Registration - In-house Organization

Unifor / Jerry Dias, President

Registration Information
In-house Organization name: Unifor
Previous in-house organization names
Responsible Officer Name: Jerry Dias, President 
Responsible Officer Change History
Initial registration start date: 1999-01-06
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 880514-664
Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 480

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 59

Version 1 of 58 (1999-01-06 to 1999-08-13)

Version 1 of 58 (1999-01-06 to 1999-08-13) was submitted prior to the Lobbying Act coming into force on July 2, 2008. Due to different information requirements at that time, the registration is presented in the following format.

A. Organization Information

Organization: National Automobile, Aerospace, Transportation and General Workers Union of Canada (CAW-Canada) / Syndicat national de l'aerospatiale, du transport et des autres travailleurs et travailleuses du Canada (TCA-Canada)
205 PLACER COURT
TORONTO, ON  M2H 3H9
Canada
Telephone number: 416-497-4110
Fax number: 416-495-6552  
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: BASIL (BUZZ) HARGROVE, PRESIDENT  
 
Description of the organization's activities: TO UNITE ALL WORKERS WHO ARE UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF CAW - CANADA INTO ONE ORGANIZATION WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE, SEX, CREED, COLOUR, MARITAL STATUS, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, DISABILITY, POLITICAL OR RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION, OR PLACE OF NATIONAL ORIGIN. EVERY MEMBER MUST RECEIVE EQUAL TREATMENT UNDER THIS CONSTITUTION. TO PROTECT THE INTERESTS OF OUR MEMBERS, KEEP WHAT WE HAVE GAINED, IMPROVE WORKING CONDITIONS AND CREATE A UNIFORM SYSTEM OF SHORTER HOURS AND HIGHER WAGES. TO END OCCUPATIONAL INJURY AND DISEASE AND IMPROVE CONDITIONS TO CREATE HEALTHY WORKPLACES. TO EDUCATE OUR MEMBERS IN THE HISTORY OF THE LABOUR MOVEMENT AND ITS ROLE IN IMPROVING OUR SOCIETY. TO HELP MEMBERS BE AWARE OF WORLD EVENTS THAT AFFECT WORKERS. TO ENCOURAGE MEMBERS TO TAKE PART IN POLITICAL ACTION TO PROMOTE IDEAS AND CANDIDATES THAT ADVANCE WORKERS' RIGHTS. TO WORK FOR LAWS THAT WILL MAKE LIFE BETTER FOR THE COMMUNITY. TO WORK FOR BETTER ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL CCNDITIONS IN CANADA AND THE WORLD. TO TAKE PART IN ELECTIONS AT ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT. TO BUILD AND UNIFY THE LABOUR MOVEMENT BY WORKING WITH OTHER NATIONAL UNIONS AS AN AFFILIATE TO THE CANADIAN LABOUR CONGRESS. TO PROVIDE HELP BOTH WITHIN CANADA AND THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, TO LABOUR AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS.
Organization's membership or classes of membership: THE CAW - CANADA IS CANADA'S LARGEST PRIVATE SECTOR TRADE UNION. IT REPRESENTS UPWARDS OF 215,000 WORKERS IN A BROAD RANGE OF CANADIAN SERVICES AND INDUSTRIES INCLUDING AUTOMOBILE PARTS PRODUCTION AND ASSEMBLY, AEROSPACE MANUFACTURING AND ASSEMBLY, TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND HOSPITALITY SECTORS. TWENTY PERCENT OF THE UNION'S MEMBERS ARE WOMEN. APPROX. 2/3 OF THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE CAW LIVE IN ONTARIO.
 
Was the organization funded in whole or in part by any domestic or foreign government institution in the last completed financial year? No
 

B. Lobbyists Employed by the Organization

Name: LUC DESNOYERS
Position title: QUEBEC DIRECTOR
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: BASIL (BUZZ) HARGROVE
Position title: PRESIDENT
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: JAMES ONEIL
Position title: SECRETARY TREASURER
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: CAROL PHILLIPS
Position title: INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIRECTOR
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 

C. Lobbying Activity Information

Federal departments or organizations which have been or will be communicated with during the course of the undertaking: Canada Labour Relations Board (CLRB), Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA), Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Environment Canada, Finance Canada (FIN), Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAITC), Industry Canada, Justice Canada (JC), LABOUR CANADA, Prime Minister's Office (PMO), Transport Canada (TC)
Communication techniques that have been used or are expected to be used in the course of the undertaking:
Grass-roots communication, Informal communications, Meetings, Presentations, Telephone calls, Written communications, whether in hard copy or electronic format
 
Subject Matter: Areas of Concern: Employment and Training, Environment, Fisheries, Industry, Internal Trade, International Relations, Labour, Mining, Transportation
 
Subject Matter: Retrospective: CANADA LABOUR CODE; CONTINUATION OF AN AUTOMOBILE TARIFF PROGRAM FOR COMPANIES NOT ADHERING TO DOMESTIC PRODUCTION STANDARDS; ALLOCATION OF QUOTAS ETC FOR FISHING IN DESIGNATED PACIFIC - ATLANTIC OCEAN AREAS; FUNDING FOR THE LANDMINES REMOVAL INITIATIVE IN MOZAMBIQUE AND ELSEWHERE.
Subject Matter: Prospective: SEEKING NEW AND SUBSTANTIAL PROTECTIONS FOR REFUGEES IN CANADA (IMMIGRATION)- ONGOING; CHILD LABOUR AND 'SWEATSHOP' EXPLOITATION CONDITIONS IN COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD - ONGOING; INTERNAL CONFLICT IN COLUMBIA AND EFFORTS TO BRING PEACE TO THAT COUNTRY (DFAIT).