New union named UNIFOR Canada

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On Thursday, CEP and CAW unveiled the name and logo of the new union at a press conference in Toronto.

Listen to the press conference held on Thursday, May 30 in Toronto.

From the press release:

The CAW and CEP are joining together to form a new union that will represent more than 300,000 workers across the country in over 20 different economic sectors. 

The launch of the new union's name and logo comes one year and a half after discussions and consultations on the New Union Project began. 

The new name and logo has been voted on by the National Executive Boards of both CAW and CEP, during meetings that took place May 28-29.

Speakers will include:

Peter Kennedy, CAW National Secretary-Treasurer and New Union Proposal Committee Co-Chair

Gaétan Ménard, CEP National Secretary-Treasurer and New Union Proposal Committee Co-Chair

Ken Lewenza, CAW National President

Dave Coles, CEP National President

Trish Hennessy, Principal, Hennessy Strategic Communications and Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Ontario Director

This announcement is the latest milestone event leading towards the new union's founding convention taking place Labour Day weekend in Toronto from August 30 to September 1.

Over 150 CAW and CEP local union leaders will be on hand for the name and logo launch, along with allied community representatives and other invited guests. 

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