McMaster Labour Studies Graduation

McMaster Unifor Graduation 2019

On Saturday 28th September 2019 McMaster University held it’s 5th Unifor/McMaster graduation. Wayne Lewchuck who played an instrumental role in setting up the one of a kind program said the Unifor McMaster Certificate program  is one of his most satisfying accomplishments of his career.  Wayne announced that he is retiring, but will continue an active role in labour studies.   Since the program started over 300 autoworkers have graduated from the Labour Studies program.

Congratulations to Wayne and all the Graduating class of 2019.

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Opportunity (No Tuition Fees)

This negotiated program is a great opportunity for our members to gain a university education at no cost to attend classes.  Most of the classes are held at the union hall in the evening and cover a wide range of topics that affect us all.  I would like to encourage all the young workers that have been hired in the past 5 years or so to consider signing up.  If you want to get paid more, have a better quality of life or simply hold onto what you have… the way to do it is by getting involved in the union. To make gains It is important you educate yourself about global and local issues that affect you, develop an understanding how the system is stacked against workers and how we can make change by working together.

To sign up for the Unifor McMaster Labour Studies program, its easy to do, just call your local area coordinator.  The subjects are interesting and directly related to you.  By educating yourself you will have lots of opportunities to get more involved and make positive change.

Students who have 36 credits will be  invited to attend the next graduation dinner at McMaster University and receive a Labour Studies Certificate.  If you want to learn more about the issues that affect you or want to advance your union career this is a excellent way to do so.

In Solidarity

Peter Scott
McMaster/Unifor Labour Studies Regional Cordinator


McMaster Graduation 2019