Comrades, Sisters and Brothers,
I am humbled and honoured to have been elected as the new Government Services Union National President. It is a privilege to serve in this office, and I thank the delegates to our convention for their support.
For 12 years, I have been a passionate activist for the Government Services Union, and I look forward to continuing that service as GSU National President.
Over that term, I commit that I will provide coaching and mentorship from the National Office for union locals who need assistance. As this pandemic lifts, I look forward to travelling to meet you and the members of your local where you are, to provide the support that you need.
We will have new tools and training to help you respond to your members, to communicate your message, and to ease recruitment. Our membership needs to be engaged, and the National Office will be there to help our Regional Vice-Presidents and local executives. Working together, we will build your locals and provide the support that our membership needs.
I commit also to improving diversity in our shop steward network and our leadership in order to better respond to the needs of our members and to ensure that we are representative of our membership.
Thank you, once again, for the faith that you have placed in me. I look forward to working with all of you.
GSU National President