Local 1000A member Frank Mensah brought along a special guest to the 2011 International Women’s Day celebrations in downtown Toronto: his 11-year-old daughter, Trinity Jeffcott. Mensah and Jeffcott were among the strong Local 1000A contingent who marched in the annual rally.
“She is the future,” Mensah said. “I wanted her to learn about the history of the women’s movement, and the strength of those who struggled for women’srights over the years.” While International Women’s Day is March 8, the event was held on March 12 to accommodate workers.
Long-time union activist Caroline Brisebois was presented with the 2010 Pearl Sawyer Award on June 19, 2010 at the local union’s fourth annual Stewards Conference in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Along with being the president of Local 1000A’s Ottawa Division, Brisebois is a steward and an assistant customer service manager at Loblaws in Vanier.