West Haven Public School Breakfast Program received a $1,500 donation from CLAC as part of the union’s Building Communities program.
The program was nominated by Bill Fitzsimmons, who is a member of Logistics, Manufacturing, and Allied Trades Union, CLAC Local 56, employed by OEM Remanufacturing Company Inc.
“West Haven Public School started a breakfast program that provides many children, from kindergarten to grade nine, with a nutritious meal,” says Bill. “Currently, this breakfast program is only offered once per week—but with the help of generous donations, the goal is to offer a nutritious breakfast to the students daily.”
Photo: Front are Matt Sharuga (chief steward, OEM), Bill Fitzsimmons, back: Justin Klaasen (vice-principal, West Haven School), Mathew Clark (CLAC representative), Rob Forland (school councillor, West Haven School), Sidra Forland (Rob’s daughter) and Erin Beekhuis (CLAC representative).
Formed in 1952, CLAC is a national union representing over 60,000 workers in almost every sector of the economy. Based on values of respect, dignity, and fairness, CLAC is committed to building better workplaces, better communities, and better lives. CLAC is a founding member of Canada Works and an affiliated member of the World Organization of Workers.