The Confederation of Canadian Unions is very pleased to announce that the Construction Maintenance and Allied Workers (CMAW), which includes workers in a multitude of industries British Columbia, has joined the our organization.
Established in 2004, CMAW is a union that puts organizing, labour and human rights, social unionism, and ongoing worker education at the very top of its agenda. As it states on their website: “Every day we stand up for workers – both union and non-union – in many occupations. We have offices in every region of BC and our officials are elected by members “off the tools” from some of BC’s largest industries including construction, the public sector, forestry and manufacturing. We fight for workplace justice every day.”
Read the joint statement below by CMAW President Jan Noster and CCU President Joanie Cameron Pritchett:
The Confederation of Canadian Unions (CCU) and the Construction Maintenance and Allied Workers (CMAW) are pleased to announce that in September 2013, CMAW has decided to formally join the CCU.
CMAW includes over 7,000 members in British Columbia, including carpenters, lathers, millwrights, school board employees and industrial workers.
CMAW 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.