Charlottetown – Leonard Gallant has been elected president of PEI Division of the Canadian Union of Public Employees. Representing over 3300 members on the Island in many sectors such as municipalities, healthcare and education.
“With the current provincial minority government situation and the federal election coming up this fall, it is certainly an interesting time to become president of CUPE PEI,” noted Leonard Gallant, president of CUPE PEI.
Gallant is a health care worker who has been an active trade unionist since the 1990’s. In addition to being CUPE PEI acting president since 2018, Gallant has been president of CUPE Local 1779 for over 12 years and has sat on various provincial and national pension committees.
“I am grateful to have obtained the confidence of CUPE members for this position,” said Gallant. “In my mandate, it is a priority for me to have the labour workers’ voices heard so politicians fight against inequalities and improve our public services,” he added.