Letter: Appreciate unheralded clean up crew

Their pay is ridiculously low to what they should be receiving for this dangerous and unflattering work.

To the editor:

With all of the disasters around our beautiful cities, including the cruel and senseless stabbing crime (Remembering Murder Victim Hilled On Transit Bus, Nov. 5 Capital News), one crew goes unnoticed. After all is said and done they send in clean-up crews to clean up after the police and crime scene investigators.

Their job is also a very tough job. Not only do they attend crime scenes, they attend to mould, floods, fires, asbestos and even bat infestations removal. Not a pretty job.

But no one notices them though. They don’t even think about them.

I do because one of them is my family. Their pay is ridiculously low to what they should be receiving for this dangerous and unflattering work.

So, next time you see a crime scene tape or fire/flood, think of the men and women who are in there pulling out soaking wet heavy drywall, flooring, bat droppings, or worse.

Put a vote to them for some raises.

Glady Martin, Kelowna


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