Contact Us

Officers

President

Sam Snyders
Office : 416-237-1996
Cell: 416-839-8151
Sam.Snyders@Unifor1996-O.ca

The President co-ordinates all the work of the local. He plans and chairs regular union meetings, and sees that Unifor policies are carried out at the local level as set out by the membership or the Local Bylaws. The President is the official spokesperson for Local 1996. The President serves as chair of the grievance committee, and is responsible for the appointment of other members to the committee.

Vice-President

Lee Zommers
Office : 416-237-1996
Cell: 416-346-0317
Lee.Zommers@Unifor1996-O.ca

The Vice-President is the President’s right-hand person. The Vice-President acts in the temporary absence of the President, and has the special responsibility of ensuring that the Stewards are actively involved in union business and recruiting new members.

Treasurer

Brian Lowery
Office: 416-237-1996
Cell: 416-571-0106
1996treasurer@gmail.com

The treasurer collects all monies paid to the Local union, including membership dues, fines and assessments. He or she is also responsible for properly accounting for all Local funds.

Secretary

Chris Glover
Cell: 416-576-5981
cglover1996@gmail.com

The Secretary keeps the wheels of union business turning for the Local. The Secretary handles correspondence and maintains consistent information flow about union issues. He keeps a database of Local members, takes minutes of Local meetings, and is in charge when both the President and Vice-President are absent.

Chief Stewards

Chief Stewards act as a resource for Stewards. In consultation with the President, the Chief Steward is responsible for taking appropriate action in matters that a Steward is unable to resolve. Chief Stewards consult with the President on all grievances they submit.

Stewards

Stewards are responsible for supervising the application of the Unifor Constitution and Bylaws, and the Collective Agreement. The Steward reports any violations to a Chief Steward or Local Officer.

Markham

Brampton

Structured Cable

Core

Arrow/Horner

 

Royal Windsor

Birchmount

Argentia

Joanne Saliani

905-542-3977

Darlene Smith

905-542-3977

Diana De Gennaro

Cell: 416-525-4001

Health & Safety Reps

Health & Safety Representatives represent the Unifor membership on the Joint management/union Health & Safety Committee. The Health & Safety Reps can participate in any investigation relating to unsafe workplace environments and situations. If you have a health or safety concern, these are the folks to talk to.

Birchmount

Royal Windsor

Arrow/Horner

Polson

Brampton

Structured Cable

Markham

Michael Pedias

Cell: 416-525-7038

Robert Compton

Cell: 416-476-8401

Ed Catania

Cell: 416-522-2576

Adam Preston

Cell: 416-209-3321

 

Sergeant At Arms

The Sergeant at Arms, under the direction of the presiding officers, maintains order and decorum among the members and all persons present at a meeting and may even expel persons from the meeting.  He may act as doorkeeper and is responsible for admitting only eligible persons.  He acts as usher or directs the ushers and is generally responsible for the comfort and convenience of the assembly.  In some organizations it is his duty to arrange the meeting equipment, such as chairs and tables.