At the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union (CEP) Convention in Quebec city in October 2012, the Joy Langan Women of Distinction Award was presented to Louise Grenier, feminist and labour activist as well as Adrienne Paavo, long time writer, feminist, labour activist.
Two unions in Canada, CEP and CAW, are planning to join their forces and create the largest new union in the private sector of Canada, representing the collective interests of 300,000 workers in 22 economic sectors.
QUÉBEC - After a historic convention that gave the green light to the new union project, delegates depart from Québec city to go back to their respective locals. See photos, videos, and news from the Convention in Québec city.
Hassan Yussuf, Secretary-Treasurer of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), gave an impassioned speech imploring delegates to build a better world and defeat the anti-labour legislation of the Harper government.
CEP presented its Neil Reimer Award for social justice to representatives of the Québec Student movement which successfully rolled back a post-secondary tuition increase and defeated the neo-liberal government of Jean Charest.
After an impassioned and often emotional debate, the delegates at the historic CEP convention in Québec city overwhelmingly endorsed forming a new union with CAW that creates the largest private sector union in the country with more than 300,000 members. www.scep.ca