Today it is the large multi sector unions in the private sector, such as CEP, CAW, USWA, and UFCW, and mega public sector unions such as PSAC, CUPE and NUPGE
, which have the financial resources and the organizational structures that enable them to set the direction for the labour movement.
Likewise, Hassan Yussuff of the CAW won a resounding victory over NUPGE
President James Clancy for the position of secretary-treasurer.
The Canadian public sector unions have leaped by bounds, especially with the growth of CUPE and the inclusion of the provincial public-sector unions as part of NUPGE
Also, with the exception of the NUPGE
dissent on the dues increase, there was a consensus of the leadership of the large affiliates on all of the major issues.
CUPE and NUPGE
, the other two major public sector unions are also directly threatened by the budget.