Monday, January 25, 2021

Al Mullin was a champion for workers

The New Brunswick Union (NBU) and the provincial labour movement lost a champion for workers rights with the passing of Al Mullin Sunday afternoon.
Al was the first vice-president of the NBU having been recently elected to a fifth consecutive term during the 2020 Biennial Convention.
“This is a tremendous loss for anyone who had the opportunity to be around Al,” said NBU President Susie Proulx-Daigle. “He was a tremendous leader for our union, but more importantly he was a great friend to so many in the NBU.”
As a Civil Engineering Technologist, Al was an Environmental Inspector with the province of New Brunswick in the Miramichi Region since 1989. Prior to that, he worked in the private sector for a consulting engineering firm based in Fredericton and Moncton.
As a member of the NBU for more than 25 years, Al held almost every position within the union and applied his knowledge at both the provincial and federal levels.
“He was an invaluable piece of our union,” said Proulx-Daigle. “His loss is a great one, but I take comfort in knowing he helped guide and prepare the next generation of union activists to take up the cause and fight for New Brunswick workers.”
Al is survived by his wife Leanne, who was by his side until the end, his son Kyle Mullin (Linlin) and daughter Morgan Mullin (Oliver). Al had one granddaughter, Grace, who was his pride and joy.