Toronto Public Library Workers Union

Area Chairs and Vice-Chairs

The Area Chair shall sit as a member of and represent their area on the Executive Board. 

The Area Chair is responsible for the co-ordination of grievances and stewards in their area. The Area Chair shall also sit as a member of and represent their area on the Grievance Appraisal Committee (GAC). In addition, they shall monitor the working conditions and the collective agreement.   

Brandon Haynes
Area Chair, North York Central Library
Aleksandra Majka
Vice-Chair, North York Central Library
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Mary Bissell
Area Chair,  Toronto Reference Library
Ada Jaworska
Vice-Chair, Toronto Reference Library
Jenna Emma
Jenna Liu
Area Chair, North Region
  Emma Lee
Vice-Chair, North Region


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Lilian Corsin
Acting Area Chair, South Region
Vice-Chair, South Region 
 Temporarily Vacant
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Steven Burdick
Area Chair, Support Services
Gavin Douglas
Vice-Chair, Support Services
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Fitzgerald Steele
Area Chair, Facilities
Jesse Lillieorg-Meilleur
Vice-Chair, Facilities

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