Ashton Tuck Memorial Fund

Ashton left a legacy of helping members. 

Ashton Tuck was a founding member of the Canadian Union of Skilled Workers. For 20 years he served as the Chair of the Power Sector Benefit Trust. 


The Canadian Union of Skilled Workers and the Power Workers’ Union have established the Ashton Tuck Special Assistance Fund through the Member and Family Assistance Program (MFAP) to carry on Ashton’s work of assisting members in extreme hardship.

If you are experiencing an extreme hardship from circumstances beyond your control, as a member of the Power Sector Benefit Trust, you may request assistance.

The Process:

Members who 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 the specific circumstance and the assistance being requested. The committee reviews the request and provides assistance to members based on the hardship and the assistance requested. The committee maintains the confidentiality of all members making a request.

The committee members include Dave Armstrong and Michael Maurer from the Canadian Union of Skilled Workers, and Gary Lemelin from the Power Workers’ Union. The committee reviews the individual requests and offers assistance on behalf of the Member and Family Assistance Program.

If you are in need of assistance, please contact us.