TORONTO, Nov. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - The United Steelworkers (USW) has created
an education council within its union to advocate for thousands of
employees who play an invaluable role in the delivery of quality
The USW District 6 Education Council directly represents 11,000 USW
members who work as administrative, technical and support staff at the
University of Toronto, the University of Guelph and Queen's University
"The USW believes that every worker in the education system plays an
important role in delivering quality programs and services," said Marty
Warren, Director of USW District 6, which covers Ontario and Atlantic
"It is important that post-secondary education workers have the
resources and support they need to defend their interests and advocate
for a strong education system that benefits everyone in our society,"
As well as representing its 11,000 members, the USW's new council will
advocate for stronger post-secondary education and for the interests of
all workers and students in the system, he added.
"The USW District 6 Education Council will advocate for public policies
and legislation that strengthen the post-secondary education system and
that respect the rights and contributions of the employees who make the
system work," Warren said.
The three founding locals of the USW District 6 Education Council are
USW Local 1998 (University of Toronto), USW Local 4120 (University of
Guelph) and USW Local 2010 (Queen's University).
SOURCE: United Steelworkers (USW)
For further information:
Marty Warren, USW District 6 Director, 416-243-8792