The Local 191 office will be closed for the Christmas break, effective the end of the business day Friday, Dec. 22. The office will re-open Tuesday, Jan. 2. If you need immediate assistance during that time, contact your chapel chair/shop steward.
Three $1,800 Post-Secondary Scholarships To Be Awarded
The competition is open to any member of 191 or their children enrolled full-time in an accredited post-secondary institituion, who submit an essay judged to be the best by the scholarship committee. The deadline for submissions is 5 pm Friday, Nov. 10.
This year's question: "The Pallister government in Manitoba has introduced legislation that will impose collective agreements on unionized public sector workers, including wage freezes, on the grounds that it is necessary to curtail government costs. Explain why, or why not, government should be able to pass legislation to impose wage freezes on unionized workers without negotiations."
This competition is open to all Local 191 members and their children — in Alberta, Manitoba and Thunder Bay.
Application forms will also be available soon from the Local office and your CC or shop steward.
Sydney (pictured at right with Art Crane, LSSD bus driver and Local 191 board member) is a student at the Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School in Selkirk. The scholarship is a $200 award.
The annual award was started in 1978 by the former LSSD school bus drivers association (now members of Local 191) and is given to a bus student involved in the arts or extra curricular activities, graduating with a high average and planning to continue with post-secondary education.