For the first time ever, Toronto and York Region Labour Council is presenting a series of Awards recognizing the efforts of unions and union activists in York Region. They will be recognizing outstanding individuals and locals in one or more of the following categories:
*Veteran Labour Activist (The Julius Deutsch Award)
*Health and Safety Activist
*United Way Activist
*Best website (local union)
*Best newsletter (local union)
*Equity Leadership (local union)
*Highest number of Union Counselor graduates (local union)
*Newly organized workplaces
The awards are scheduled for Wednesday April 21st, 2010 @ 7:00 pm at the Sheraton Parkway Hotel on Highway # 7 in Markham near Highway # 404 and are open to union members, their families, and community allies with whom we work. Light refreshments and a cash bar will be available. There is no charge for attendance at this event and I am proud to share that OPSEU is a sponsoring partner in making this evening a reality.
If you are interested in nominating an individual or other category, for further information on award criteria and submissions or to RSVP, kindly contact Fatemeh Akdari at Labour Community Services at 416-445-5819 or by email FAkdari@labourcomkmunityservices.ca
This invitation is warmly extended by Labour Council President John Cartwright. I would encourage OPSEU locals particularly within York Region to join us on April 21st. See you there.
Dora Robinson PWC Region 3