The new president, JP Hornick, and the new First Vice-President/Treasurer Laurie Nancekivell, have sent messages of greeting and gratitude to the unions’ membership.

From President JP Hornick’s message: A spark of hope for a brighter future.

“It is an absolute honour and privilege to be elected President of our great union. I don’t take the honour lightly, but I also believe that it’s not a solitary job. I believe that democracy and transparency matter, and that every member’s voice matters.”

“We can build our strength and solidarity by opening the lines of communication – to foster connections across sectors, divisions, bargaining teams, regions, and locals; to plan, strategize and share best practices.”

“I believe that as long as we stand together and create a big enough, rowdy enough tent, we will help to win a better future for all workers. Thank you for placing your trust in me to help accomplish our common goal.”

From FVPT Laurie Nancekivell’s message: Respect, trust, engagement – you can bank on it.

“I want to thank you, the members, for giving me the honour to serve as your First Vice-President/Treasurer – it is truly one of the greatest privileges of my life.”

“We educate, we protect and we serve the people of Ontario with dignity and respect. We stand up to injustice, we advocate for our fellow workers, and in so doing, we make our workplaces and communities stronger.”

“We do all of this best, when we do it together.”

Read the full messages