Atlantic Regional Council

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.

Atlantic Regional Council Executive Board

Chair: Matthew Blois, Local 2215

Vice-Chair: Tammy Moore, Local 2002

Secretary-Treasurer: Adele Jackman, Local 410

Members at Large:  Jason Landry, Local 401; Dwan Street, Local FFAW; Gary Pinsent, Local 2121; Archie MacLachlan, Local 972; Angela Downey, Local 4606; Adam Costain, Local 506; Morgan Palmer, Local 2002

Political Action Committee:Lisa Leaman, Local 410; Jennifer Benoit, Local 2107; Erin Howell Sharpe, Local 506

Health & Safety Committee: Dave Mercer, Local 2121; Glen McGinley, Local 601-N; Trevor Banfield, Local 1944

EFAP/Addictions Committee: Steve Tizard, Local 2121; Nancy McKeigan, Local 4600; Ernie Caissie, Local 4504

The council’s five equity-seeking committees were elected at caucus meetings of their peers:

LGBT Committee: Martin Melanson, Local 2002; Ky Rees Local 2002; Mark Stillwell, Local 1-MWF

Aboriginal and Racialized Workers Committee:  Japna Sidhu-Brar, Local 4005; Frederick Riley, Local 4606; Lorna Bowden, Local 2289

Workers with Disabilities Committee: Alex Gerard, Local 2215, François Clavette, Local 29

Women’s Committee: Koren Beaman, Local 1-MWF; Andrea Hatt, Local 30, Doretta Strickland, FFAW

Young Workers Committee: David Burke, Local 597; Grant Charlton, Local 219; Nikki Lyons-MacKenzie, Local 4504