NUPGE solidarity adds to Migrant Workers Family Support Fund

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Chief coroner mulls possible inquest
London Free Press - February 13, 2012

After horror, stark questions
London Free Press – February 10, 2012

Activists decry migrant worker transportation standards in wake of tragedy
The St. Catharines Standard
February 8, 2012

Ontario crash survivor had just ended his first shift
Feb. 09, 2012
Globe and Mail

Migrant workers: Who they are, where they're coming from
CBC News

Canada's migrant farm worker system - what works and what's lacking
CBC News

Now trending: 11 people dead in crash near Stratford, Ontario
Global News
February 07, 2012

Some of 'hard-working' migrants killed in Ontario crash were in Canada only a week
Globe and mail - February 7 , 2012

11 dead as truck hits passenger van near Stratford
Toronto Star - February 6, 2012

Peruvian farm workers among dead in Ontario crash
CBC News - February 7, 2012

Three in hospital, 11 dead following Ontario crash
CTV News - February 7, 2012

Police look for cause of crash that killed 11 in southwestern Ontario
The Winnipeg Free Press - February 7, 2012

Migrant farm workers killed in horrific Perth County crash
The Hamilton Spectator - February 7, 2012

A generous donation from the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) has helped push the fundraising efforts for the Migrant Workers Family Support Fund past the $70,000 mark.

On February 17, James Clancy, the national president of NUPGE presented a donation of $5,000 for the Fund, which was set up by UFCW Canada and the Agriculture Workers Association to assist the families of the workers killed or injured in a tragic two-car collision on February 6 near Hampstead, Ontario.

"We stand in solidarity with the families touched by this tragedy," said Brother Clancy. "On behalf of NUPGE members, we offer deepest condolences to the grieving families in Canada, as well as those families thousands of miles away from loved ones who came to Canada to support them," said Brother Clancy. We are glad for the opportunity to join with the other Fund donors to assist the families in their time of need."

l00% of the monies collected by Migrant Workers Family Support Fund will be divided into fourteen equal portions, and with the help of the Peruvian Consul General's office in Toronto, will be distributed to the families of the workers who were killed or injured, including 13 migrant agriculture workers and the driver of a transport truck who also died in the collision.

"We are grateful to NUPGE and the hundreds of other donors and labour allies who have responded to the Fund to date," says UFCW Canada national president Wayne Hanley. "The heartfelt momentum continues to build as all of us continue our efforts to help these families who have lost so much."

Donations to the Migrant Workers Family Support Fund can be made through PayPal:



Donations can also be made through direct transfer to the Fund's account:

The Migrant Workers Family Support Fund

TD Canada Trust

Account # 5221618

Transit # 1864

Please note that Charitable Tax Receipts for income tax purposes cannot be provided as the Migrant Workers Family Support Fund is not a Registered Charity.

Condolences can also be sent to the families through a special memorial Facebook page: Hampstead Tragedy Memorial Page.