Unifor is proud to support Canadian Labour Congress Secretary-Treasurer Hassan Yussuff to be the next president of the CLC. Hassan received the unanimous endorsement of the Unifor National Executive Board, made up of rank-and-file representatives from right across the country.
Hassan Yussuff became a member of Unifor at Local 252 where he worked as an auto mechanic at the GM Truck Centre. He came through the ranks as an activist, plant chairperson, joined the staff in various departments and then became the first National Human Rights Director with the former CAW.
Hassan was elected to the CLC in 1999 as the Executive Vice President and then later as Secretary-Treasurer every term since 2002.
“Hassan has a tremendous passion and commitment towards improving the lives of workers and their families,” said Unifor President Jerry Dias.
Hassan’s candidacy is marked by important experience that would make him an excellent president of the national labour body, said Dias.
Hassan co-chaired the CLC Anti-Racism Task Force, successfully pressed the Harper Conservative government to implement protection of workers' wages during bankruptcy, and was also elected internationally as the President of the Trade Union Confederation of the Americas. More recently, he worked closely with Unifor activists, providing the advocacy to try to improve the Canada Pension Plan campaign.
Dias is encouraging Unifor locals to send full delegations to help get Hassan elected as CLC President.