Local 1611 retirees created the foundation of our Union. The current terms and conditions in our Collective Agreements can be attributed to our retirees and the workers that came before us. Our retirees fought and lobbied, faced bullying, death threats, job loss and dangerous working conditions to ensure non-discriminatory, fair wages and safer conditions to future workers. Although our retired members are removed from the workforce, their role now is even more important.
Local 1611 retired members’ role is to mentor our existing and future membership. It is important our members share the struggles and achievements that brought us through the dark history of the Labour Movement and educate the future working generations.
Local 1611 has one of the largest and most active Retiree Clubs in North America. Our retired members continue to be involved with the Union through charitable efforts and by attending meetings and social gatherings with their fellow Union brothers and sisters.
President – Bruce Ferguson
Secretary-Treasurer – Manuel Alvernaz
Recording Secretary – Merrick Walsh
Executive Board Trustees – Jack Ferreira, Derek Kirk, Fernando deMelo, Eduardo Gomes and Manuel Figueiredo
Local 1611 Liaison – Nav Malhotra