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On Campus Location:

Gilmour Hall, Room B111
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON  L8S 4L8
Email: info@unifor5555.ca
Voice: 905-525-9140 ext. 21555
Fax: 905-524-3111
Office Hours: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday

Off Campus Location:

(Administration Office)
86 Hester Street
Hamilton, ON  L9A 5N5
Administrative Assistant: Donna White
Email: donna.white@unifor5555.ca
Voice: 905-385-5554 ext. 4
Fax: 905-385-5553
Office Hours: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Executive Board & Support Staff

President: Beth Couchman 289-389-4860 x2
beth.couchman@unifor5555.ca

Vice-President: Emily Heikoop 289-389-4860 x1
emily.heikoop@unifor5555.ca

Financial Secretary: Kim Sardella 289-389-4860 x3
kim.sardella@unifor5555.ca

Recording Secretary: Karen Sutton 905-525-9140 x20041
karen.sutton@unifor5555.ca

Sergeant-At-Arms: Steve Goertz 905-525-914022092
steve.goertz@unifor5555.ca

Guide:  Ashley Shinde
 
Trustees
Chika Agbassi
Judy Leullier
 
Sarah Sullivan x 24287

Members-at-Large
Unit 1 Chair (Support Staff) Sarah-kai Antanaitis 905-525-9140 x27539
sarah-kai.antanaitis@unifor5555.ca

Unit 2 Chair (RMA) Linda O’Hara  905-525-9140 x27544 
linda.ohara@unifor5555.ca  

Unit 3 Chair (PTS) Jeremy Mcfarlane
jeremy.mcfarlane@unifor5555.ca  

Unit 4 Chair (Special Constables) Greg Hamilton 905-525-9140 x24281
gregory.hamilton@unifor5555.ca

Unit 5 Chair (Facilities Services) Chantelle Hankins
 
Health and Safety Coordinator: Jim McAndrew 905-505-9140 x26257
jim.mcandrew@unifor5555.ca
 
Retiree Chapter Chair: Rosemary Viola
 
Young Workers Chair: Ryan Belowitz
 

Advocates

E.F.A.P.
Our EFAP Advocate can help with Employee and Family Assistance Issues such as alchohol and substance abuse, gambling or other addictions with refer als to community resources.  
They are not a counsellor, but they can assist member is finding and accessing community resources that are available. 
If required and wanted, they can also liase with the Union to ensure the members are able to access the Union Local resources and supports that are available. 
They operate completely confidentially.

E.F.A.P. Rep: Kim Sardella 289-389-4860 x3  email: kim.sardella@unifor5555.ca

Women’s Advocate
The Women’s Advocate is trained to help members who are experiencing harassment, domestic violence and abuse.  
The Women’s Advocate is not a counsellor, rather an advocate who can help Members access workplace and community resources.  Although the Women’s Advocate program was designed primarily to help women in abusive situations, the Women’s Advocate is there to help all members of the McMaster community with any number of issues, including:

  • Domestic abuse
  • Workplace harassment
  • Daycare issues
  • Eldercare issues
  • Healthcare
  • Financial problems
  • Marital breakup
  • Mental health issues
  • Addiction problems

In the workplace, the Women’s Advocate will:

  • Respect confidentiality
  • Listen, believe, validate and assist
  • Promote access to community and workplace resources
  • When necessary, help plan for future safety
  • Respect a woman’s right to make her own decisions

In the community, the Women’s Advocate can:

  • Network with community partners
  • Lobby for child care, affordable housing and funding for women’s programs
  • Promote women’s equality campaigns
  • Speak out and take action on issues

All contact with the Women’s Advocate is strictly confidential.
They can be reached at 905-537-3798.

General Inquiries

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