About THE BCUWU

Richard Tones is currently the President of the British Columbia Union Workers’ Union (UWU) that represents over 300 employees of unions in the province of British Columbia, and his day job is that of a Staff Representative with the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU).

Richard has over 20 years of experience working on behalf of working people and the unions that represent them, including the Industrial Wood & Allied Workers of Canada (IWA), the United Steelworkers (USW), and the BC Federation of Labour (BCFED), with short stints in the realm of politics in various roles. This experience has exposed him to a wide variety of bargaining situations as well as the various strategies and tools that are available to negotiators.

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EQUITY COMMITTEE
Sonya Sabet-Rasekh, Chair
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PRESIDENT

Richard Tones (BCGEU)

FIRST-VICE PRESIDENT

Fateh Born (BCGEU)

SECOND-VICE PRESIDENT

Sam Montgomery (PEA)

TREASURER

Sian Raphael (BCGEU)

ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY

Michelle McAuley (BCGEU)

RECORDING SECRETARY

Stephanie Ryan (BCGEU)