Update on IWA dispute
THE CANADIAN LABOUR CONGRESS Executive Committee met Monday to address last month’s umpire ruling that the Industrial, Wood and Allied Workers Union (IWA — Canada) is in violation of the CLC constitution because it has sought to represent workers where CUPE/HEU already has an established work relationship.CUPE National President Paul Moist argued strongly that the CLC should impose full sanctions on the IWA-Canada until such time as it:
- withdraws all certification applications for former HEU work;
- ceases and desists from signing further agreements related to HEU work; and
- withdraws from its health care partnership agreements with the four multinational health care corporations taking over the work.