Introducing the Ashton Tuck Memorial Special Assistance Fund
Ashton Tuck was a founding member of the Canadian Union of Skilled Workers and for 20 years the Chair of the Power Sector Benefit Trust. Ashton left a legacy of helping members and the Canadian Union of Skilled Workers and the Power Workers’ Union have established the Ashton Tuck Special Assistance Fund through the Member and Family Asssistance Program to carry on Ashton’s work of assisting members in extreme hardship.
Members of the Power Sector Benefit Trust who as a result of specific and individual circumstances beyond their control find themselves in a position of extreme hardship may request assistance by providing a written request outlining their individual circumstances. A committee of Dave Armstrong and Michael Maurer from the Canadian Union of Skilled Workers and Gary Lemelin from the Power Workers’ Union will review the requests and offer assistance to those members who demonstrate extreme hardship on behalf of the Member and Family Asssistance Program.
Members who find themselves in extreme hardship and are unable to access other assistance can apply for assistance themselves or with the help of a representative by providing a written request that outlines their circumstance and the assistance being requested. The committee will review the request and provide assistance to those members based on the hardship and the assistance requested. The committee will maintain the confidentiality of all members making a request. Learn more about the fund.