About Regional Councils
Unifor’s Regional Councils and the Quebec Council are a democratic force for union activism, solidarity, and strength. They are forums of accountability and organizing centres that involve and engage local union activists in the life of the union.
The Atlantic Regional Council held its inaugural meeting April 3-6, 2014 at the World Trade and Convention Centre in Halifax.
In 2019, Atlantic Regional Council was held May 2-5 in St John's, N.L.
Atlantic Regional Council Executive Board
Chair: Ian Hutchinson, Local 301N
Vice-Chair: Matthew Blois, Local 2215
Secretary-Treasurer: Adele Jackman, Local 410
Members at Large: Tammy Moore, Local 2002; Jennifer Pauley, Local 401; Dwan Street, Local FFAW; Gary Pinsent, Local 2121; Archie MacLachlan, Local 972; Sandy Brideau, Local 506
Political Action Committee:Lisa Leaman, Local 410; Jennifer Benoit, Local 2107; Adam Costain, Local 506
Health & Safety Committee: Wanda Skinner, Local 440; Jason St. Onge, Local 160; Darlene Parrott, Local 597
EFAP/Addictions Committee: Steve Tizard, Local 2121; Josée Garand, Local 2002; Nancy McKeigan, Local 4600
The council’s five equity-seeking committees were elected at caucus meetings of their peers:
LGBT Committee: Kevin Banfield, Local 4606; Martin Melanson, Local 2002; Ky Rees Local 2002
Aboriginal and Racialized Workers Committee: Christina Ashe, Local 4606; Ayamba Ramba, Local 2215; David Ladouceur, Local MWF 1
Workers with Disabilities Committee: Leigh Derry, Local 2289; Jeanne Doiron, Local 2107; Alex Gerard, Local 2215
Women’s Committee: Koren Beaman, Local 1MWF; Sharon Walsh, Local FFAW; Andrea Hatt, Local 30
Young Workers Committee: David Burke, Local 597; Grant Charlton, Local 219; Lucinda MacDonald, Local 4606