CAW, CEP merge to form Unifor

New union to 'open doors to new kinds of membership'
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/18/2013

UNIFOR. That’s the new name of the union formed by the merger of the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP), representing more than 300,000 workers in more than 20 different sectors.

The new name — and logo — were voted on by the national executive boards of CAW and CEP on May 28 and 29.

Unifor is not just another union but a new union, with a new approach to be a strong voice for working people in all sectors and all jobs, said Peter Kennedy, CAW national secretary-treasurer and new union proposal committee co-chair.