Condolences go out to Stiles' family, friends and colleagues.
Toronto (07 Nov. 2017) — Flags at the head office of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE) were lowered to half-mast on November 3 for Amy Stiles, a member of Local 237, who died in a tragic car accident as she returned from the November 2 Queen’s Park rally in support of striking college faculty. Local 237 picket lines at Conestoga College came down on Friday as a show of respect.
Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President, offered his deepest condolences to Amy Stiles’ family, including her husband and 3 young children. “I am heartbroken for Amy’s family, friends, colleagues and students. I know all OPSEU/NUPGE members at the colleges, and throughout the union, have Amy in their thoughts.”
As a nursing faculty member at Conestoga, Amy Stiles was the coordinator for the Personal Support Worker program at Riverside Glen in Guelph, where she conducted a “Living Classroom” with on-site learning for her students.
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 370,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. — NUPGE