Ian Hutchison is the Atlantic Regional Chair and President of Unifor Local 601N in Saint John, NB. He joined the local in 2000 when he was hired as an electrician with Irving Paper in Saint John. His training includes Industrial Electrician and Instrument Mechanic.
Ian first became involved with his local as a Shop Steward in 2002, and was elected Vice-President of the local in 2006 before becoming President in 2009.
His union training includes grievance handling, collective bargaining, human rights and financial officer training.
Outside Unifor, Ian has served a Unifor representative to the New Brunswick Federation of Labour, on the executive of the Saint John District Labour Council and as a volunteer with the St. Martins Fire Department. His priority in union work is fair and consistent representation that is based on equal rights for all workers. Ian and his wife have two children.