DATE: September 12, 2012
Vancouver—Nearly 800 delegates, stewards, staff, and international dignitaries, as well as a number of guests, have gathered at the Hyatt Hotel in downtown Vancouver as CLAC begins its three-day National Convention and Stewards Conference.
Keynote speakers at the event include Canucks legend Trevor Linden and four-time World Champion and Olympic gold medallist Adam Kreek.
Over 500 CLAC stewards from across the country working in many sectors of the economy will take part in a number of educational seminars aimed at helping them in their role of representing the union.
This year’s event celebrates CLAC’s sixtieth anniversary. The union was officially established on February 20, 1952. By 1962, CLAC had just over 1,000 members, and since then membership has more than doubled every decade.
At a time when most other unions are declining and merging, CLAC is one of the fastest growing private-sector unions in Canada. More and more Canadians are attracted to CLAC’s cooperative, partnership model of labour relations, which provides a common sense alternative to both anti-union advocates and hardline unionists.
Call one of our knowledgeable regional reps today to start the process of transforming your workplace into one marked by progressive labour relations.