After tragedy struck the community of Lavington in the North Okanagan, Unifor members at Local 114 responded with action and compassion.
On December 6, construction flagger Isabelle Bourroughs succumbed to the injuries she sustained after being struck by a motorist at her job. Although Bourroughs is not a member, Unifor 114 members felt the loss deeply because, as transit workers, they both appreciate the work of flaggers and are familiar with the area’s traffic challenges.
Local 114 matched rank-and-file donations and presented Bourroughs’ husband Gord with a cheque to help with expenses.
“It broke our heart when we heard the news, and we knew we needed to respond,” said Gerry Shook, Chief Steward for Local 114 in Vernon, B.C.