Officers of Local 2
David Bridger, President
Prior to being elected to President, David Bridger was the Vice-President of SEIU Local 2 Canada since 2010. David has been involved in labour representation for the last 20 years at his original employer Labatt, having held many positions from steward up to including President of his SEIU Branch Local until leaving to join SEIU Local 2 on a full-time basis in 2012. David has spent many years heavily involved in dispute resolutions, Human Rights, Workplace Insurance, Return to Work, and contract negotiations. Additionally, David has become certified to instruct workplace insurance training courses and has taught classes on numerous occasions.
Tom Galivan, Secretary Treasurer
Tom is currently the Secretary Treasurer of SEIU Local 2, a position he has held since 2010. Tom became active in SEIU over twenty years ago as a shop steward and member-organizer in SEIU Local 204. He held the position of Lead Organizer in SEIU Local 220 and Service Representative with SEIU Local 528 before joining SEIU Local 2 as the Director of Organizing in 2005.
In addition to directing the Union’s organizing efforts, Tom is a member of the SEIU Property Services Division Leadership Board, a Trustee on the SEIU Local 1 & 2 Benefit Plan and most importantly oversees the Justice for Janitors campaign; a movement that has raised employment standards for workers in the janitorial sector across the country.
Kumar Ramcharran, EXECUTIVE Vice President
Kumar has been a member of this union for 30 years .During this time he was Plant chairperson, Branch Local President, sat on the Executive Board, Health and Safety co-chair.
He also represents many of our membership when they encounter difficulties with their claims for workers compensation from Workplace Safety & Insurance Board and Employment Insurance.
Jacqueline SWAINE, Vice President
Jacqueline works as a Teaching Assistant for the South Shore Regional School Board in Nova Scotia, and has been an active member of SEIU for 28 years.
Throughout the years, Jacqueline has held many positions and taken on a multitude of roles in her union, including serving as Chief Shop Steward representing all SEIU members in her school board, and acting as Secretary/Treasurer for SEIU Nova Scotia.
She is presently an active member on many committees at her workplace; Occupational Health and Safety, Pension Advisory, Member Employee Benefits, Wellness, and Professional Development, to name a few.
In addition to proudly holding the position of Vice President to SEIU Local 2 Canada, Jacqueline is the President of SEIU Local 2 Nova Scotia, and was recently elected to the position of General Vice President to the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour.