The Elizabeth McCall Award
The Elizabeth McCall Award was established to honour inspirational member Elizabeth McCall who died as a result of a tragic accident outside her school on Thursday, 27 April 2006.
Elizabeth, who was a highly respected teacher at St Peter’s Primary School, Rochedale, was an extraordinary woman who made a remarkable contribution in all aspects of her life including her union community to which she was dedicated and passionately committed.
Elizabeth touched the lives of many people with her warmth, her quiet dignity and her passion for social justice. In all she did she sought the best for others and her selfless dedication will remain an inspiration to us all.
She will be remembered as a warm and caring teacher, a dear friend, a committed and active unionist, a loving mother to her two sons, Sam and Tom, and a soul mate to her husband Mark.
For Elizabeth her union activism was very much part of her wider commitment to achieving social justice. Elizabeth believed in truth above all else.
In the light of Elizabeth’s contribution to her union and her pursuit of social justice issues our union council decided to establish an ongoing award in her memory.
The award is for a woman who demonstrates a fundamental commitment to the principles of unionism and gives expression to the pursuit of social justice issues.
The award may be given to more than one woman in any given year.