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The CLC Executive Committee met yesterday to address last months 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.

CUPEs position in this dispute was endorsed unanimously by CUPEs recent national convention.

An agreement was reached at the CLC Executive Committee meeting to continue discussions until the CLC Executive Committee meets again by conference call on November 14, 2003. In the meantime, the IWA-Canada will withdraw its application for certification at Renfrew Lodge.