Commit to Union Education
December 5, 2009, 1:42 PM EST
CAW Council delegates renewed a commitment to fully utilize the educational opportunities available to members through programs and workshops delivered at the CAW's Port Elgin, Ontario Family Education Centre.
In recent years, with the steady decline of manufacturing jobs in Canada, the CAW has lost over 25,000 members - many in the auto sector - which has put added strain on various education funds offered by the union.
"As local union leadership we're not supporting our union education programs as we should," said CAW/MWF Local 20 President Wayne Butler. "Port Elgin is the heart of our union and is the base upon which our union must build for the future."
In 1988 the CAW Family Education Centre in Port Elgin, Ontario underwent a substantial renovation and has since become one of the most modern and technologically advanced union education facilities in the world.