President of Local 6006
Pearl Almeida has been a Union activist since 2005. She has held the position of steward, Vice-President and now President. She is active in union campaigns. She has been a discussion Leader since 2014. She is an advocate promoting Human rights, Women’s Rights and equality. Pearl is active in the community working with Second Harvest and various other food banks and shelters.
Born and raised in Vancouver, Pall Beesla is a community advocate who calls South Vancouver home with his Wife and two small children. In his spare time, Pall assists his dad and uncle in their family gravel truck business, Beesla Trucking (since 1985).
During his day job as a city Bus Driver, Pall gets to see and connect with Vancouverites every day. Driving in the city affords Pall the opportunity to not only meet with people, but to also see the changes in the city’s landscape first-hand. Through his job, Pall has assisted co-workers through his previous union activism with Unifor 111 as a Job Steward and understands what it takes to represent a peer group.
While trying to maintain a work-life balance, Pall volunteers his time as an elected board member at the faith-based Khalsa Diwan Society (Est. 1906). Serving for the past 7 years as Senior Assistant Treasurer, Pall has had the responsibilities of helping raise funds, maintaining financial transparency, project management, and coordinating the annual Vancouver Vaisakhi Parade. Through his outreach work, Pall has also built bridges with fellow religious and community-based groups to show a united front against hate and intolerance and to collaborate on common interests of community building. Pall looks to his faith for guiding principles on how to stay grounded and lead a good life while serving others.