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November 21, 2003

MEDIA RELEASE

NEW ALLIANCES IN CONSTRUCTION

Construction, Maintenance and Allied Workers Bargaining Council formed

Vancouver — The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada and the BC Provincial Council of Carpenters today announced the formation of a joint council between the two unions.

The announcement follows the decision by BC carpenters in a referendum vote to sever relations with their former international union.

“This Council represents the solidarity between CEP and BC Carpenters. It is the beginning of a new relationship that will fulfill the long-held aspiration of carpenters in BC for a progressive, Canadian union,” said CEP President Brian Payne.

“BC Carpenters have now voted democratically and without any involvement by CEP or others to chart a new course for their membership,” said Payne.

“This partnership can mean more job security and employment opportunities for our members, said BC Carpenters Union president Len Embree. “It will help us address the growing problem of non-union contractors and gate hires doing construction and maintenance work in large industrial plants. It will also promote more solidarity and co-operation between our Industrial and School Board sectors.”

“It’s a win-win for both unions,” said Embree. “This alliance makes both unions stronger.”

CEP represents 150,000 Canadian trade union members across Canada, including many tradespersons in the forest industry, energy industries and other sectors.

The BC Provincial Council of Carpenters represents about 8,000 carpenters, industrial, school board employees and other workers in BC.

For further information contact:
Brian Payne, National President, CEP 613 295-5018
Len Embree, President BC Provincial Council of Carpenters 604 437-0471
Dave Coles, Western Region VP, CEP 604 240-7284

17 comments:

carp-ab said...

I Think you people should be ashamed of what you are creating.As an organizer for the Alberta Regional Council,we fight clac on a regular basis.Now we have to deal with even more scum bags like you instead of helping the unorganized you are distroying theorganized.
FUCK YOU VERY MUCH
KEN MACCUISH

Anonymous said...

distroying?

kootenay cowboy said...

wow ken, worried about your paycheck, make shure you give our reguards to martin, and be careful, look what happened to the last organizer in alberta who forgot to lick martins boots

Anonymous said...

c-maw i told you the cep was evil.

Anonymous said...

Pulp Mill Survival Agreement.What a piece of crap.

Anonymous said...

Please Lord forgive them as they have sinned. I pray for them as they do not know how. The Provincial Council President in collusion with Dave Coles and Josh Coles have negotiated and supported an agreement between the CEP and JV Drivers Mill Installations. An agreement that undermines our present agreement that isn't even ratified. It not only puts our collective agreement in peril it also puts the inplant CEP locals future negotiations in peril.
The officers of Provincial Council are denaying their involement in this, however they have endorsed it and locals on Vancouver Island are supplying mebers to the contractor.

Call the office at (604) 437-0471 and demand that the BC Provincial Council resident officers condem this agreement.

Anonymous said...

Old King Coles was a sellout Souls, and Sellout Coles was he. he Called for his gobblers and polished his knoblers and sold out the pulp mills for Cheaps.

Anonymous said...

I for one am sick and tired of one local in B.C having the balance of power.Randy Smith and his big local can kiss my ass.

Anonymous said...

THE BIG LOCAL (1995) IS SHRINKING
KEEP IT UP RANDY AND YOU WILL STILL BE NO.1, BUT FROM THE OTHER END.
YEAR MEMBERSHIP
1998 2,892
1999 2,758
2000 2,696
2006 1,854 and falling.

Anonymous said...

What's worse, Doug or Dave?

Anonymous said...

Regards to who's worse DOUG or DAVE.
Why not have a poll. It looks like that the President of the BC Carpenters would rather do polls than hold executive meetings.

Anonymous said...

I say Dave is worse than Doug.

Anonymous said...

There once was a man(?) named Len.
Surrounded by unscruplous men.
Their visions of being free.
Was to sell out to the CEP.
Now the members have to fight again

Anonymous said...

SEE LEN RUN
SEE LEN FALL
SEE LEN SUCKING ON DAVE COLES BALLS

I HOPE IT TASTED GOOD YOU SELL OUT!!!

Anonymous said...

LEN BE NIMBLE
LEN BE QUICK
LEN JUMPED OVER
TO SUCK COLES DICK.


SELL OUT

Anonymous said...

I JUST SEEN A TRAILER FOR THE NEW MOVIE
BROKEBACK MOUNTIAN 2. IT'S TWO LEADING ACTORS ARE LEN EMBREE & DAVID COLES.

Anonymous said...

Not content with fucking up the pulp and paper wage caucus, Coles turns his sites on the construction trades. The Saviour agreement makes CLAC agreements look good! Coles should be shot with a ball of his own shit.