Friday, November 27, 2009

Silly Raiding Season ON in BC Construction

read full article at CEP Union
We will be looking at the facts and myths of construction during the raiding period in BC which starts from November 1 to December 31. I think this would be an interesting look into what CEP members money is spend on. I thank those that have been sending me information about this and would encourage those reading to send an e-mail with any facts to

CMAW likes to call it self an 'independent Canadian Union affiliated with the Communication Energy and Paperworkers Union ( CEP ). Let look at the FACTS.

First CMAW is not Independent. It is the Construction Arm of what some like to call CEP better know as the Forestry Union. In a March 11, 2009 press release the head of the Forestry union stated:

“CEP’s construction arm will work to change that, and we will also work to ensure that workers who are laid off in other sectors of the economy, can transition to construction, when skills permit,” says Dave Coles

If your independent the members on the executive board would be ONLY CMAW members.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Some unions don't act like unions at all

click to read full CMAW article
* They don’t protect the interests of their members.
* They don’t come to your aid when you need help.
* Their agreements with employers protect the boss’s rights, not member rights
* They tell their employers one thing, then tell their members something else.

The annual raiding period is coming, and you will be hearing from some of these unions. It could be the International Carpenters who go by the name BC regional Council of Carpenters. It could be their cousins, who go by the name CAST. It could be the painters union.