Dave Coles

Dave Coles was elected as President of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP) at its 2006 Biennial Convention held in Vancouver. He came to Ottawa after serving for six years as CEP's Western Regional Vice-President.

Dave has a long history of labour and community activism and was known as one of the most senior and experienced trade union organizers in Western Canada. He also has a solid reputation as a social activist, having helped to found such progressive national groups as the Council of Canadians, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and the Parkland Institute.

Dave Coles
Aug 21, 2013

Unionism, done differently

Dave Coles
Ken Lewenza
This is about a new approach to unionism and activism. Through community chapters, Unifor will break out of the bounds of traditional unionism.
Jul 31, 2013

Not in our name: A Canadian energy giant in Colombia

Dave Coles
A Toronto-based company is trampling on the rights of workers, Indigenous people and the environment in Colombia, but Canadian officials are more concerned with strengthening business ties in the coun


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