Workers’ History Museum Tributes
We have started a Tribute page on our website to honour individuals who have worked tirelessly on behalf of others to help better their life. Some have taken a stand on issues like maternity leave, parental rights, and sexual harassment and fought the prevailing standards to make changes that benefit workers. Without their persistence and beliefs, we would not have the benefits enjoyed by people in Canada today.
If you have someone who you believe warrants being mentioned on our website, please forward with photos and details to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will consider your request.
Deirdre was born in 1946 in Dartford England and came with her family to Canada in 1951, just in time to start school. Her parents, Olive and Gerry, were proudly working class and she grew up listening to her father, labour leader Gerry Gallagher, talk about injustice and workers’ rights. At 16 years old she left school to work with her father at his[…]
On Friday Nov 25, Union of Canadian Transportation Employees –PSAC (UCTE) lost a longtime activist and leader when Sister Christine Collins passed away after a brief illness. From 1976 to 1981 Christine was an active member of the Ontario Public Services Employees Union (OPSEU) at Algonquin College in Ottawa.[…]