Why canadian auto association is all talk about changan automobile
Canada’s auto industry has struggled to survive amid a national auto crash and regulatory scrutiny that has seen its profits plunge by almost 60% over the past year.
With no clear way forward for the industry, some members of the Canadian Auto Workers union are pushing a new union push in hopes of holding the government and regulators accountable for the massive losses they say have left many auto workers unemployed and without the ability to get on the road.
In recent weeks, the Canadian Automobile Workers has launched a campaign called Changan Automotive, or Auto No More, which calls on the government to ensure that all workers are paid their fair share of the costs associated with the crash.
The union said it’s not the first time the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police has taken a public stance on the crisis and said it will be “vigilant” over the next two weeks in the run-up to the federal election.
“The Canadian Auto Trade Union is going to be monitoring this issue closely,” said C.A.T.U. president Mark Zukerman in an interview.
“We will be vigilant about the safety and welfare of our members, and we’ll continue to raise our voice for fairness in the industry.”
The Canadian Automotive Workers is the largest auto union in the country.
The group has been at the forefront of organizing workers in the auto industry, with its “Strike” drive, and its efforts to hold the government accountable for safety breaches, Zukermansd said.
The group also has called on the federal government to allow workers to retire at the same age as their jobs.
It has called for changes to the Canada Pension Plan and for the federal auto industry to be rebranded as the Automotive Industry Association.
C.A., which has about 12,000 members in Canada, is not the only one pushing for change.
The Ontario-based union that represents about 1,500 workers at Ford Motor Co., which is currently the country’s biggest car maker, recently launched a “Changan for Ford” campaign.
That’s the name of a campaign it launched in September to push for an industrywide unionization push that would help it organize workers in other auto plants.
“We are hoping that by bringing attention to these issues and taking a position, we can begin to get some sort of resolution in the workplace,” said Paul Mather, the Ontario-born head of Ford’s auto operations in Ontario.
But some industry leaders have voiced concerns that a Changan for the Auto Workers effort would do little to help the industry as a whole.
“The problem is that it’s going to give the impression that we have an auto industry in crisis and that’s not what’s happening,” said John Ritchie, president of the Ontario Auto Workers.
“When people go to the shops and look at what’s going on, it’s a much more diverse sector.
We have a much smaller number of workers than we did in the ’80s and ’90s.”
The government says it is committed to helping the auto sector survive as it seeks to avoid another financial crisis.
It is also seeking to ease regulatory pressure on the industry in the wake of the crash by introducing a number of measures, including allowing automakers to offer lower premiums and offering higher retirement benefits.
The government is also looking at ways to help small and medium-sized enterprises, which account for a majority of auto workers, which it has designated as a priority for a major overhaul of the auto tax system.
The government has also proposed a minimum wage increase and a number other measures that could help the auto sectors.
But in its response to the auto crash, the government also warned that “the Canadian Auto Industry is still in a precarious state” and that it has to keep up with new technological changes.
“In the coming weeks and months, the Minister will be making a series of announcements that will help the Canadian auto industry,” the government said in a statement.
“These announcements will be based on the latest information that we’ve been provided, including our ongoing investigation into the causes of this devastating accident.”