Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Unifor 114: Fairness Works

Unifor 114: Fairness Works:   The labour movement is not just about decent jobs. It’s about a better life, for everyone. This is the message that millions of...

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

UNIFOR 114: BILL C-553 is the Bill to amend the Criminal Code ...

UNIFOR 114: BILL C-553 is the Bill to amend the Criminal Code ...: I would like to inform all of you that I had a meeting with the Hon. Ralph Goodale MP last Friday with leadership from   the CAW   Local 11...

Friday, July 12, 2013

Are armoured car workers safe?

There’s an inherent risk for workers in Canada’s armoured car industry. The movement of money and valuable goods is dangerous, and prone to criminal acts. In fact, since 2000 there have been more than 70 attacks on armoured cars in Canada. The current patchwork of complicated industry regulations, isn’t helping to improve safety standards.

The CAW represents a growing number of workers in this industry - nearly 2000 in British Columbia and Ontario. Our union’s voice, and the voice of our members, is critical to make long overdue changes in this sector.

This week, the CAW released a landmark policy paper entitled Armed and Safe: Enhancing public safety and preventing crime through better regulation of Canada's armoured car industry. In it, we propose a series of concrete recommendations to better improve the industry and safety standards for armoured car workers, and the public at-large. We’ve coupled this with a public petition too.

Over the coming weeks and months, this paper and petition will frame our political action work – turning these recommendations into reality!

Please visit: for more information. Or contact CAW Research Director Bill Murnighan


L’industrie des véhicules blindés au Canada présente des risques intrinsèques pour les travailleuses et travailleurs. Le mouvement d’argent et de biens de valeur est dangereux et propice aux actes criminels. En fait, depuis 2000, il y a eu plus de 700 attaques perpétrées contre des véhicules blindés au Canada. La mosaïque actuelle de règles compliquées dans l’industrie ne contribue pas à améliorer les normes de sécurité.

Les TCA représentent un nombre croissant de travailleuses et travailleurs dans cette industrie – près de 2 000 en Colombie-Britannique et en Ontario. La voix de notre syndicat, et la voix de nos membres, est essentielle pour apporter des changements qui s’imposent depuis longtemps dans ce secteur.

Cette semaine, les TCA ont diffusé un document de politique intitulé Armé et en sécurité : améliorer la sécurité publique et prévenir les crimes par le biais d’une meilleure réglementation de l’industrie des véhicules blindés au Canada. Nous y proposons une série de recommandations concrètes pour améliorer l’industrie et les normes de sécurité pour les travailleuses et travailleurs des véhicules blindés et le public en général. Nous avons aussi lancé une pétition publique.

Au cours des prochaines semaines et des prochains mois, cette politique et cette pétition vont guider nos efforts en matière d’action politique afin que ces recommandations deviennent une réalité!

Veuillez consulter le site : pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements. Ou communiquez avec le directeur du Service de la recherche des TCA, Bill Murnighan, à l’adresse

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Road Transportation Council - Port Elgin Ontario

Road Transport Council President Bill Gaucher and Local 114 President Gord McGrath listen to Bob Orr, Assistant to Ken Lewenza, as he highlights several issues of concern for the Road Transportation sector during CAW Council in Port Elgin, Ontario.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

CAW Local 114: CAW Reaches Tentative Agreement with Dynamex

CAW Local 114: CAW Reaches Tentative Agreement with Dynamex: CAW Reaches Tentative Agreement with Dynamex  (Vancouver, B.C.) – The Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW) has reached and signed a tentative...

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Re-Think the Economy

Campaign Update:
Canada to Fund 5-Year Auto Policy Research Project

“This is a small, but significant, win for our union and our ongoing campaign efforts to help build a stronger, more sustainable auto sector in Canada.”
- CAW President Ken Lewenza
The federal government has recently announced a five-year, $2.1 million research projectthat will examine ways to strengthen Canada’s auto manufacturing sector. This is an important milestone for our campaign efforts, and shouldn’t go unnoticed!
The study, announced on February 22, will critically examine policies that influence auto sector development, including future investment decisions as well as research and development programs, among others.
In April 2012, we launched the Re-Think Canada’s Auto Industry campaign that outlines a 10-point policy plan to solidify Canada’s position as a leader among auto-making nations. Our policy framework is designed to create and sustain good-paying local jobs and boost the economic fortunes of communities across Ontario and Canada. This comprehensive federal study falls in line with many of our campaign objectives. It recognizes that our current auto policies are in need of a critical Re-think. And for that reason, we see this announcement as a positive step forward.
Remember: it was just this past summer our union leadership met with key federal government officials and outlined our auto policy proposals. These meetings built off the momentum generated during a series of community forums held across Southern Ontario in the spring. Our message was well-received, by all federal political parties. In our view, this 5-year research project is, in part, a result of the hard work you and our entire campaign team have done through this campaign so far.
The study, funded through Automotive Partnership Canada (APC) will be headed up by Professor Charlotte Yates, Dean of Social Sciences at McMaster University in Hamilton through a new Canadian Automotive Policy Partnership (CAPP). The study will be informed by both academic and industry partners, including the CAW, and housed in McMaster’s new manufacturing policy research centre.
Stay tuned for more campaign information. And keep the petitions coming!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

CAW Locals 111 and 2200 ratify collective agreement by 88 percent

CAW Locals 111 and 2200 ratified their collective agreement by 88 percent. Three year agreement 0, 2 and 2. NO cooperative gains and lots of gains for our members. Thanks to Don MacLeod Chair and Joe Elworthy Co-Chair and the whole bargaining committe for an amazing job!!!