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CLAC opens sixth local office in Ottawa

Founded by Dutch immigrants

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OTTAWA, Ontario - The chain of regional branch offices of the Christian Labour Association of Canada (CLAC) since May 2004 also includes Ottawa. The union which was founded in 1952 by post-war Dutch immigrants, services its Eastern Ontario membership from its new, seventh location.

The Ottawa office is managed by Ian De Waard who for five years worked from the unionís Grimsby office. Membership in the Mississauga-based organisation has swelled to 28,000. The CLAC has 600 collective agreements in a wide range of industries. The CLAC employs a staff of nearly 100 people.

The union hopes to open several more offices in the near future.