Vote Garry Sran for a #BetterUnion
My name is Garry Sran and I’m running for Chairperson. I am a PhD candidate in Economics and a Unit 1 member.
I have been a labour and student activist for over ten years working in a variety of roles. As a student activist, I have fought for making education affordable and accessible. I served as the University of Manitoba Students’ Union President (2006-2008) and worked with the Canadian Federation of Students (2006-2008). As a labour activist, I have served on our local’s Executive Committee as Chief Steward Unit 1 (2013-2014), and currently serve on our local’s Communications Committee.
As an economist committed to social justice, I also serve on the steering committee for the Progressive Economics Forum and have worked for the Canadian Autoworkers Union (2009), the National Union of Public General Employees (2013), and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (2014).
I believe that a better union is possible. That’s why I’m running as part of a team of candidates who want to create a local for all its members. We want the local to be more open, accessible and welcoming. We are committed to combating the toxicity that drives members away from union meetings. We support electronic voting so more members can participate in decision making. We are committed to building on the strike’s momentum to broaden the campaign against tuition fees and precarious work and for accessible, high quality education. Learn more about our plan and how to join our campaign: click here.