The Society held its annual Delegates Council October 29 & 30 at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in Downtown Toronto. The event serves as an opportunity for delegates and Society elected representatives to debate and vote on changes to the union’s constitution and bylaws, to hear from interesting speakers on matters of importance to the membership, and to see presentations from the union’s leadership.
Delegates heard from impressive speakers who helped showcase the state of affairs across the labour movement. Guest speakers included: Jennifer Hassum, ED of the Broadbent Institute, who presented on the rise of labour militancy; Economist Jim Stanford presented on the current state of economics, inflation, and trends in unionization; Dr. Barbara Perry presented on the rise of extremist hate; Myles Sullivan and Jackie Taylor from the United Steelworkers spoke with Society President Michelle Johnston about their experiences as labour leaders, the impacts of strikes, and the future of nuclear in the province. Delegates also heard from Society legal counsel Michael Wright and his associates on the legal issues that affect the Society.
2023 was a very successful year for the Society. The work that the union does behind the scenes to advance the interests of our members really produced results with important results in both the energy and legal files. For a full recap on the year, members should watch Society President Michelle Johnston’s keynote speech below.