The Confederation of Canadian Unions is very pleased to announce that the Construction Maintenance and Allied Workers (CMAW), which includes over 7,000 workers in a multitude of industries British Columbia, has joined our organization.
It is a proudly democratic and independent union dedicated to workers’ rights and social justice. It will feel very much at home in the CCU, and strongly add to the fabric of our association. We are very excited to welcome this new affiliate to the CCU/CSC and we are enthusiastic for additional growth and change in the coming months.
John Hanrahan was elected as President of the CCU. He first became involved in the labour movement with the Nova Scotia Union of Public and Private Employees in Halifax, and has been a regular fixture on picket lines, labour media and union events throughout Canada and the world.