SEIU Local 2 is governed by an Executive Board which consists of: 

Four Executive Officers

The ranking officer from each Branch which represents more than 200 members

5 members elected at an Executive Council meeting from Branches representing less than 200 members

Meet the Executive Officers

President - David Bridger

David Bridger

Prior to being elected as President, David was the Vice-President of SEIU Local 2 Canada since 2010. David became involved in union activism twenty years ago as a worker for Labatt Breweries. He’s held many positions, from shop steward to President of his SEIU Branch. He began working for 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 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 full-time 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 Benefits 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.

Executive Vice President - Kumar Ramcharran

Kumar Ramcharran
Executive Vice-President

Kumar has been a member of SEIU for thirty years, taking on several different leadership roles. He has been Plant chairperson, Branch Local President, and sat on the Executive Board as a Health & Safety co-chair. He now serves as the Executive Vice President of SEIU Local 2.

Jackie Swaine

Jacqueline (Jackie) worked as a Teaching Assistant for the South Shore Regional School Board in Nova Scotia and had been an active member of SEIU for over twenty years prior to joining SEIU Local 2 full-time as Vice President. Jackie works out of our office in Nova Scotia making her the first SEIU Local 2 Officer coming from outside of the Toronto area.

Throughout the years, Jacqueline has held several positions 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.