Carabram 2013

CAW Local 1285 hosted the Canadian Pavilion for the Carabram Multicultural Festival 2013 for the seventh consecutive year. The three-day event was held at the Union Hall from July 12th to the 14th. Those who attended witnessed some excellent entertainment including Aboriginal drumming, clogging, acrobatic dancers and vocal artists. In addition to the entertainment, the pavilion offered several classic Canadian dishes such as fish and chips, poutine, bison stew, jiggs dinner, back bacon, and beavertails. The opening and closing ceremonies were lead by the Brampton Legion Branch 15 as they marched on the colour party. The pavilion was decorated with a tremendous amount of Canadian flags in addition to provincial flags. Festival goers reminisced on Canadian history and traditions in their own time thanks to the many decorations and displays within the union hall.






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Media advisory – CAW Donates $25,000 to Red Cross in Support of Lac-Mégantic Victims

MONTREAL/ TORONTO, July 12, 2013 /CNW/ – The Canadian Auto Workers union has donated $25,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to help support efforts in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec. The explosion which has left 50 dead or unaccounted for has also deeply touched union leaders and members. Many CAW local unions in Quebec and across the country have also made donations.

“We are saddened by this terrible and wholly preventable loss of life,” said CAW President Ken Lewenza. “We are calling on Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway to take full responsibility for this awful accident, the company must not be allowed to turn its back on the community of Lac-Mégantic.”
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Toronto Argonaut Football Club re game Thursday, July 11


The Toronto Argonaut Football Club coming off a big win in the home opener are proud to offer CAW members along with their family and friends an amazing discounted ticket offer for the next home game this Thursday July 11th vs. the Saskatchewan Rough Riders.

The discounted ticket offer for Gold tickets is 50% off, Silver tickets are 45% off and Bronze tickets are 40% off. This is a great discount ticket offer for a great night out.
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Picketing continues as CAW Local 1285 makes their voice heard

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 – The mood was tentative on the picket line today as CAW Local 1285 employees who work for Tilton Industries have been on strike for the fourth day. It was evident that a strike would ensue as an overwhelming majority of 90 percent of the employees voted against the new contract. To further confirm their course of action, CAW National President Ken Lewenza also approved the strike.

The major points of contention, says union President Leon Rideout are “The removal of pension and RRSP contributions, a decrease in benefits to 50 percent, and a 20 percent decrease in wages.”
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