TORONTO, May 12 /CNW/ - "I am pleased to announce the Steelworkers
Humanity Fund is contributing $50,000 toward emergency relief efforts
for communities affected by historic levels of flooding in
St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec and in southern Manitoba", Ken Neumann,
United Steelworkers National Director for Canada, said today. "
This donation, made possible by the generous contributions of thousands
of individual Steelworkers, means that residents in flood-ravaged
communities in Quebec and Manitoba will have additional help to recover
from flooding," Neumann said.
Founded in 1985, the Steelworkers Humanity Fund is a registered
charitable organization focusing primarily on development projects and
emergency aid in developing countries. The Fund also supports Canadian
communities in crisis.
Steelworkers members contribute to the Humanity Fund through clauses
negotiated into collective agreements. In some cases matching
contributions come from employers.
SOURCE United Steelworkers (USW)
For further information:
Ken Neumann, USW National Director for Canada, 416-487-1571;
Bob Gallagher, USW Communications, 416-544-5966.