Report: Labour Council Honours Activists —

May 28. The Windsor and District Labour Council held its third annual Gary L. Parent Labour Activist Awards Reception at which nine members and retirees of its affiliated unions and a community partner were honoured for their contributions in different spheres. This year’s award winners were:

Richard (Ric) Coronado – UNIFOR 444: Environment
Maureen Curtis – United Way: Community Partner
Mike Kisch – UNIFOR 2458: Clifton Grant Health & Safety Award
Christine Maclin – UNIFOR 195: Human Rights
Michelle Johnson – Canadian Union of Postal Workers 630: Political Action
Rian Fortier – Greater Essex Elementary Teachers’ Federation: Public Education Advocacy
Shelley Smith – UNIFOR 2458: Public Services
Catherine Owen – Canadian Union of Postal Workers 630: Social Justice
Darlene Jacobs – UNIFOR 2458: Women’s
Tracie Edward – Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, (formerly with Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation District 9): Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OCHOW) Rolly Marentette Health & Safety Award

The contributions made by each activist show that working people are most concerned with defending the rights of all and in so doing they uphold the highest standards for the well-being of the society and its members and the environment.