During this National Volunteer Week, I want to take a moment to thank all of the Union volunteers that do the important work of the union on their nights, weekends while working full-time for their employer. This important work would never be accomplished without you.
All that being said, the misuse of volunteers in areas of work such as the over 1,000 volunteers at airport authorities or the thousands of volunteers who “work” for government in places such as canals, Coast Guard, historic sites, libraries, etc. are an abuse of the giving nature of people to ensure access to resources by all Canadians.
Today I celebrate your achievements as you support the member on the shop floor.