White, Fiona oral history interview

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Fiona White came to Surrey as a girl, and eventually met longshoreman Gerry White on a blind date in 1964. At the time of the interview they had been married for 46 years have two children. Fiona worked for BC Tel as a service representative for many years, was active in the Telephone Workers Union. In her experience as a union member and leader, Fiona took inspiration from the longshoremen and other unions to push for improvements to her own workplace. Having been married to a longshoreman for many years, White shares some of her perspectives on the occupation. Her niece and son-in-law are also longshoremen today, and she comments on the differences in their career trajectories in comparison to her husband’s.
Interview with Fiona White
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