Our committee, in combination with the Local Union Leadership and the National Union, is constantly challenging us as to how we can best serve the educational needs of our members. Real efforts are being made to reach out to our members whose participation in the union has been limited for whatever reason and concrete attempts have been made to touch the new generation of workers in our workplaces that have no historical ties to the principles of trade unionism. All our educational initiatives; Mcmaster University, Round Table Discussions, Talking Union Leaflet, High School Presentations, Sign Language Classes, May Day Planning and the Lending Library are all goals to promote discussion and build union awareness, convey a clear understanding of our union structure and democratic process. It helps us understand how we use collective action to win gains in an individualistic society and dispel any myths or misconceptions which erode solidarity and become barriers to building our union.
We encourage our members to participate and contribute to their union by accessing other opportunities available for learning, such as the PEL program or local area one day seminars.
Through education, we will continue to strengthen our ties with workers in every sector of the economy as we work toward the just society we all seek.
Education Committee Rich Montague Memorial Bursary
The Local 444 Unifor Education Committee sponsors a bursary that is awarded to students who are enrolled in High School Classes that have welcomed our committee in to give our Unions in the Schools presentation. In order to be eligible to receive this bursary, you must a current student in the above mentioned high school class and be entering into a College or University program the year the bursary is awarded. The value of this bursary is $500. The purpose of this bursary is to assist students who are entering into their first year of University or College. The recipient of this award will be notified in writing or by telephone in June of the year of presentation.
2017 Family Education Program
Ever thought of taking a family holiday with your union? Want to meet people from across Canada, learn about our new union and issues facing Canadian families, and enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world? 2017 applications availible at Local 444 Now!
- Unifor National Scholarships/Bursaries
- 2017 PEL – Course List - (Aug to Dec)
- 2017 Local 444 – PEL Application Form
- Unifor Education Page
- Just the Facts (Archive Page)
|DANA L DUNPHY - VICE-CHAIRPERSON|
|LAURIE A GREEN|
|WAYNE MACLEAN - CHAIRPERSON|
|ANGELYN MAHEUX - RECORDING SECRETARY|
|CHARLOTTE A VIRGA|