EDMONTON - The President of the Alberta Federation of Labour, Gil McGowan, today released the following statement regarding the car accident last night that killed two striking Lakeside workers, and injured four others:
"On behalf of the labour movement in Alberta, I wish to extend our deepest sympathies to the families and friends of the two workers killed last night. At this moment of shock and grieving, we wish to say to everyone in Brooks, and in particular to those closest to the two killed workers, that you are not alone in your suffering. We are all in shock at the tragedy that occurred last night. Please know, in this moment of your suffering that the labour movement continues to stand with you - on your picket line and in your moment of grieving.
This accident affects the whole community of Brooks, but it also affects workers across the province. I can say with confidence that the members of the AFL are willing to assist you in any way possible to help you through this difficult time.
Our thoughts are with you today."
For more information contact:
Gil McGowan, AFL President at 780.915-4599 (cell)