ....

Sudbury Xstrata Workers Trek to Ottawa for Meeting With Industry Minister Tony Clement Today
May 6, 2009 11:38 AM
Over 50 members of CAW Local 598 who work at Xstrata's Mine Mill and Smelter in Sudbury, Ontario are bussing to Parliament Hill in Ottawa today . . ....

CAW Members on Strike at University of Toronto
May 6, 2009 9:30 AM
CAW Local 2003 members who work as operating engineers at the University of Toronto are on strike as they fight employer demands . . ....

Press Conference: CAW President Calls for Pension Security for Air Canada Workers
May 4, 2009 8:20 AM
CAW President Ken Lewenza is demanding that Air Canada remove workers' pensions from the chopping block as part of its plan to turn around the airline... ...

CAW Endorses Chrysler-Fiat Partnership, Commends Government Support for Auto
April 30, 2009 3:27 PM
The Canadian Auto Workers union is optimistic that today's restructuring decisions regarding Chrysler represent the beginning of a brighter future . . ....

Swine Flu: Information Update
April 29, 2009 3:24 PM
On April 21, 2009, Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) announced an outbreak of Swine Flu......

Sunbeam Residential Developmental Centre Workers Demonstrate as Negotiations Break Down
April 29, 2009 8:43 AM
CAW members employed at Sunbeam Residential Centre in Kitchener will be staging a demonstration outside of the main building of the centre on April 30......

Canadians Will Reap the Benefit of New Toronto Transit Project, CAW Says
April 27, 2009 3:46 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza applauded the Toronto Transit Commission's decision earlier today to award a $1.2 billion rail transit contract to ...Bombardier . . ....

CAW President to Comment on Landmark TTC Transit Contract Following Vote Today
April 27, 2009 9:42 AM
CAW President Ken Lewenza will address the media immediately following the Toronto Transit Commission's vote on the landmark $1.2 billion . . ....

CAW Members at Chrysler Ratify Restructuring Agreement
April 26, 2009 7:30 PM
Thousands of CAW members working at Chrysler facilities in Brampton, Windsor and Etobicoke have voted in favour of a new restructuring agreement...

CAW Reaches Tentative Agreement with Chrysler, Voting this Weekend
April 24, 2009 10:00 PM
The CAW has reached a tentative agreement with Chrysler Canada Ltd., as part of the North American auto industry's restructuring process....

Recommendation on Bombardier Bid Good News for Canadian Workers, CAW says
April 24, 2009 1:23 PM
Choosing to build new low-floor, light-rail transit vehicles in Canada is absolutely wonderful news and will ensure Canadians receive maximum economic . . ....

Activists Converge on Queen's Park for Massive Pension Rally
April 24, 2009 11:38 AM
Over 15,000 demonstrators lined the grounds of Queen's Park, waving flags and holding placards outside the Ontario Legislative Building on April 23 . . ....

Protestors to Rally for Pension Protections at Queen's Park on Thursday
April 22, 2009 12:21 PM
Protestors from across Ontario, representing various labour, community and seniors organizations will line the grounds of Queen's Park on Thursday April 23... ...

Pension Protections Needed for All Canadians
April 22, 2009 11:16 AM
Delegates unanimously endorsed a recommendation to participate in a pension rally at Queen's Park on April 23 . . ....

Buy Canadian Policies a Must at Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation
April 22, 2009 11:11 AM
CAW Council delegates condemned the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) for giving away new Mercedes Benzes in a lottery promotion . . ....

CAW Council Throws Supports Behind BC NDP in Upcoming Election
April 22, 2009 9:04 AM
Over 800 CAW Council delegates voted unanimously in favour of a recommendation to support the NDP in the May 12 British Columbia provincial elections....

Fighting Back on Health Care
April 21, 2009 4:05 PM
Lewenza urged delegates to build support and respect for health care workers and the important work they do....

Ontario Federation of Labour
April 21, 2009 3:19 PM
Delegates approved a recommendation that calls on the CAW to begin a "constructive and respectful" dialogue with the Ontario Federation of Labour . . ....

Canadians Must Oppose Afghani Laws Trampling Women's Rights
April 21, 2009 1:59 PM
Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the federal government must express in the strongest terms possible the opposition of Canadians to repressive legislation... ...

Recommitting to Earth Day - April 22, 2009
April 21, 2009 12:15 PM
The Canadian Auto Workers union will celebrate its 10-year commitment to the environmental education of Canadian students by sharing newly-created electronic...

Press Conference: Labour, Community and Retired Workers Coalition to Issue Joint Call for Pension Protections
April 19, 2009 1:01 PM
Representatives of labour unions, community groups and seniors organizations in Canada will issue a joint call for stronger pension protections......

Union Source of Strength During Economic Crisis, Says CAW President
April 17, 2009 5:30 PM
"Don't misread our determination," CAW President Ken Lewenza told government and corporations in his opening address to the meeting of CAW Council...

Statement by CAW President Ken Lewenza in Response to Nardelli/LaSorda Letter to Chrysler Workers
April 17, 2009 4:06 PM
The past week has seen an unprecedented and outrageous series of attacks on Canadian autoworkers and their union . . ....

CAW President to Address Challenging Economic Climate at CAW Council, April 17
April 16, 2009 1:55 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza will address the myriad of challenges facing workers during the current global economic downturn as hundreds of union delegates . . ....

Air Traffic Controllers Ratify Agreement
April 16, 2009 10:30 AM
CATCA - CAW Local 5454 announced today that its members had voted 88% in favour of a contract settlement reached last month with NAV Canada, . . ....

April 28th - Day of Mourning
April 15, 2009 9:35 AM
The 25th anniversary of the National Day of Mourning for workers killed and injured on the job will be marked April 28....

Canadian Auto Sector "Uniquely, Consistently Profitable," CAW Report Shows
April 13, 2009 9:30 AM
A new study from the Canadian Auto Workers union confirms that Canada's automotive manufacturing industry has been uniquely and strongly profitable in recent......

Pension Rally - Queen's Park: April 23
April 9, 2009 10:27 PM
Join the demonstration to protect workers' retirement security on Thursday April 23, 2009. ...

Worsening Economic Conditions call for Emergency EI Measures, CAW President Says
April 9, 2009 1:45 PM
Massive job losses totaling 61,300 in the month of March and a rise in the national unemployment rate to 8 per cent . . ....

Veteran Cab Strike in Windsor: Update
April 9, 2009 12:18 PM
A strike by Veteran Cab drivers in Windsor, Ontario continues as CAW Local 195 members remain off the job in a dispute over lease rates for 195 cabs....

CAW Media Conference Thursday: Union Responds to Ontario Government's Pension Guarantee Fund Announcement
April 8, 2009 4:40 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza and CAW National Executive Board member and Retired Workers representative Len Harrison will respond to the Ontario government......

Province Has an Obligation to Protect Retirees, CAW Says
April 8, 2009 2:36 PM
Canadian Auto Workers union President Ken Lewenza says the Ontario government has a "moral and legal responsibility" to protect the pensions of all workers . . ...

CAW Local 27 Bargains First Hospital Agreement of 2009
April 8, 2009 12:13 PM
St. Joseph's Hospital in London, Ontario has overwhelmingly ratified a new three-year collective agreement . . ....

First Agreement at Atlas Logistics in Ajax, Ontario
April 8, 2009 9:05 AM
CAW Local 222 members at Atlas Logistics in Ajax, Ontario have ratified a first agreement that provides wage and benefit increases for almost 600 workers . . ....

CAW Applauds Federal Government Move to Guarantee Warranties, Money for Parts Firms
April 8, 2009 8:55 AM
CAW President Ken Lewenza commended the federal government for its pledge to guarantee the warranties of Chrysler and General Motors vehicles . . ....

Rio Tinto Alcan Union Coalition Formed
April 7, 2009 1:33 PM
CAW representatives from Quebec and British Columbia, as well as Steelworkers and representatives from the Confederation of National Trade Unions (CSN) . . ....

CAW Locals in British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario Ratify New Agreements at DHL
April 7, 2009 10:58 AM
New collective agreements covering about 2400 workers at DHL have been ratified by CAW members in Local 114 (BC), Local 4050 (Alberta) and Local 4457 (Ontario)....

CAW Members Ratify New Agreement at New Flyer
April 3, 2009 3:44 PM
CAW Local 3003 members at bus manufacturer New Flyer Industries in Winnipeg have ratified a new three-year collective agreement with wage, pension and...

Bombardier Cuts Deal Major Blow to Unionized Workforce in Toronto
April 2, 2009 1:44 PM
The announced job cuts at Bombardier's Downsview facility in the north-end of Toronto will deal a heavy blow to the unionized workforce in the plant . . ....

CAW/FFAW Urges Extension in EI Benefit Periods For Fishing Claims
April 1, 2009 12:02 PM
CAW/FFAW President Earle McCurdy is calling on the federal government to apply the recently announced extension in Employment Insurance benefit periods . . ....

CAW Urges New Protections for Temporary Workers
April 1, 2009 9:55 AM
CAW President Ken Lewenza will make the case for labour laws that provide greater protections for temporary workers at Ontario Legislative hearings . . ....

CAW President Calls Re-introduction of Former AC Restructuring Leader Troubling
April 1, 2009 8:36 AM
CAW President Ken Lewenza is calling the appointment of former chief restructuring officer Calin Rovinescu as Air Canada CEO a disturbing choice . . ....

NB Ferry Contract a 'Lost Opportunity,' CAW Says
March 31, 2009 3:39 PM
A New Brunswick government decision to award a $65 million contract for a new ferry to an American shipbuilder is a 'lost opportunity' . . ....

Statement from CAW President Ken Lewenza Regarding Canadian and U.S. Auto Restructuring Announcements
March 30, 2009 5:20 PM
This challenge before us is not just about saving the auto industry. This is about our overall economy, and our future as a trading nation...

NAV Canada and CATCA CAW Local 5454 Reach Tentative Agreement
March 30, 2009 2:53 PM
At 5:00 pm yesterday, a tentative agreement was reached between NAV Canada and CATCA CAW Local 5454, representing Canada's 2,200 air traffic controllers, two...

CAW President to Respond to Canadian and U.S. Government Auto Restructuring Announcements
March 30, 2009 11:30 AM
CAW President Ken Lewenza will be responding today at 2 p.m. to both the Canadian and U.S. government announcements on the restructuring plans of General Motors...

CAW-Chrysler Talks Hit Roadblock, Negotiations Ongoing
March 27, 2009 2:06 PM
Talks with Chrysler have broken down after the company turned down both the pattern agreement established with General Motors as well as other cost-savings spec...

CAW to Make Announcement About CAW-Chrysler Bargaining
March 27, 2009 9:29 AM
Canadian Auto Workers union President Ken Lewenza will be making an announcement this morning at 11 a.m. about the ongoing negotiations with Chrysler . . ....

Ontario Budget Fails to Provide Severance Protection for Laid-off Workers, CAW President Says
March 26, 2009 8:08 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza said that today's Ontario budget contains a mixture of positive and disappointing elements. ...

Queen's Park Rally Urges Ontario Liberals to Protect Severance Pay for Workers
March 26, 2009 9:25 AM
The Save Our Severance Campaign hit the steps of Queen's Park in Ontario March 25 to demand the McGuinty government establish a fund . . ....

Supply Vessel to be Built in Halifax Shipyard Creates 200 Jobs
March 25, 2009 2:31 PM
The Halifax Shipyard has landed a $60 million contract to build a supply vessel to support the EnCana Corp. offshore Deep Panuke gas project....

CAW Members at Minacs Approve New Agreement
March 25, 2009 2:29 PM
CAW Local 222 members working at Aditya Birla Minacs in Oshawa have voted 89 per cent in favour of a new three-year collective agreement . . ....

Workers Set to Demonstrate at Queen's Park for Severance Protection
March 24, 2009 4:57 PM
After two days of rallies at targeted locations in the GTA, hundreds of labour activists, including laid-off workers, from across southern Ontario will converge...

CAW Activists Rally Tuesday at Ministry of Labour Offices in Toronto for Severance Protections
March 23, 2009 3:21 PM
CAW activists will converge on the Ministry of Labour offices in downtown Toronto at 11 a.m. on Tuesday March 24, for the second of three pre-budget events......

CAW to Hold String of Protests Calling for Severance Protections in Ontario Budget
March 22, 2009 2:54 PM
Workers will hit the streets in a series of rallies and demonstrations throughout the Greater Toronto Area over the next three days......

CAW to Open Talks with Chrysler Monday
March 22, 2009 12:00 PM
The Canadian Auto Workers union will be opening talks with Chrysler on Monday March 23 in Toronto... ...

CAW Local 195 Members Ratify Agreement at Windsor Parts Makers
March 19, 2009 2:26 AM
After an occupation, blockade and rally, CAW Local 195 members who work at parts makers Aradco and Aramco in Windsor have ratified an agreement . . ....

March 21: International Day for the Elimination of Racism
March 19, 2009 10:27 AM
As March 21 approaches, CAW membership and leadership are urged to renew the fight against racism in their work lives . . ....

CAW Local 222 Members Reject Final Offer Vote at Minacs
March 18, 2009 2:24 PM
CAW Local 222 members who work at Aditya Birla Minacs in Oshawa have unanimously rejected a final offer vote forced on them by the company. ...

Let Collective Bargaining Take its Course, CAW President Says
March 17, 2009 5:00 PM
Canadian Auto Workers union President Ken Lewenza recommitted his union to a constructive dialogue with Chrysler Canada, and rejected "destructive innuendo" ......

Laid-off Workers Need Stricter Rules on Income Supports and Severance, CAW President Says
March 13, 2009 2:05 PM
The dramatic job loss figures released today by Statistics Canada should prompt governments to take immediate action in addressing problems like the lack of...

CAW/Marine Workers Federation Urges Opposition MPs to Support Canadian Shipbuilding
March 12, 2009 11:32 AM
The CAW has outlined to opposition MPs in Atlantic Canada the pressing need for action to support the beleaguered Canadian shipbuilding industry. ...

CAW Members at GM Approve Restructuring Deal
March 11, 2009 9:00 PM
The approximately 10,000 CAW members working at General Motors have accepted the new restructuring agreement by 87 per cent....

CAW Leadership at GM Unanimously Endorse Restructuring Deal
March 9, 2009 3:50 PM
CAW leadership representing production and skilled trades workers at General Motors in Canada unanimously endorsed the CAW-GM tentative restructuring agreement ...

CAW Members Support United Way Campaigns
March 9, 2009 3:41 PM
CAW Local 1520 members and retirees have donated more than $400,000 to the local United Way, despite the very tough economy....

CAW Reaches Tentative Restructuring Deal with General Motors
March 8, 2009 1:17 PM
The CAW reached a tentative restructuring agreement with General Motors on March 8, after days of round the clock negotiations....

Women's Equality Hindered by Job Loss
March 7, 2009 4:00 PM
Women have been faced with job loss at a higher rate than men since manufacturing jobs began to disappear in 2002, said CAW Women's Director Julie White. ...

Hundreds Rally in Toronto for EI Improvements
March 6, 2009 1:50 PM
Five hundred protestors gathered along a narrow city block outside a Service Canada employment insurance office in downtown Toronto on March 5 . . ....

Canadian Auto Industry Suffers Further Blow as Economy Continues to Struggle
March 5, 2009 1:54 PM
CAW National President Ken Lewenza said the magnitude of the depressed auto industry is having grave implications . . ....

CAW to Open Exploratory Talks with General Motors
March 5, 2009 1:49 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza announced March 5 that the union has opened exploratory talks with General Motors . . ....

Closure Agreement at Parts Maker ArvinMeritor
March 4, 2009 3:44 PM
CAW Local 1941 members who work at truck brake parts maker ArvinMeritor in Tilbury, Ontario have ratified a closure agreement at the facility slated to close......

Cuts to Canada's Air Navigation System Ill-Advised, CAW says
March 4, 2009 3:14 PM
NAV CANADA, operator of Canada's civil air navigation services, has announced additional cuts and facility closures to the already dwindling air navigation... ...

Good Jobs for All Coalition Plans Rally to Fix EI
March 4, 2009 10:51 AM
Hundreds of laid off workers in the Greater Toronto Area will rally outside an employment insurance office in downtown Toronto on March 5 . . ....

Unions Encourage Canada Post to Buy Canadian
March 3, 2009 6:23 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza is calling on Canada Post to support the economy and workers by ensuring the purchase of thousands of new made in Canada vehicles....

Act Now for Pay Equity
February 25, 2009 2:00 PM
The federal Conservative government has introduced legislation that will radically change the rules governing pay equity in the federal public sector....

Agreement at Bauer Industries Ends Blockade
February 25, 2009 9:23 AM
CAW members employed at auto parts maker Bauer Industries in Waterloo, Ontario have ended their blockade of the plant . . ....

Stunning EI Statistics Must Prompt Swift Action by Government, CAW Says
February 24, 2009 2:40 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza said the federal government must act swiftly to extend coverage of Unemployment Insurance (EI) benefits after recent . . ....

Workers Blockade Bauer Plant in Waterloo
February 23, 2009 1:35 PM
CAW members employed at Bauer Industries in Waterloo, Ontario have blockaded the plant, after management attempted to remove finished product from . . ....

Buy Domestic Policies are Legal Under International Trade Law, PM Acknowledges
February 20, 2009 3:41 PM
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has finally acknowledged that buy domestic policies are well within the bounds of international trade agreements, including . . ....

Press Conference: CAW to address GM, Chrysler restructuring plans
February 20, 2009 3:13 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza will respond to questions regarding GM and Chrysler's auto restructuring plans submitted to both federal and Ontario governments...

Miners Protest Industry Minister Letting Xstrata off the Hook
February 20, 2009 8:40 AM
Hundreds of miners from Sudbury's Xstrata Mine Mill will demonstrate on the doorsteps of Industry Minister Tony Clement's Huntsville Constituency office . . ....

PM Urged to Reject Compensation Ceilings for Public Service Workers
February 19, 2009 9:51 AM
Final approval of the Expenditure Restraint Act will impose compensation "ceilings" on hundreds of thousands of unionized public service workers until 2011. . ....

Urgent Need for New Transit Buses in Vancouver
February 18, 2009 2:51 PM
CAW Local 111 officials are disappointed that the British Columbia government has failed to initiate funding for 500 new transit buses urgently needed . . ....

CAW Auto Leadership Endorses Resolution on Auto Restructuring Talks
February 18, 2009 11:08 AM
CAW local union and workplace leadership in the auto sector overwhelmingly endorsed a resolution authorizing the national union and Master Bargaining . . ....

CAW Family Education Program
February 16, 2009 5:24 PM
For over 40 years, the CAW has offered a two-week family education program for members and their families. The program, designed for the whole family, combines...

International Women's Day: March 8
February 16, 2009 4:37 PM
On March 8 CAW members are urged to celebrate International Women's Day - marking the economic, social, cultural and political achievements of women...

CAW Pride Conference -May 1-3, 2009
February 16, 2009 3:54 PM
Gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans activists and LGBT allies will be gathering together for the 5th biennial pride conference in May. With the theme of 'history...

Job cuts at CP Rail threaten improved rail safety, CAW says
February 16, 2009 2:54 PM
At a time when Canada's rail industry has come under intense public scrutiny to protect safety Canadian Pacific Railway's recent decision to cut workers...

CAW Negotiates Agreement To Help Laid Off Xstrata Workers
February 16, 2009 2:02 PM
The CAW has negotiated an agreement with Xstrata Nickel to ensure CAW Local 598 members who are laid off at its Sudbury mining operations receive full wages and...

Canada Incurs Record $14 Billion Automotive Trade Deficit in 2008
February 16, 2009 10:41 AM
Data newly released from Statistics Canada confirms that Canada experienced its worst-ever year in international trade in automotive products in 2008...

CAW Calls for ACE Windup to be Blocked
February 13, 2009 4:20 PM
The CAW, with other unions representing workers at Air Canada, are calling for a stop to the dissolution of ACE Aviation Holdings Inc., in light...

Consequences of Trade Deficit Felt with Nemak Essex Aluminum Closure
February 13, 2009 3:19 PM
The city of Windsor has suffered another devastating blow with the closure of Nemak Essex Aluminum Plant this evening . . ....

New Agreement at Hewitt Material Handling
February 12, 2009 3:22 PM
CAW Local 112 members at Hewitt Material Handling, in Concord, Ontario have ratified a new three-year collective agreement....

RSI Day: February 28, 2009
February 11, 2009 2:49 PM
This February 28 marks the 10th anniversary of International Repetitive Strain Injury Awareness Day. ...

CAW and USW Leaders Make Joint Call for Buy Canadian Policy
February 10, 2009 10:54 AM
CAW President Ken Lewenza and USW National Director Ken Neumann jointly criticized the Harper government's insufficient stimulus spending . . ....

National Leaders of Auto and Steel unions to make joint statement on Government action on job losses and the economy
February 9, 2009 5:40 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza and USW National Director Ken Neumann will release a joint statement tomorrow, Tuesday, February 10...

Unions at Air Canada Call for ACE to Fund Pension Plan
February 9, 2009 2:56 PM
The five unions representing Air Canada workers are calling on the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) to require ACE . . ....

Xstrata Layoffs Violate Take-over Agreement, Devastate Sudbury Workers
February 9, 2009 2:08 PM
Xstrata Nickel's announcement of 578 permanent layoffs of CAW Local 598 members at its Sudbury, Ontario operations is devastating news . . ....

IMF Condemns Mexican Labour Laws
February 6, 2009 1:33 PM
The International Metalworkers' Federation has lodged a complaint against the Mexican government regarding laws that prevent freedom of association . . ....

Summit on Ontario Hospital Restructuring
February 6, 2009 11:42 AM
More than 150 delegates from across Ontario, including more than 20 CAW delegates, recently took part in a summit aimed at developing a joint campaign to . . ....

CAW President Calls for National Summit on the Economy
February 6, 2009 11:36 AM
CAW President Ken Lewenza is urging the Prime Minister to call a national summit of government, business and labour leaders, in response to the mounting . . ....

Transport Canada Changes Pose Problem for Fish Harvesters, FFAW's McCurdy says
February 6, 2009 10:48 AM
A series of regulatory changes under the Canada Shipping Act announced by Transport fish harvesters . . ....

New Success with Women's Advocate Program
February 5, 2009 1:33 PM
As part of a new collective agreement at Woodingford Lodge Long Term Care facility in Woodstock, Ontario, the CAW Local 636 bargaining committee was . . ....

More Progress Needed at Vancouver Port to Avoid Strike Action
February 5, 2009 8:52 AM
Union officials representing truckers at Port Metro Vancouver are pleased the BC government has taken positive steps to deal with enforcement issues of port...

Anti-Union Political Climate Barrier to Smart Policies
February 5, 2009 8:36 AM
The uniquely anti-union bent in North American culture and politics has been a barrier to the formulation of more effective economic policies . . ....

Workers in Transition: A Practical Guide for Union Representatives
February 3, 2009 11:54 AM
The CAW's Human Rights Department has developed a new guide for union representatives to assist workers who are in transition (male to female or female to male)...

Financial Post: It's Time to Start Buying Canadian
February 3, 2009 9:50 AM
If governments are using public funds to purchase goods and services in an effort to stimulate a depressed economy, then it's a no-brainer that those products...

Workers hit by job cuts at Electro-Motive Diesel
February 2, 2009 3:37 PM
Workers are shocked at the news that 600 jobs will be cut from the Electro-Motive Diesel plant that manufactures locomotives in London, Ontario...

CAW Applies for Union Vote at Casino Niagara and Fallsview Casino
January 28, 2009 4:30 PM
The CAW announced on January 28 that the union has made its official application to the Ontario Labour Relations Board for a vote at Casino Niagara and......

CAW Members Turn Down Agreement with Air Canada
January 28, 2009 3:46 PM
CAW members employed by Air Canada have turned down an early tentative agreement with Air Canada and Aeroplan by a margin of 78 per cent. ...

Rally in Chatham for EI Reform and Made-In-Canada Policy
January 26, 2009 12:10 PM
More than 500 workers and community activists rallied in Chatham, Ontario outside the office of Conservative MP David Van Kesteren on January 24 calling . . ....

Federal Budget Again Fails Workers Hurt By Economic Crisis
January 27, 2009 5:30 PM
The federal government's refusal to address the shortfalls of Employment Insurance in the January 27 budget is a slap in the face to hundreds of thousands of......

Poultry Processing Plant Closures in Nova Scotia Devastate Workers
January 26, 2009 11:28 AM
CAW Local 2216 members who work at two ACA Co-operative poultry processing facilities in Nova Scotia have been left reeling by a decision to close the plants....

New Spending, EI and Training Improvements a Must for Budget, CAW President Says
January 26, 2009 4:28 PM
In the midst of a major economic crisis, the federal government must inject billions of new public investment to stimulate Canada's struggling economy...

CAW Study Finds Canadian Auto Assembly Plants Most Productive in North America
January 26, 2009 7:00 AM
A detailed study of productivity levels in the North American auto assembly industry has confirmed that Canadian auto factories are the most efficient......

Let Him Stay! CAW/TCA Activists Demand Immigrant Status for Algerian Refugee
January 23, 2009 5:37 PM
CAW/TCA activists from Ontario and Quebec have added their voice in support of Algerian refugee Abdelkader Belaouni......

CAW/TCA Outraged by Alcan Layoffs in Quebec
January 23, 2009 10:34 AM
CAW/TCA officials in Quebec are outraged after global mining giant Rio Tinto Alcan announced plans to permanently shut down its Beauharnois smelter . . . ...

New Contract Improves City Worker Protections Against Outsourcing Through P3s
January 22, 2009 11:50 AM
City of Welland workers have overwhelmingly ratified a new two-year collective agreement that contains landmark language improvements that protect workers . . ....

Workers to Deliver Thousands of EI Petitions on MPs Doorstep at Pre-Budget Rally
January 20, 2009 5:00 PM
Workers and community activists will deliver thousands of signed petitions calling for emergency federal Employment Insurance relief......

Build Ships for Canada in Canadian Shipyards, Tories Told
January 19, 2009 3:31 PM
Opposition politicians and shipyard workers joined together January 15 in Halifax to urge the federal government to act on promises to spend billions . . ....

CAW Local 1001 Members Approve Closure Agreement at St. Thomas Truck Plant
January 19, 2009 2:07 PM
CAW Local 1001 members who work at the Sterling truck plant in St. Thomas, Ontario, overwhelmingly voted Sunday in favour of a closure agreement . . ....

CAW Members Ratify New Deal With City of Kitimat
January 19, 2009 9:37 AM
CAW Local 2300 members ratified a new three-year agreement with the City of Kitimat in British Columbia on January 15. ...

Petro-Canada Boycott Lifted
January 15, 2009 3:38 PM
Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union members at the Montreal Petro-Canada refinery have ratified a new collective agreement . . ....

Early Agreement at Air Canada Makes Progress in Difficult Times, CAW President says
January 15, 2009 2:27 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza calls the early tentative agreement between the Canadian Auto Workers union and Air Canada a strategic and necessary move . . ....

John Deere Welland Works Closure Agreement
January 15, 2009 11:12 AM
CAW Local 275 members at John Deere in Welland, Ontario have overwhelmingly voted in favour of a closure agreement that provides an enhanced severance package....

Anti-Poverty Activists Target Finance Minister in Build-Up to Budget
January 15, 2009 8:37 AM
Poverty activists will gather in Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's Ontario riding of Whitby-Ajax at a rally on January 17 demanding . . ....

Canadian Government Should Buy Military Trucks Built in Canada, CAW Insists
January 14, 2009 10:55 AM
The Canadian government must revisit plans to buy 1,300 military trucks from Navistar International in the United States, CAW President Ken Lewenza says....

CAW Reaches Tentative Agreement with Air Canada and Aeroplan
January 14, 2009 7:00 AM
The Canadian Auto Workers union has reached a new three year tentative agreement with both Air Canada and Aeroplan, covering approximately 5,000 customer......

Hospital Underfunding Threatens Jobs and Patient Care in Ontario, Unions Say
January 12, 2009 2:45 PM
Large scale hospital job losses and serious cut backs in patient care are looming in Ontario if the provincial government continues . . ....

CAW Prepares for 2009 Negotiations in Hospital Sector
January 12, 2009 2:25 PM
A group of 65 CAW rank and file members, national and local leadership, met late last week in Toronto to prepare . . ....

Government Investment Program Badly Needed as Job Losses Pile Up, says CAW President
January 9, 2009 10:40 AM
The loss of 34,000 jobs in December should be a strong incentive for Finance Minister Jim Flaherty to allocate billions of dollars to a new . . ....

Get Real! It's the Economy - Make It Work For Us
January 8, 2009 3:39 PM
The Canadian Labour Congress is promoting a detailed plan to stimulate the economy, to create and protect jobs, pensions and public services called . . ....

CAW Condemns Violence in Gaza
January 6, 2009 3:57 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza has written an open letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, calling on him to condemn the Israeli military attacks in Gaza . . ....

Vancouver Port Truckers Could Strike
January 6, 2009 9:47 AM
Truckers who haul freight at the Port of Vancouver may be facing a strike over the coming weeks, if new collective agreements can not be reached with employers....

Poverty in Canada Worse than Reported, Study Says
January 5, 2009 5:53 PM
A new report that examined poverty rates in Canada between 2000 and 2006 indicates that more Canadians are now living in poverty than what is commonly reported....

2009 CAW Bursary Information Now Available
January 5, 2009 5:27 PM
Information regarding the 2009 CAW bursaries are now available online. ...

Pay for Top Canadian CEOs Keeps Growing
January 5, 2009 3:53 PM
The 100 highest paid CEO's at publicly traded corporations in Canada earned an average of $10.4 million in total compensation in 2007......

CAW President Lauds Support for Auto Industry and Maintaining Canadian Facilities
December 20, 2008 12:00 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza commended the federal and Ontario provincial governments for their commitment to the Canadian auto industry and the more than......

CAW Applauds U.S. Aid, but Raises Concerns over Possible Attack on Workers
December 19, 2008 12:00 PM
The CAW is applauding the December 19 decision by U.S. President George Bush to provide $17.4 billion in assistance to North American automakers General......

CAW President Responds to Announcement of U.S. Aid Package for GM and Chrysler
December 19, 2008 10:39 AM
CAW President Ken Lewenza will be responding at 12:30 p.m. today in Windsor to this morning's announcement of a $17.4 billion aid package for the U.S. auto...

Newfoundland Needs Fisheries Plan, FFAW says
December 17, 2008 4:14 PM
FFAW/CAW President Earle McCurdy is urging the Newfoundland government to create a plan to deal with the strong possibility of a weak fishery next season,...

New Agreement at Pharma Plus Drugmarts Brings Wage Increases
December 17, 2008 11:34 AM
Members of CAW Local 414 employed by Pharma Plus Drugmarts have overwhelmingly ratified a new three-year collective agreement....

Local 20 President Receives Budd Jimmerfield Award
December 17, 2008 11:09 AM
The winner of the 2008 Budd Jimmerfield Award is Wayne Butler, president of CAW Local 20 Marine Workers in Marystown, Newfoundland. ...

Ontario Government Proposes New Pension Funding Legislation
December 16, 2008 4:16 PM
The Ontario government announced plans on December 16 to introduce legislation to provide defined benefit pension plans with solvency funding relief....

Entire Economy Devastated if Big Three Fail, Report Says
December 16, 2008 3:50 PM
Canada would lose a staggering 582,000 jobs by 2014 if General Motors, Ford and Chrysler were to collapse completely, a report prepared for . . ....

Aid for Auto Industry Positive Step in Supporting Economy, Says CAW
December 13, 2008 12:00 PM
The December 12 announcement by Federal Industry Minister Tony Clement jointly with the provincial government to put $3.4 billion into the domestic auto......

CAW Warns of Economic Chaos if Automakers Allowed to Collapse
December 12, 2008 2:00 PM
CAW leaders reacted strongly today to the U.S. Senate's decision to abandon a financial lifeline for the North American automakers, warning of very dangerous......

Today - CAW President Responds to Collapse of U.S. Auto Package
December 12, 2008 10:38 AM
CAW President Ken Lewenza will respond today at a press conference to the failure of the U.S. Senate to pass emergency legislation that would have . . ....

International Human Rights Day: December 10th
December 11, 2008 11:09 AM
December 10th is International Human Rights Day - a day when all Canadians are asked to reflect on the importance of protecting and enhancing human rights . . ....

Greater Protection for Temporary Workers Long Overdue, CAW Says
December 11, 2008 10:49 AM
The Ontario government's announcement of proposed legislation to strengthen the workplace rights of temporary workers is an important step forward for all . . ....

Locked out Alumetco Workers Now Out of Job, Company Files for CCAA & Closes Shop
December 10, 2008 6:15 PM
The approximately 85 locked out workers at Alumetco in Brantford learned on December 9 that their employer would not end the lock-out in time for the holidays.....

Voith Siemens Settlement Victory at CAW Local 252
December 10, 2008 3:35 PM
CAW Local 252 members at Voith Siemens Hydro Power Generation in Mississauga, Ontario have ratified a new collective agreement . . ....

Emergency Measures for Laid Off Workers
December 10, 2008 3:27 PM
The current economic crisis means hundreds of thousands of Canadian workers have lost their jobs and that hundreds of thousands of more lost jobs will follow....

Speak Out on Violence Against Women, CAW Members Urged
December 10, 2008 2:12 PM
Police receive 38,000 calls per year across the country to respond to incidents of domestic violence. In 83 per cent of these cases, women were victims . . ....

Buy Canadian - Build Communities: Tell Your Elected Representatives
December 10, 2008 1:29 PM
Municipal councils across the country must be challenged to endorse the CAW's Buy Canadian - Build Communities resolution . . ....

Coalition Yes, CAW Council Says
December 6, 2008 3:30 PM
Liberal Leader Stephane Dion and NDP Leader Jack Layton attended CAW Council on December 6 to outline the need for ongoing support of the Parliamentary......

CAW Takes on Mental Illness
December 6, 2008 1:00 PM
Mental illness is a growing issue in workplaces across the country, yet many workers are falling through the tremendous cracks in the system, CAW council......

Support Boycott of Petro Canada
December 6, 2008 11:00 AM
The struggle of 260 Petro Canada refinery workers in Montreal who have been locked out for more than a year by an employer attempting to break pattern......

No to Canada/Colombia Free Trade and Simmons Mattresses
December 5, 2008 2:51 PM
Lewenza condemned Prime Minister Stephen Harper for attempting to push through a free trade agreement between Canada and Colombia . . ....

Responding to the Auto Industry Crisis
December 5, 2008 2:44 PM
The closure of any one of the Detroit Three auto companies would have a huge negative impact on the Canadian economy, hundreds of communities and . . ....

Coalition Top Priority for Union, Says CAW President
December 5, 2008 1:14 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza blasted the Stephen Harper Conservatives for suspending Parliament without implementing an economic stimulus package . . ....

New Unemployment Numbers Evidence of Government Inaction, CAW President Says
December 5, 2008 11:32 AM
The unemployment numbers released today by Statistics Canada are the consequence of government inaction to deal with an economic crisis . . ....

Closure of Parliament Shuts out Workers During Economic Crisis, Say Labour Leaders
December 4, 2008 2:00 PM
The dissolution of the current Parliament represents an abandonment of leadership by Stephen Harper at a time when Canadians need it most . . ....

CAW President Ken Lewenza Addresses CAW Council Friday, December 5
December 4, 2008 10:48 AM
CAW President Ken Lewenza will address hundreds of delegates representing CAW workplaces from coast-to-coast on Friday, December 5 . . ....

Heads of CAW, CEP and USW Join Forces to Endorse Coalition Government
December 4, 2008 6:00 AM
The heads of three of the country's largest industrial unions -CEP President Dave Coles, United Steelworkers Canadian National Director Ken Neumann and......

Join a Progressive Coalition!
December 1, 2008 3:43 PM
Join the thousands of Canadians that have already expressed their desire to see a coalition government that will look out for the best interests of . . ....

World AIDS Day - December 1
December 1, 2008 12:24 PM
December 1, 2008 marks the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day. The day was created in 1988 at the World Summit of Ministers of Health on Programmes . . ....

Progressive Leaders Urge Opposition Parties to Form Coalition Government
November 28, 2008 10:30 PM
Prominent progressive leaders have come together today to urge Stéphane Dion and Jack Layton to put partisan concerns aside and form a coalition government......

CAW in Quebec and English Canada Call for Coalition Government
November 30, 2008 12:00 PM
The CAW is calling on the three main opposition parties in the House of Commons to form a coalition government. ...

CAW President Calls on Canadian Government to Match Rhetoric with Action
November 27, 2008 6:00 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza is criticizing the federal government for the lack of economic stimulus contained in the November 27 fiscal update delivered by......

Sign the People's Treaty!
November 27, 2008 12:35 PM
In support of Mine's Action Canada and the Cluster Munitions Coalition, the CAW is encouraging members to sign the People's Treaty to ban cluster bombs......

CAW President Ken Lewenza Calls for Increase to EI
November 27, 2008 12:04 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza called on the federal government to increase EI benefits to unemployed workers during a recent meeting . . ....

Voith Siemens Hydro Power Generation Strike - CAW Local 252
November 27, 2008 10:50 AM
CAW Local 252 members at Voith Siemens Hydro Power Generation in Mississauga, Ontario are in a tough strike with their employer over protection of . . ....

Look What's New in Education!
November 26, 2008 11:08 AM
The CAW Education Department has been busy updating and developing new programs for members....

Speak Out to End Male Violence Against Women
November 25, 2008 2:23 PM
In Canada more than 60 women are killed each year by their partners or ex-partners....

CAW Meets to Strategize on Financial/ Auto Crisis
November 25, 2008 1:45 PM
The CAW will be bringing together key union leadership in the major assembly, auto parts and truck assembly sectors for a series of meetings about . . ....

Ontario Mayors Urge Federal-Provincial Action on the Auto Crisis
November 24, 2008 3:50 PM
Mayors from 22 Ontario cities are calling for immediate government action to help the struggling automotive sector during the economic crisis....

The CAW's Response to the Auto Crisis
November 21, 2008 4:47 PM
The CAW is urging Canadian governments and the auto industry to develop a plan that addresses the structural problems of the auto industry......

Living Wage in Toronto is $16.60 Per Hour, Study Finds
November 21, 2008 4:09 PM
A new study has found that a couple living in the City of Toronto and raising two children need an after-tax disposable income of $16.60 per hour each . . ....

Health Risks Underestimated by Soil Assessment Study in Sudbury
November 20, 2008 3:03 PM
Soil contamination levels in parts of the Greater Sudbury Area pose a greater risk to residents' health than initially assessed, according to . . ....

Throne Speech Fails to Deliver On Current Economic Crisis, CAW Says
November 20, 2008 2:22 PM
The federal Conservative's throne speech delivered on November 19 demonstrates a lack of urgency on the part of the federal government to deal with . . ....

Compulsory Arbitration in Health Care Gets Thumbs Down from New Report
November 17, 2008 2:51 PM
Compulsory arbitration is not a good substitute for the right to use strikes in health care if collective bargaining fails, a new report says....

Hospital Bargaining Committees Meet
November 17, 2008 9:24 AM
Bargaining Committees from CAW hospitals across Ontario met in Toronto on October 23rd and 24th to plan for negotiations in 2009....

CAW Gives $40,000 to Computers for Kids Program
November 14, 2008 9:03 AM
The CAW will be donating $40,000 to Computers for Kids, a program which refurbishes old and used computers in Windsor-Essex. ...

CAMI to Cut Hundreds of Jobs in Ingersoll
November 13, 2008 11:24 AM
CAMI Automotive announced that it intends to layoff 600 workers at its facility in Ingersoll, Ontario as North American auto sales continue to decline. ...

CAW Local 4005 Young Workers Committee
November 13, 2008 10:50 AM
Young members of CAW Local 4005 in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick have established the union's newest local union youth committee. ...

Government Officials to Meet with Navistar regarding in Chatham Layoffs
November 12, 2008 3:59 PM
CAW efforts to reverse the decision of Navistar to layoff 470 workers from its Chatham facility received a boost today after local politicians agreed . . ....

International Truck Layoffs Betray Agreement & Government Funding
November 12, 2008 2:34 PM
International Truck's November 5 decision to layoff 470 CAW Local 127 members in Chatham, Ontario is devastating news for the workers, families and the . . ....

CAW Delegates Attend Ontario Health Care Assembly
November 12, 2008 2:30 PM
Twenty-five CAW delegates representing CAW locals 27, 229, 1285, 1106 and 2458, national staff, and the national Retiree's Executive attended the . . ....

CAW Members Ratify Three-Year Agreement at Bombardier
November 12, 2008 2:04 PM
CAW Local 1075 members voted overwhelmingly in favour of a new three-year collective agreement with Bombardier....

Good Jobs For All: Toronto Summit
November 12, 2008 8:52 AM
Delegates representing more than 39 community, labour and student organizations will come together November 22 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre to . . ....

CAW's Payne Takes Over as Labour Federation President in Newfoundland/Labrador
November 10, 2008 2:34 PM
FFAW/CAW representative Lana Payne was acclaimed president of the Newfoundland/Labrador Federation of Labour at the Federation's 71st annual convention . . ....

Brantford Employer Walks Away from Negotiations, Locks out Workers
November 9, 2008 9:00 PM
Approximately 85 workers will be locked out by their employer Alumetco (a division of Burlington Technologies Inc.) as of 12:01 a.m. Monday morning. ...

CAW Local 599 and Xstrata Copper Reach an Agreement
November 7, 2008 3:27 PM
CAW Local 599 members have ratified a three-year agreement with Xstrata Copper Canada at their Kidd Metallurgical Site in Timmins, Ontario....

GM Job Cuts Reinforce CAW's Call for Government Support of Canada's Auto Industry
November 7, 2008 1:41 PM
CAW National President Ken Lewenza said today's announcement of 500 temporary job cuts at General Motors' Oshawa car plant is terrible news . . ....

CAW-TCA Canada Supports CUPE 3903 at York University
November 6, 2008 3:37 PM
All CAW university units across the country and the Educational Technical Office and Professional Council are giving their full support to . . ....

Canadian Content Rules Do Not Violate Trade Agreements, CAW says
November 6, 2008 2:00 PM
Government concerns that Canadian content requirements for publicly funded purchases violate international trade law are entirely misplaced...

CAW to Release Legal Opinion on Trade Law and Government Purchases of Canadian Products on Thursday, November 6
November 5, 2008 1:47 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza will release details of a ground-breaking legal opinion on trade law and government purchases . . ....

Plunging Auto Sales Reflect Effects of Credit Crisis, CAW Says
November 3, 2008 4:23 PM
The dramatic decline in North American auto sales last month (to their lowest levels since the recession of 1991) reflects the crisis in credit conditions . . ....

Canadian Labour Calls for National Petro-Canada Boycott
November 1, 2008 8:00 PM
In support of the 260 locked out workers at Petro-Canada's refinery in Montreal, the Canadian Labour Congress is calling for a national boycott of Petro-Canada ...

No Downtime or Layoffs for Chrysler's Canadian Facilities, says CAW President
October 30, 2008 12:59 PM
Leaders from the National CAW, and the Chrysler sector of the union, held a business update meeting with senior executives from Chrysler . . ....

Accepting Applications for Bud Jimmerfield Award
October 28, 2008 1:41 PM
This year marks the ninth anniversary of the creation of the Bud Jimmerfield Award, an honour bestowed each year upon a CAW health and safety activist. ...

CAW Local 111 in British Columbia Launches "More Buses Now" Campaign
October 28, 2008 10:57 AM
The Lower Mainland needs More Buses Now, says CAW Local 111 President Don MacLeod whose local represents 3200 bus drivers in Metro Vancouver. ...

CAW Calls on Ontario Government to Amend Health & Safety Act
October 28, 2008 10:46 AM
The CAW is ramping up its campaign to strengthen the Ontario Occupational Health & Safety Act by including workplace violence prevention. ...

CAW Calls for Loan Guarantees, Opposes GM-Chrysler Merger
October 23, 2008 3:45 PM
The CAW is calling on the federal government to provide loan guarantees to Canadian industry, similar to . . ....

LabourTech08: Technology for Working People
October 23, 2008 11:06 AM
LabourTech08 is a three-day conference that will bring together trade unionists from around the world with leading technology experts to promote . . ....

CAW/TCA Members Overwhelmingly Approve St. Lawrence Seaway Contracts
October 23, 2008 10:35 AM
CAW/TCA members in Ontario and Quebec who work at St. Lawrence Seaway . . . have approved three new agreements . . ....

Village Seniors Community Information Picket Highlights Bargaining Issues
October 21, 2008 3:51 PM
CAW Local 1106 members and other union members recently joined together to hold an information picket outside the Village Seniors Community Complex . . ....

CAW Officials Urge Daimler to Keep St. Thomas Truck Plant Open
October 21, 2008 2:27 PM
After a meeting with Daimler executives today over the future of the Sterling Truck plant in St.Thomas, ON CAW President Ken Lewenza is urging the company . . ....

CAW Urges Support for United Way
October 21, 2008 11:53 AM
With local United Way campaigns now underway, CAW Local unions and members are being urged to support the United Way at a time when . . ....

New Agreement at Stratford Auto Parts Maker Cooper-Standard
October 20, 2008 8:42 AM
CAW Local 4451 members who work at Cooper-Standard in Stratford, Ontario have ratified a new three-year agreement . . ....

CAW and Government Launch Joint Effort to Save St. Thomas Sterling Truck Plant
October 17, 2008 11:00 AM
In a productive one hour meeting on October 17 at St. Thomas City Hall, national and local CAW leaders and representatives of all three levels of government......

Former PMP Workers Launch Job Action Centre with the Help of the Ontario Government and CAW
October 15, 2008 2:42 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza and Ontario Minister of Training, Colleges & Universities John Milloy will be on hand tomorrow for the opening . . ....

World Day for Decent Work: October 7
October 15, 2008 1:47 PM
Trade unions representing workers in over 500 cities, towns and villages around the world took part in rallies . . ....

Canadians Have Rejected Harper's Vision, says CAW President
October 15, 2008 1:41 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza congratulated the majority of Canadian voters who did not support Stephen Harper's uninspiring right-wing vision for the country . . ....

CAW's Sairanen Appointed to WSIB Board
October 14, 2008 1:42 PM
CAW Health and Safety Department Director Sari Sairanen has been appointed as a Member of Ontario's Workplace Safety and Insurance Board....

Closure of Sterling Truck Huge Blow to Region, CAW President says
October 14, 2008 12:21 PM
The October 14 closure announcement of Sterling Truck in St. Thomas, Ontario is devastating news for the workers and their families . . ....

CAW Reaches Tentative Agreements Covering St. Lawrence Seaway.
October 14, 2008 11:46 AM
St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation and its supervisory, operations, maintenance and headquarters workers represented by CAW in Ontario and Quebec . . ....

Surge in Part-time Work Cannot Replace Full-time Jobs Lost, says CAW President
October 10, 2008 10:30 AM
The job growth figures released in the October 10 Labour Force Survey report bolstered by a massive increase in part-time work, are indicative of what CAW......

Stop Harper Now, say Environmental, Labour, Arts, First Nations, Anti-Poverty Leaders
October 9, 2008 5:00 PM
Eight leaders representing diverse organizations joined together to convey the need to defeat the Stephen Harper Conservatives in the October 14th federal......

CAW Identifies Key Ridings that Could Determine Election Outcome
October 9, 2008 3:00 PM
The CAW has identified 40 very close ridings in English Canada which could determine the outcome of the October 14 federal election......

International Day of Older Persons: October 1st
October 8, 2008 11:30 AM
The General Assembly of the United Nations designated October 1 as the International Day of Older Persons....

IMP Aerospace Workers Back on Job After Refusing Unsafe Work
October 8, 2008 11:28 AM
CAW Local 2215 members at IMP Aerospace in Halifax, Nova Scotia are back to work after exercising their legal right to refuse unsafe work....

CAW Youth head to Poland for UN Climate Negotiations
October 8, 2008 11:00 AM
CAW members Stephan Cronin (Local 88 - Ingersoll) and Steven El-Helou (Local 444 - Windsor) have been selected to participate in the fourteenth session . . ....

Harper's Economic Plan a 'Desperate Act,' CAW President Says
October 7, 2008 4:00 PM
Prime Minister Stephen Harper's announcement today of additional financial support for the auto and aerospace industries is a "desperate act"......

Workers Create Toronto Funeral Procession Mourning Massive Job Losses
October 6, 2008 6:00 PM
Hundreds of members of the CAW and the Toronto and York Region Labour Council marched through downtown Toronto October 7 in a funeral procession . . ....

Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty Gets the Boot
October 6, 2008 5:00 PM
Thousands of used work boots were left outside Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's campaign office in Whitby, Ontario on October 6 - a stark symbol of the nearly......

CAW President Visits London to Rally Members for Election, Endorses Candidates
October 6, 2008 2:41 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza will be in London Monday evening for the first time as the union's national president, laying out the CAW's platform......

Laid-off Workers to Give Finance Minister Jim Flaherty the Boot
October 6, 2008 8:00 AM
Hundreds of CAW members will gather at Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's campaign office on October 6 to present thousands of pairs of old work boots......

CAW Members at IMP Aerospace Refuse Unsafe Work
October 3, 2008 3:40 PM
CAW Local 2215 members at IMP Aerospace in Halifax, Nova Scotia are exercising their legal right to refuse unsafe work....

CAW President Visits Kitchener to Rally Members for Federal Election
October 2, 2008 8:32 AM
CAW President Ken Lewenza will be in Kitchener this afternoon for the first time as the union's national president laying out the CAW's platform of strategic v...

CAW Members on Strike at Xstrata Copper
October 1, 2008 1:38 PM
CAW Local 599 members at Xstrata's Copper Kidd Metallurgical facility near Timmins Ontario are on strike . . ....

Ontario Ombudsman's Investigation into Long-Term Care
October 1, 2008 12:19 PM
AW representatives have met with investigators from the Office of the Ontario Ombudsman regarding their investigation into the Ministry of Health . . ....

CAW President Rallies Members for Federal Election, Endorses Malcolm Allen in Welland
October 1, 2008 10:00 AM
CAW President Ken Lewenza will be in Welland this afternoon laying out the union's platform of strategic voting combined with targeted support for . . ....

Canadians Say Federal Government has a Responsibility to Support Economic Development: New Poll
September 30, 2008 1:36 PM
A new poll by Nanos Research for the Rideau Institute and the Canadian Auto Workers union (CW) reveals that 85% of Canadians believe the government has . . ....

CAW President Rallies Members in Windsor for Federal Election
September 30, 2008 9:27 AM
CAW President Ken Lewenza will be in Windsor this evening laying out the union's platform of strategic voting . . ....

CAW President Visits Oakville, Rallies Members for Federal Election
September 29, 2008 12:00 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza will be in Oakville this evening laying out the union's platform of strategic voting with the goal of . . ....

Thousands March in St. Thomas, Demanding Response on Manufacturing Job Loss
September 28, 2008 10:00 AM
Hundreds of people took to the streets of St. Thomas on Sunday, September 28, including CAW President Ken Lewenza, in a rally about manufacturing job loss. ...

Give Tories the Boot Campaign
September 25, 2008 2:41 PM
Three pick-up truck loads of used work boots and shoes were presented to Windsor-area Conservative MP Jeff Watson on September 22 . . ....

CAW Members Rally Against Conservatives in Oshawa
September 25, 2008 1:31 PM
In an election rally in Oshawa on September 24, CAW President Ken Lewenza urged Oshawa-area CAW members to vote in favour of candidates who . . ....

Future of Owen Sound Glass Plant in Ruins
September 25, 2008 11:08 AM
CAW Local 248 members working at the PPG plant in Owen Sound, Ontario received news the 41-year old factory will close its doors in 2009....

CAW Responds to Hurricane Battered Haiti
September 24, 2008 1:43 PM
In response to the four recent storms that have devastated Haiti, the CAW/TCA-Québec Social Justice Fund has donated $50,000 to Oxfam-Quebec's relief effort....

Setting the Record Straight on Harper
September 23, 2008 3:19 PM
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has released The Harper Record, a new 504-page book . . ....

CAW Rallies Members in Oshawa for Federal Election
September 23, 2008 3:14 PM
CAW President Ken Lewenza will be making his first visit to Oshawa as the union's national president . . ....

New College of Trades in Ontario
September 23, 2008 2:38 PM
The Ontario government is planning to establish a College of Trades that would promote careers in skilled trades and help develop skilled trades . . ....

Simmons Denies Workers Severance and Termination Pay
September 19, 2008 2:30 PM
CAW officials met with Simmons Canada Inc. and the company told the union it was unwilling to pay employees severance or termination pay......

Stop a Harper Majority, CAW Urges
September 18, 2008 9:13 AM
The CAW is urging its members to get involved in the federal election campaign....

CAW Supports the Windsor University Faculty Association (WUFA)
September 17, 2008 12:00 AM
Windsor area CAW locals are giving their full support to striking faculty at the University of Windsor...

CAW Blasts Harper Pledge to Relax Foreign Takeover Rules
September 16, 2008 11:56 AM
Conservative leader Stephen Harper's election pledge to further relax foreign investment rules governing the takeover of Canadian companies is . . ....

CAW Local 483 Celebrates 65th Anniversary
September 9, 2008 3:34 PM
CAW Local 483, which started out as Local 1 of the United Food Processors' Union celebrated their 65anniversary ...

Women Test their Political Savvy at Annual Women's Conference
September 9, 2008 1:28 AM
Dissecting the Canadian political system was the primary focus of the 2008 CAW Women's Conference, with the goal of empowering women to push for change......

Workers Shocked by Simmon's Canada Plant Closure
September 9, 2008 1:25 PM
Simmons Canada's decision to close its Ontario manufacturing plant is not a result of the dispute between the company and CAW Local 513 members, said Hemi Mitic...

CAW Convention Delegates Elect Ken Lewenza New National President
September 6, 2008 1:00 PM
Delegates representing CAW members from across Canada elected Ken Lewenza as the new national president at a special convention held on September 6. ...

Tax Cuts Aren't the Solution, CAW Economist Says
September 4, 2008 12:16 PM
The Harper government's mantra that tax cuts are the only solution has clearly failed, CAW Economist Jim Stanford says...

CAW Convenes to Elect New President -Special Convention Saturday, September 6, 2008
September 4, 2008 12:05 PM
Delegates representing CAW members across the country will converge in Toronto on Saturday, September 6 to elect a new national president....

Economics for Everyone Goes on Tour
September 4, 2008 9:23 AM
CAW Economist Jim Stanford will be giving several public talks based on Economics for Everyone in a number of Canadian cities this fall. ...

CAW and AFN Celebrate Clean Water for Little Salmon Carmacks
September 3, 2008 3:59 PM
CAW President Buzz Hargrove joined Assembly of First Nations National Chief Phil Fontaine in the Yukon for a visit to the community of Little Salmon Carmacks...

Rally For Quality Public Health Care in Ontario
September 3, 2008 2:59 PM
CAW members in Ontario are being urged to take part in five regional rallies around the province on Saturday, September 27 in support of public health care....

Federal Funding for Essex Engine Plant Welcome, But Long Overdue, CAW Says
September 3, 2008 2:43 PM
Funding for Ford's Essex Engine Plant in Windsor, Ontario today is a relief for concerned workers and families, but is long overdue......

Community Shaken by Announcement of John Deere Closure
September 2, 2008 5:30 PM
Workers at the John Deere plant in Welland were shocked by the terrible news that their plant would be closing next year...

Fleming Door Strike Ends, Workers Receive Severance
August 28, 2008 3:36 PM
After 28 days of strike action, CAW Local 1090 has finalized a closure agreement for members working at Fleming Door Products in Ajax, Ontario. ...

Mississauga Toyota Workers End Strike, Ratify No-Concessions Agreement
August 28, 2008 10:58 AM
CAW Local 252 members on strike at Mississauga Toyota voted overwhelmingly in favour of a new collective agreement at a ratification meeting held at the Local 2...

CAW Says TTC Decision to Reissue Streetcar Bid Threatens Canadian Jobs
August 28, 2008 9:05 AM
CAW President Buzz Hargrove said that the Toronto Transit Commission's decision on August 27 to reissue a bid for the City's lucrative $3 billion ......

CAW Brings Made in Canada Message to Municipalities Conference in Ottawa
August 26, 2008 9:41 AM
Representatives of the Canadian Auto Workers union distributed 1,500 information leaflets ......

Strike at Toyota Dealership Enters 12th Week - Workers Resist Two-tier
August 20, 2008 2:31 PM
The 18 workers at the Mississauga Toyota dealership have been on strike for nearly 12 weeks in an effort to resist company demands for massive take-backs. ...

Manufacturing Matters to St. Thomas Rally
August 20, 2008 3:59 PM
On Sunday September 28, CAW members in St. Thomas, London and the surrounding area will take to the streets to continue the fight ......

CAW Members on Strike at Simmons in Brampton
August 19, 2008 12:00 AM
Members of CAW Local 513 in Brampton, Ontario hit the picket line on the morning of August 15 after contract talks with their employer Simmons Canada broke......

CAW Local Unions Buy Van for London Women's Shelter
August 19, 2008 12:00 AM
Local Unions in the London area pooled their money to purchase a Ford van for Women's Community House in London, Ontario......

CAW National Skilled Trades Council Endorses Lewenza and Kennedy
August 18, 2008 12:01 PM
The CAW National Skilled Trades Council unanimously endorsed the candidacy of Ken Lewenza for the position of national president......

Marine Atlantic Asbestos Claims
August 18, 2008 8:12 AM
CAW members who work on a Marine Atlantic ferry who have tested positive for asbestos will have workers' compensation ...

Workers Devastated by MTD Closure, Government Inaction Ensures More to Come
August 15, 2008 6:45 PM
Late afternoon on August 15, the 240 workers at lawnmower and snowblower manufacturer MTD Products in Kitchener received ......

Passing of Former CAW Local 2301 President Ross Slezak
August 14, 2008 11:46 AM
The CAW is mourning the passing of former CAW Local 2301 President Ross Slezak on July 1 in Vancouver. ...

Natal Day
August 13, 2008 11:42 AM
CAW/Marine Workers Federation Local 1 was front and centre in the recent Natal Day parade celebrating the birthdays of Halifax and Dartmouth......

Boot Campaign Against Manufacturing Job Losses
August 13, 2008 9:59 AM
Federal politicians who have ignored the growing manufacturing jobs crisis will soon be 'getting the boot' courtesy of a......

New Agreement At Transfreight
August 11, 2008 3:07 PM
Despite tough times in the domestic auto industry, CAW Local 4268 members who work at Transfreight Inc. in London and Ingersoll Ontario have ratified ......

Press conference: CAW Negotiates Monies for Plastech Workers' Severance
August 11, 2008 2:51 PM
Former automotive parts workers at Plastech, represented by CAW Local 1769, will receive partial severance pay ......

Driving with Pride 2008
August 11, 2008 11:25 AM
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of LGBT pride festivities in Vancouver......

CAW Solidarity Means Former Ledco Workers Receive Severance
August 11, 2008 10:58 AM
The 66 former Ledco Limited workers in Kitchener Ontario received long awaited severance cheques ......

Plant Gate Collection for Striking CAW Members at Mississauga Toyota
August 11, 2008 10:46 AM
CAW Local 252 members who work at Mississauga Toyota have been on strike for 10 weeks with the dealership continuing to demand major concessions......

CAW President Says Harper Inaction on Manufacturing Job Loss is Shameful
August 8, 2008 4:04 PM
CAW President Buzz Hargrove considers today's announcement of 55,000 job losses in the month of July absolutely devastating. ...