Skilled trades Council meets
By Union Gas Workers'
Published: November 24, 2014
On Nov 7-9 skilled trades delegates from coast to coast attended the Skilled Trades Council in Niagara Falls.
About 150 were in attendance as the council held its tri-annual elections.
National president Jerry Dias, along with Director of Political Action and Member Mobilization Rolly Kiehne, Niagara MPP Wayne Gates and Welland MP Malcolm Allen were in attendance and addressed the crowd.
National Chairperson Dave Cassidy said "this was a wonderful council with great speakers,” adding that he was honoured to be acclaimed as chair. Cassidy has held this position since 2008.
“More and more skilled trades of Unifor are joining our council and since our forming of Unifor trades from across the country are reaching out to us to put on our presentation,” Cassidy said.
Skilled Trades delegates from the Gas Workers’ Council and Unifor Local 975 were in attendance and had the opportunity to meet and discuss opportunities with the Skilled Trades Council leadership.
The skilled trades council sets policies and procedures relative to skilled trades of Unifor and has many delegates that sit on various trade boards and jurisdictions across the country.