The Power Workers' Union (PWU) has presented several donations to charitable organizations in the Kincardine area over the past couple of weeks.
PWU representative Cathy Luinstra presented a cheque for $3,000 Kincardine District Senior School (KDSS) teacher Tim Luinstra, for the Outdoor Education program, and toward the building of an outdoor classroom so students can move to learning in the outdoors.
This donation will assist students taking the Outdoor Education program, as well as in the purchase of equipment for activities in the program and for assisting with excursions, such as the Saugeen River and Algonquin Canoe Trips.
Students at KDSS who take this course learn various wilderness and camping skills and then get the opportunity to test their skills on a five-day wilderness trip into Algonquin Park in June. The funding also assists students who cannot afford the cost of the program or the trips.
Tim Luinstra and KDSS principal Mark Ozorio thank the PWU, on behalf of the staff and students at KDSS, for these greatly-needed funds.
It is surprising how quickly a year passes, this year with COVID it seems to have passed even quicker. Under normal circumstances we would be planning our Annual Activist Day and Dinner to take place in October, this year with COVID restrictions in place we will unfortunately be unable to host an in person Activist Day and Dinner. This does not mean we will be overlooking the tremendous work that our Sisters and Brothers have done during the year. We know that Health & Safety for all workers has been the top priority, but we also know several sisters and brothers have continued to advance and promote the value of Labour. With that in mind we are seeking nominations for our annual Health & Safety Activist Award and Labour Council Activist award. We are working on a plan to host an ‘Online Celebration and Award presentation’ to take place on November 23, 2020, more details will follow as we confirm the agenda for the celebration and presentations.
Please see the attached Nomination forms for these two awards and send your nominations to me no later than October 25th so the GBLC executive is able to review the nominations during our Executive meeting on October 26th for discussion and selection during the regular meeting of GBLC that evening (October 26th at 7:00pm).
We can all agree that the COVID-19 pandemic has created many challenges. Thankfully, with the power of technology (and a few strategic photo shoots!) we are still able to do cheque “presentations” with our amazing donors and sponsors! You can barely tell that these are two separate photos merged together, right?! Pictured here is Tom Desmond (right) from PWU (Power Workers Union), presenting a cheque for $10,000 to Michelle Lamont (left) of Women’s House. We are SO grateful and appreciative of their generosity!We work with some of the most vulnerable members of our communities – women and children fleeing violence. Because we are not adequately funded by government, we rely upon community generosity to be able serve all women and children who come to us asking for help. With your support, we can continue to meet the needs of those most in need of safety, protection, and support.
Subject: Grey Bruce Labour Council wants to hear about your concerns
We know that working people and their families continue to struggle to navigate all of the various ways that COVID-19 pandemic is impacting our lives.
Working people have struggled with job loses, layoffs, workplace health and safety concerns, access to childcare and fear for parents who may be in long term care facilities.
What has been the biggest challenge for you and your family during the pandemic?
What do you think the Grey Bruce Labour Council should be doing to advocate for working families?
The Canadian Labour Congress has a campaign, “Forward Together - A Canadian Plan”, to advocate for replacing lost jobs with better ones, strengthening public health care, and disaster proofing the social safety nest. For more information, visit https://canadianplan.ca.
In Canada, we’ve weathered the pandemic by sticking together and supporting each other.
The United States is showing us what happens when we turn to blame, ignore our problems, and act like everyone is in it for themselves. We must reject that, take what we learned from the pandemic, and prepare for Canada’s future.
Here’s our plan to move Forward Together: Click Here