WINNER ANNOUNCED DECEMBER 3, 2020 - The 2020 Carol McGregor CLC Disability Rights Award goes to Darryl Flasch, a member of the British Columbia Government and Services Employees Union (BCGEU/NUPGE). As an active trade unionist since 1990, Darryl has dedicated 30 years of his life to removing barriers and ensuring the inclusion of workers with disabilities in his workplace and in the labour movement. He also worked tirelessly to advocate for more tools and resources within his union, including accessibility audits, in order to build a labour movement and communities that are inclusive of all abilities. Congratulations to Darryl Flasch.
NOMINATIONS CLOSED ON OCTOBER 30, 2020. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST.
October 9, 2020 - The Canadian Labour Congress created the Carol McGregor award to recognize the outstanding contributions of a worker with a disability who has made a significant and lasting impact in their union and/or the community by promoting and defending the rights of persons with disabilities.
This award is named in honour of Carol McGregor, an outstanding disability rights activist, member of NUPGE and the CLC Disability Rights Working Group, and who was much loved by all those who worked with her. Carol passed away in 2006, and this award lives on in her name to recognize the incredible disability justice activism in our communities.
Nominations are now open for this year’s Carol McGregor CLC Disability Rights Award.
Any union member or organization may nominate a candidate. Please spread the word and send in your nomination, and let Local 258 IBEW know when you have nominated someone. You can access and complete the nomination form below.
All nominations must be received by the deadline, October 30, 2020. Completed nomination forms must be submitted via email to email@example.com. On December 3, 2020, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Canadian Labour Congress will recognize a union member for their disability rights activism.
In the middle of a global health crisis, many trade unionists have worked tirelessly to ensure that persons with disabilities are not left behind. The Carol McGregor award is an important opportunity to recognize this kind of dedication and leadership of disability rights activists within our movement who have worked hard to raise these issues and ensure they remain a priority. Please join us in celebrating how unions promote fairness for workers with disabilities by recognizing the outstanding contribution of our activists.
Access and complete the nomination form here.