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When the premiers met in Niagara-on-the-Lake We were there to tell them to Take a Stand for Medicare We told Prime Minister Stephen Harper to Renew Canada’s Health Accord. The Harper government is retreating from a federal government role in social programs and services that create equity and improve social progress. Key programs like health care are facing cuts, and national standards are being abandoned.
2013 London / Woodstock Retired Workers Area Council Picnic CAW retirees from St Thomas, Stratford, Woodstock, Ingersoll and Sarnia retiree chapters were all invited to attend. St. Thomas. Local 1520 Hosted this years picnic at beautiful Pinafore Park in St. Thomas. A good time was had by all.
On June the 18th at 3:30 pm Local 27 will be hosting "A Celebration of the Life of Georgina Anderson". Many speakers including Ken Lewenza and Hector McLellan will salute Gina's life, loves and accomplishments. Please plan on attending this event and join Gina's family and friends in Celebrating Gina's Life.
The combination of soaring cost of living (particularly food and childcare), welfare cuts, and charges for previously free services have put people [families with children, singles, and seniors] in all three groups under immense, and in some cases, almost intolerable pressure.
March 4th 2013 - Deb Matthews’ London Constituency office
Photos courtesy of Brian Ginty, Chair CAW Local 88 Retired Workers Chapter
Passing of these bills along with Bill 377 will severely limit the ability of unions to serve union workers and actively support our communities. The time for collective action is getting ever closer for a nationwide General Strike. Canadian Labour Congress and Provincial Federations of Labour are on High Alert for further action, such as lobbying our members of parliament or leafleting our communities with information as to why unions are important for workers and the country.