Every year, children of Canada’s construction and building trades union members, have the opportunity to win one of eighty-eight (88) one thousand dollar ($1000) bursaries toward their higher education.
Applications were received from September 15, 2016 until November 25, 2016. The full list of winners is below.
About the Bursary
The Bursary is offered annually through the General Presidents’ Maintenance Committee / National Maintenance Council, an alliance of International Building Trades Unions that negotiates and administers labour agreements tailored for maintenance work at industrial plants in Canada.
It is named after Bob Watson, who was a United Association International Representative and the long-time Canadian Chairman of the GPMC/NMC. Bob was instrumental in the development of the Building Trades Union contract maintenance industry.
It is through the hard work and dedication of Union Representatives like Bob that we are able to offer this Bursary to assist union families in the high cost of post-secondary education. Check out the RJW website by clicking here. To learn more about the General Presidents’ Maintenance Committee click here.