Unifor Interview Series: Dave Coles, former CEP president

imageWe continue our Unifor Interview Series with Dave Coles, former president of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers union (CEP), and now a member of Unifor. Before being elected CEP president in 2006, he served six years as the Western Regional Vice President of the CEP. He was involved in the merger talks between CAW and CEP and played a major role in the formation of Unifor.

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Unifor Interview Series

Thursday, September 11
Bruce Allen, Vice President of Unifor Local 199 (formerly CAW), VP of the Niagara Regional Labour Council

Friday, September 12
Lindsay Hinshelwood, Ford Oakville autoworker, Unifor Local 707
Lindsay wrote the following reflection: “Unifor’s Founding Convention: The Predictable and the Unexpected.”

Saturday, September 14
Roxanne Dubois, Unifor staff member (formerly CEP)
Roxanne presented a discussion paper on community chapters at the Unifor convention

Tuesday, September 17
Gary Engler, Vice President Unifor Local 2000, Media Union of BC (formerly CEP)
Gary recently published two articles at Rabble.ca available here and here.

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