National Union of Public and General Employees

National Union of Public and General Employees

January 13, 2006 15:47 ET

Four national unions join forces to protect collective bargaining

ATTN: OTTAWA-AREA ASSIGNMENT EDITORS. MEDIA EVENT FOR MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 2005 @ 4 P.M. Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 13, 2006) -
Four of Canada's largest labour organizations will formally be signing Mutual Aid and Assistance pacts on Monday, January 16, 2005 to promote and protect collective bargaining in Canada.

The four organizations include:
National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE)
United Food and Commercial Workers Canada (UFCW Canada)
Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF)
Canadian Professional Police Association (CPPA)

The pact signatories recognize that freedom of association and the right to organize and bargain collectively in Canada are under significant pressure. Accordingly, the signatories agree that focused, cooperative efforts, combining the resources of the parties to the agreement, will enhance the ability of the parties to prevent further erosion of these fundamental human rights.

EVENT:
Signing of a Mutual Aid and Assistance Pact to protect freedom of association and the right to organize and bargain collectively

WHEN:
Monday, January 16, 2005 at 4 p.m.

WHERE:
NUPGE national offices
15 Auriga Drive
Nepean, Ontario K2E 1B7
(613) 228-9800

IN ATTENDANCE:

for NUPGE-
James Clancy, National President

for UFCW Canada-
Michael J. Fraser, National Director

for CTF-
Winston Carter, President

for CPPA-
Dave Griffin, Director

CONTACT:
Michael Luff (613) 228-9800

Combined, Canada, NUPGE, CTF and the CPPA represent over 1.2 members across Canada.

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Contact Information

  • Michael Luff, NUPGE Communications, NUPGE
    Primary Phone: 613-228-9800