Sunday, May 10, 2009

New union brings together Ottawa and Gatineau construction workers

CEP Media Advisory
The new construction union, Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union (CEP) Local 5050, will allow carpenters, interior systems trades and roofers that work in Ottawa to join a union that works in unity with their partner organizations in the Gatineau area.

'Until now, there has not been a union in Ottawa that was aligned with FTQ-Construction unions, the group that most construction workers belong to in Gatineau,' says Gaetan Menard, CEP Secretary-Treasurer. 'Gatineau area construction workers had no home in Ottawa and no organization that could guarantee that pensions and benefits earned in Ottawa would be sent back to Quebec. CEP is changing that with the formation of this new union.'

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