General Services


Close to half of the CAW's total membership now works in various service-producing industries - including transportation, retail and wholesale, hospitality, and public services (like health care and education). In addition to those defined sectors, we also represent over 8,000 members who are employed in a very broad range of other service-producing jobs. We call this group of members our "General Services" sector.

Approximately half of those General Services members are employed in automotive dealerships and garages - representing mechanics and other support workers in those facilities. For example, the CAW represents approximately 1,800 members at a large group of garages in the Montreal area, under the terms of a multi-employer contract.

The remaining CAW members in this sector work in an incredibly broad range of other service occupations: including security guards, office workers, credit unions, cemeteries, and newspapers.


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