Come out and support your union Brothers and Sisters at the RALLY
on FEBRUARY 13, 2013 11:30 AM TILL 1:30 PM
On February 13th, six campus unions (UMFA,
AESES, CAW, CUPE 3909, CUPE 1482 and UMSU), collectively representing
over 5,200 unionized academics and staff and over 24,000 students, will
join together to hold an information picket at the administration building
to voice concerns over actions taken by this administration and to let
them know we must be heard. This rally for action will take place from
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Starting at 12:00, union representatives will
talk about how the administration’s actions have affected their Members.
CAW Student Bursaries
Deadline: April 30
Each year the CAW
National Union and CAW Council offer 25 student bursaries, each worth
$2,000. The bursaries are awarded to the sons/daughters of CAW members
in good standing who are entering their first year of full-time post-secondary
education (university, community college, technological institute, teachers'
college, nursing school, etc) in a Canadian institution.
a letter of
recommendation from a teacher, principal or community activist
application form (see below) signed by a local union officer
of marks (most current record, ie mid-term report is acceptable).
can be found on the CAW website at Click on CAW
along with the accompanying documents are to be submitted to Lisa Kelly,
Director of Education, CAW/TCA - Canada, 205 Placer Court, Toronto,
ON, M2H 3H9.
be post marked no later than April 30, 2013.
- Ranking Lists -
agreement - Correction to Schedule "A"
Link on the
Here is an
interesting article from the Centre for Policy Alternatives
Office May 15/12
The challenges facing labour
face Canada’s labour movement. Meeting these requires organized labour
to reclaim its historic role as the progressive voice of all working
people, and as an active participant in broader struggles for social
justice. The Challenge The proportion of working people who are unionized
has collapsed in the U.S.A. In 2010, 12% of all U.S. workers and 7%
of private sector workers were unionized. These numbers may decline
further, because powerful right-wing forces in America have launched
a crusade not to weaken, but to obliterate, public sector unions. In
Canada, rates of unionization remain higher than in the U.S.A. (31.2
% overall; 17.4% in the private sector), but anti-union sentiments are
rampant. Right-wing governments blame union members for our economic
woes, and erode the right to strike. Private sector employers demand
concessions and repeatedly resort to lockouts to get them. Unions are
scapegoated as outdated institutions whose demands for improved collective
agreements and social legislation are an obstacle to the country’s betterment.
These pressures are intensified by the erosion of manufacturing in Canada,
and growing investment by anti-union entities such as the Koch brothers
in oil and resource industries and Target (joining Walmart) in retail
trade. Meanwhile, those orchestrating the attacks on unions grow ever
richer, while the incomes of working people decline...read
The CAW national
offers many bursaries for members.
The following is
a link to get more information.
Any questions or
if help is needed give the national a call at 1 800 268 5763
University of Manitoba Students Union Letter for
Information on the Schedule "A" Trades 4 Day Work Week
donated on behalf of our local $7500.00 to the Aboriginal House at the
University of Manitoba
of presentation in our News and Events section
letter by Chantal Adolphe