CUPW Mourns the Loss of Brother Bob White

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Tuesday February 21 2017

BY MAIL AND EMAIL

 

Jerry Dias
National President, UNIFOR
205 Placer Court
Toronto, ON M2H 3H9

Dear Brother Dias,

We are very sorry to hear about the passing of Brother Bob White.

Bob was a passionate defender of the working class throughout his life. CUPW owes him a debt of gratitude for the role he played, as head of the Canadian Labour Congress, in helping our union win employee status and a collective agreement for over 6000 Rural and Suburban Mail Carriers. We shall forever be grateful for his assistance and support.

We would also like to pay tribute to Brother White for his vocal opposition to injustices of all kinds, especially unfair trade agreements, an issue that plagues workers to this day. CUPW pledges to continue his good work, along with our brothers and sisters in the labour movement.

On behalf of the National Executive Board and the 50,000 members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, I would like to send condolences to Bob's family and his union brothers and sisters.

In Solidarity

Mike Palecek
National President
Canadian Union of Postal Workers

 

Cc:

National Executive Committee,
Regional Executive Committees,
National Union Representatives,
Regional Union Representatives,
Specialists


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Hassan Yussuff                                                                                 
President, Canadian Labour Congress
2841 Riverside Drive,
Ottawa, Ontario
K1V 8X7

 

Dear Brother Yussuff,

We are very sorry to hear about the passing of Brother Bob White.

Bob was a passionate defender of the working class throughout his life. CUPW owes him a debt of gratitude for the role he played, as head of the Canadian Labour Congress, in helping our union win employee status and a collective agreement for over 6000 Rural and Suburban Mail Carriers. We shall forever be grateful for his assistance and support.

We would also like to pay tribute to Brother White for his vocal opposition to injustices of all kinds, especially unfair trade agreements, an issue that plagues workers to this day. CUPW pledges to continue his good work, along with our brothers and sisters in the labour movement.

On behalf of the National Executive Board and the 50,000 members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, I would like to send condolences to you and our brothers and sisters in the labour movement.

Bob's voice will be missed

In Solidarity,

Mike Palecek
National President
Canadian Union of Postal Workers

 

Cc:        

National Executive Committee,
Regional Executive Committees,
National Union Representatives,
Regional Union Representatives,
Specialists