Dear CFNU members,
By now, most of you have likely learned about Unifor’s decision to leave the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), as of January 17, 2018.
I join CLC President, Brother Hassan Yussuff, in expressing my deep disappointment with this news, and I commit to redoubling my efforts to help build a strong CLC. We, as affiliates of the CLC, believe in a strong and united labour movement. To maintain our leading voice for Canada’s working people, we must all stick together, especially when times are tough.
To this end, Brother Hassan Yussuff has committed to working with affiliates and Unifor to resolve the issues underlying in this announcement, and to reunite Canada’s labour movement.
The CFNU’s National Executive Board (NEB) is clear that we will continue to work with and support the CLC, federations of labour and labour councils in campaigns and activities across our provinces. These include winning a national pharmacare program, proactive pay equity legislation, fair labour laws and a $15 minimum wage, a worker-friendly NAFTA, and a universal child care program.
On behalf of the United Nurses of Alberta, Saskatchewan Nurses Union, Manitoba Nurses Union, Ontario Nurses’ Association, New Brunswick Nurses Union, Nova Scotia Nurses’ Union, Prince Edward Island Nurses’ Union and the Registered Nurses’ Union of Newfoundland and Labrador, I thank you for your continued solidarity.
In solidarity always,