Unifor is committed to building the strongest and most effective union and to improve the lives of working people. As a social union, we are concerned with the political actions that impact the lives of workers. Post-secondary education is out of reach for many working-class children due to skyrocketing tuition fees.
Unifor is part of a larger movement including students, faith groups and ordinary citizens who are calling for action by the government to make post-secondary education accessible. We have also established several scholarships worth $2,000 each for the children of Unifor members in good standing or Unifor members who have passed away while in good standing. These scholarships support the first-year attendance at a public Canadian institution (university, community college, technological institute).
The deadline for application is April 30, 2014.
Scholarship information and applications have been sent out to local unions and can be found here.