8/24/2011 The cawu secretly entered into merger discussions with the CAW but only if the CAW agreed not to hold elections.
The cawu executive held secret meetings in July 2009 to amend their constitution and eliminate the requirement to hold a National Convention.
More than 1,000 Screening Officers in Toronto petitioned the cawu, demanding a National Convention.
Screening Officers in YYZ filed a civil action in the Ontario Supreme Court of Justice against the executive members of the cawu in order to force the cawu to follow their constitution.
The Court of Justice forced the cawu to hold officer elections.
They use membership dues to wage their personal battle against democracy and their own members.
No Democracy – No Accountability – No Honesty
The cawu is currently in violation of their own constitution, as follows:
o Membership meetings have not been held.
o A National Convention has not been held.
o Financial statements are withheld from the members.
o Shop Stewards are appointed not elected.
o They entered into a service agreement with an international union, contrary to the constitution and without informing or seeking the memberships’ approval.
o They do not affiliate to the Ontario Federation of Labour or Canadian Labour Congress.
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