Cupe ON 2015 Conv Thur 129This year’s Sisters in Solidarity Award was presented to Pam Parks of CUPE Local 1999 in Oshawa.

Sister Pam, who works at Lakeridge Health, was nominated for her support of social justice, union solidarity and fairness. Her nominees cited her encouragement of new and young workers, which led one of them to join the CUPE Ontario Health & Safety Committee.

Politically active, Sister Pam worked hard on campaigns for NDP candidates Jennifer French and Trish McAuliffe and is very active with the Durham Health Coalition and the Health Accord Campaign. In 1999, she was elected President of Local 1999.