Guild seeks input from Locals
on training initiatives
Presidents of CWA Canada Locals are being
urged to identify training needs of their members so that
appropriate programs can be developed.
The training committee of the Sector Executive Council of
The Newspaper Guild-CWA has prepared a questionnaire that
has been circulated to all Locals. It will allow members
in each Local to weigh in on the subject matter, location,
duration and platform that it believes makes the most sense
for the union's upcoming training initiatives.
Delegates attending the recent TNG-CWA
sector conference identified labour education as both a
strategic tool and an essential union service. In a unanimous
resolution, they asserted that a strong training and education
program is key to the growth and power of the Guild and
called on the union to develop such a program.
Now the union is taking action. The
training committee encourages Local leaders to collaborate
on identifying their group’s
training needs and submit one response to the questionnaire,
reflecting the group’s collective input.
Please take the time to make sure
your Local participates in this assessment. It is imperative
that the training
committee hear the voice of every Local as it plans this
important part of the Guild's future.