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Election Results

The nomination process for the UFCW Canada Local 1006A Executive Board elections came to a close on July 29, 2022 at 3:30pm. Thirty members successfully sought nomination.

Please see the results below.  

President

Wayne E. Hanley

Acclaimed

Secretary Treasurer

Kevin Benn

Acclaimed

Recorder

Glacier Effs-Samuel

Acclaimed

Vice President Positions

PROVINCIAL AT LARGE

Frank Ragni

Acclaimed

Dan Gilbert

Acclaimed

Paul Docherty

Acclaimed

Kimberley Desroches

Acclaimed

Joshua Robichaud

Acclaimed

CENTRAL REGION

Retail & Service

Annie Sundar

Acclaimed

Retail & Service

Natasha Grey-Quailey

Acclaimed

Retail & Service

Josie Barberi

Acclaimed

Retail & Service

Helen Stathopoulos

Acclaimed

Retail & Service

Tachani Bishop

Acclaimed

Retail & Service

Valrie Francis

Acclaimed

Manufacturing, Industrial & Distribution

Maria Cabral

Acclaimed

Manufacturing, Industrial & Distribution

Pred Gajic

Acclaimed

Manufacturing, Industrial & Distribution

Andy Werner

Acclaimed

Restaurant & Hospitality

Brain Dulong

Acclaimed

At Large

Jaime Jesalva

Acclaimed

EASTERN REGION

Retail & Service

Dave Mallen

Acclaimed

Retail & Service

Gord Knowles

Acclaimed

Retail & Service

Caroline Brisebois

Acclaimed

At Large

Adriana Georgakopoulos

Acclaimed

WESTERN REGION

Retail & Service

Steve Haycock Jr

Acclaimed

Retail & Service

Cindy Mueller-Parker

Acclaimed

Retail & Service

Al McDougall

Acclaimed

Manufacturing, Industrial & Distribution

Jim Tessier

Acclaimed

Restaurant & Hospitality

Anita Hurley

Acclaimed

Restaurant & Hospitality

Wendy Lehman

Acclaimed

At Large

Jimi Reyes

Acclaimed

Nominations were conducted in accordance with the UFCW International Constitution and Local Union By-laws. 

General Chairperson, Elections Committee
John Hurley 905.850.0096
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    A link to nominate bargaining committee members will be sent to you soon.  When looking to nominate someone, or nominate yourself, please take into consideration that those sitting at the negotiations table may likely be your future union stewards.  You should feel confident with these representatives to ensure that they will look out for the needs of all classifications and your bargaining unit as a whole and not just their individual needs.  These representatives should be knowledgeable and have a good understanding of the business. 

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    This attempt at challenging Waster Water is simply an effort for the employer to continue to divide and detract from your goal of achieving the best union contract for your co-workers. 

    Unfortunately, we may be faced with having to follow due process at the Labour Board in order to resolve this matter. 

    Remember – your union cannot stop the employer from making business decisions.  We unfortunately have to wait for them to act before we can respond accordingly.

    We know this seems counterintuitive but we will hold them accountable to you by means of utilizing the Labour Relations Act.  Our hope is to eventually build a relationship that will avoid utilizing the act to expedite resolutions. 

    Thank you for all your continued support during this transition period. 

    Stay strong and stay united!  Workers matter and your voice is being heard.   

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