Brother Kealey Cummings was one of the students in the first Labour College of Canada class, held in 1963. Kealey was a “founding father” of CUPE. As vice-president from the Ontario Hydro local of the National Union of Public Service Employees, he helped form CUPE. He served as our National Secretary-Treasurer from 1975-1985. In addition to his commitment to CUPE, Kealey has supported the College as an active alumnus for fifty years.
To honour the achievements of all the students who have attended Labour College in the last 50 years, CUPE National has established the Kealey Cummings Scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded each year to a CUPE member attending Labour College who understands the important role that trade union leaders play in supporting the education and development of those who will follow.
Registration is now open for the 2013 Intensive Program at the Labour College of Canada. The deadline to register is November 5, 2012.
CUPE members who are accepted by the Labour College are eligible for one of nine $10,000 scholarships from CUPE National.