UFCW Canada Local 1006A is proud to congratulate the recipients of our Member Achievement Awards. Each year, the local union recognizes the incredible commitment, dedication and activism within our membership.
“I'm proud to congratulate the 2017 recipients on their outstanding commitment, dedication and activism,” said President Wayne Hanley. “Their hard work to improve the lives of our members and all workers exemplifies what the UFCW spirit is all about. The union value our activists bring is vital to building fairer workplaces and communities.”
Nomination applications for the awards were sent in by members.
Josie Barberi, one of the recipients, said she was surprised by the award.
“I was very grateful and honoured that I was chosen for such an important category. I do what I do to help make a difference and be a voice for those who don’t have a voice. I don’t expect to be recognized, and as Wayne said, it’s often a thankless job. So, to be recognized for all the work you do is honestly very amazing and makes me feel very appreciated and valued. Thank you to my union very much.”
Gord Knowles, another recipient, said the award was a total shock.
"I did not expect something like this to take place and at the same time it was very much appreciated," said Knowles. "Those that know me well know that I am a trade unionist though and though and the only reward I need is knowing that I do my best for our great union and our members. The members are the number one reason that I do what I do and they will always be."
Leadership and Advancement of the UFCW: GORD KNOWLES
Award Criteria: This award is presented to a UFCW Canada Local 1006A member who demonstrates commitment, passion and dedication to the labour movement and to advancing the ideals and traditions of the local union to its membership.
Fundraising for Leukemia Research: KRISTINE SEGUIN
This award is presented to a UFCW Canada Local 1006A member who demonstrates commitment and dedication to helping to find a cure for Leukemia and Lymphoma
Contributions to the Community: AUDREY H
This award is presented to a UFCW Canada Local 1006A member who demonstrates commitment and dedication to enhancing the social fabric of their community and improving the livelihood of its members.
Promoting Health & Safety in the Workplace: NANCY PROUT
This award is presented to a UFCW Canada Local 1006A member who continually strives to improve the health and safety of Local 1000A members in the workplace.
Human Rights: JOSIE BARBERI
This award is presented to a UFCW Canada Local 1006A member who works to eliminate barriers and promotes equality, specifically in one or more of the areas covered in the Ontario Human Rights code: age, ancestry, colour, race, citizenship, ethnic origin, place of origin, creed, disability, family status, marital status, gender identity, gender expression, sex, sexual orientation.
For more details on the awards, please click here.