Third Report of the New Union Proposal Committee
The joint CEP/CAW Proposal Committee met last week in Toronto to work on developing a potential structure for the new Canadian union, including the industrial make-up, as well as to discuss ideas for organizing new members.
We’re pleased to report that the committee was able to reach a consensus on the possible structure – a strong national union with a robust regional presence.
The new union would have a critical mass in every region of the country. Local unions would take part in regional councils in B.C., the Prairies, the Atlantic and Ontario. Quebec would also have its own council.
The new union would have three elected national officers – President, Secretary-Treasurer and Quebec Director, in addition to three elected regional directors from Atlantic Canada, Ontario and Western Canada.
The Proposal Committee dedicated much time to discussing organizing and developing new models to allow greater outreach to unorganized workers. This would include creating a new category of membership to allow unemployed workers, those in workplaces that are not yet certified, young workers and precarious or temporary workers, to also join the union.
Attached here you’ll find the latest report back from the committee, which elaborates in greater detail on the potential structure, regional and industry councils as well as principles around organizing.
Thank you for your ongoing interest in this exciting project.
National President National President