February 16, 2018
Sisters and Brothers,
As you are aware, Unifor has disaffiliated from the Canadian Labour Congress on a matter of principle related to the enforcement/application of the CLC Constitution. Today we continue to face a situation where the leadership at the CLC continues to cherry-pick the pieces of the Constitution it wishes to enforce.
In previous correspondence, we have outlined the lack of political will within the CLC to address issues Unifor had been raising. One of the areas of concern is related to the affiliation provisions of the CLC Constitution. We all know the provisions requiring affiliates to belong to federations of labour and labour councils are never enforced.