Union starts trust fund for Edmonton civic worker killed on the job

The union representing an Edmonton City employee killed at work earlier this month has started a trust fund for the worker’s family.

CUPE Local 30 President Mike Scott said the union decided to act to support the member’s family. The Local has contributed $5,000 and is asking other members of the community to contribute.

“Our union is a family, when one of us falls, it hurts us all deeply,” said Scott. “We can never bring our brother back, but if we can help his family with a few bills, it’s the least we can do.”

Saturnino Sonson, a 44-year-old employee was killed earlier this month while working in a municipal sewer tunnel.  Scott said Sonson left behind a wife and two daughters aged 9 and 11.

The trust fund has been set up for the family of the member who died on the job. The account is at River City Credit Union.  Donations can be made by email transfer to local30trustfund@gmail.com, cheque made payable to Local 30 Trust Fund or in person at River City Credit Union using account number 722420166414.


Contact: Mike Scott