In my report from day 1, I mentioned that National President, Simon Berlin and also National Secretary Treasurer, Gwenne Farrell would not be seeking another term on the National Board.
What I neglected to share with you is, Liz Fong, President of Cope 343, Organizer for COPE Ontario and
VP on the copesepb National Board for Region 2 ( Ontartio ) has announced her retirement.
Anyone that has had the privilege to work with Liz or get to know her on a personal level, would know Liz is not only an incredible individual, but also a dedicated labour activist. Her positive contributions over the years have been entrenched in the minds of many including myself. On behalf of the members of Local 468, we wish you many years of pleasant retirement. Well deserved Liz !!
Needless to say, the position Liz holds on the National Board will need to be filled. So, it is with privilege and honour to announce our President, Valerie Roberts-Francis was nominated and acclaimed to hold the seat of VP of Region 2 on the copesepb National Board.
This is a defining and proud moment for our Local ! Valerie has exceptional leadership qualities, tremendous in sight and a passion for the labour movement. The job is in the right hands.
Congratulations Valerie !!!
Day 2 posted later.