Muriel Collins a former member of the National Executive Board and longtime activist and member of the executive of CUPE 79 has one more accomplishment to enjoy in her retirement. Shes been named to the Ontario Federation of Labours 1999 Honour Roll.
As well, an OFL scholarship will be awarded in her name. The scholarships are handed out each year to children of unionists who are starting their first year of college or university.
Local 79 president Anne Dubas says, Sister Collins may have retired in 1998, but after 33 years of public service and labour activism she continues to receive recognition and is very deserving of this distinction.
Livingstone Holder, a member of the CUPE Ontario Executive Board who spent many years working with Collins on equity issues, organizing and more says, this is a sister who understood the struggle instinctively. In her own quiet but determined way, she was able to contribute profoundly to the working lives of CUPE members and all working people.
The OFL Honour Roll can be added to Collins long list of achievements including the naming of the Muriel Collins Housing Co-operative in honour of her years of dedication and service to the community, CUPE regional vice president, co-chair of the CUPE Ontario Womens Committee and a YWCA Woman of Distinction award.
As for Sister Collins, she says shes thoroughly enjoying her retirement, spending quality time with her grandchildren and tending to her garden.