2015 04 30 CUPE Alberta President statement on death

For immediate release
April 30, 2014
CUPE Alberta President: Death of City of Edmonton worker affects us all
CUPE Alberta President Marle Roberts today said workers across the province are
grieving after the death of a City employee and CUPE Local 30 member from an
accident last week.
“I join with my union brothers and sisters across Alberta in offering our deepest
condolences to this young worker’s family, and to his friends and co-workers,”
she said.
“When one of us is hurt, we all feel the loss,” Roberts said. “We all pause and
think about the times we’ve had near accidents, and about how our families
would be affected.”
Roberts pointed out that April 28 was the International Day of Mourning for
workers killed or injured on the job.
“We gathered this week to remember those we’ve lost over the past year,”
Roberts said. “We also recognized the importance of improving workplace safety.
It’s said that workplace accidents are almost always preventable, so it’s especially
tragic when they still happen”.
“We have lost a friend, a brother, a worker, and a valuable member of our
community. We are diminished by our loss,” Roberts said.
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