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The CAW’s Constitutional and Collective Bargaining Convention will be held August 20-24, downtown Toronto, Ontario.

The event marks the first time the union brings together the Constitutional as well as Collective Bargaining and Political Action elements into one convention.

The 2012 Convention will be attended by more than 1,000 people, included elected delegates and staff from across the country, and Canadian and international special guests. The agenda will feature a number of high profile key note speakers, a discussion of the union’s collective bargaining and political action goals, and important resolutions to be debated by delegates.

Convention delegates will vote on a proposal to create a new union with the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union (CEP), the first vote in a months-long discussion between the two unions. CEP delegates will vote on the proposal during the CEP Convention October 14-17, in Quebec City.

The CAW is one of the largest private sector unions in the country, representing workers in 17 different sectors of the economy, including aerospace, mining, fishing, auto and specialty vehicle assembly, auto parts, hotels, airlines, rail, education, hospitality, retail, gaming, road transportation, health care, manufacturing and shipbuilding. The CAW has a strong tradition of social unionism, activism and advocacy work with the community.

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