Name for CAW-CEP merger unveiled: Unifor

Union’s goal is to ‘redefine who can join,’ open doors to every group in Canada
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 06/10/2013

Unifor. That’s the new name of the union formed by the merger of the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada, representing more than 300,000 workers across the country in more than 20 different economic sectors.

The new name — and logo — were voted on by the national executive boards of CAW and CEP during meetings May 28 to 29.

Unifor is not just another union but a new union, with a new approach to be a strong voice for working people in all sectors and in all jobs, said Peter Kennedy, CAW national secretary-treasurer and new union proposal committee co-chair.