Unifor members respond to Kamloops grave with compassion

Like most Canadians, Unifor members were horrified by the announcement that the bodies of 215 missing children have been discovered by the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc on the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School.

Impromptu vigils sprung up across the country and people wore orange as an extension of the annual Every Child Matters campaign that normally takes place in September.

Unifor members working for Coast Mountain Bus Company (Translink) in Metro Vancouver negotiated an exception to the uniform policy to wear orange during the week of May 31 to June 4, 2021. Transit operators could also tie orange ribbons to bus mirrors.

Read Unifor’s full statement on the grave: https://www.unifor.org/en/whats-new/briefs-statements/missing-children-found-tkemlups-te-secwepemc-territory-0