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Two great Canadian unions — the Canadian Auto Workers union and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union — are forming a new union with a modern, inclusive approach to serve members better and participate more effectively in our workplaces and communities.
As the largest private sector union in Canada, Unifor will advocate for and defend the rights of working people, in more than 20 economic sectors and in communities across Canada. We will stand for safer workplaces, secure employment, wages and benefits that provide a decent standard of living, and dignity and mutual respect in the workplace.
We will be a union for workers, a union for the unemployed, a union for women, a union for new Canadians, a union for young workers and the precariously employed – a union for everyone.
In November of 2005, the 1800 members of the McMaster University Staff Association (MUSA) merged with the CAW to become Local 555. In 2013 we joind other CAW locals and members of the Commuication, Energy, and Paperworkers of Canada to form Unifor.
Unifor Local 5555 is comprised of four units in two different workplaces. We represent workers in the education, technical, office and professional workers sector. At McMaster University, we represent non-academic support staff, parking and transit services staff and special constables. We also represent the support staff employed at Regional Medical Associates.
Unifor Local 5555 currently has approximately 2300 members.