Important message from the Canadian Director
Date: April 24, 2020
To: Local 261 Members
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
I am writing today to introduce myself and inform you of some changes in your union (Local 261).
My name is Ian Robb and I am the Canadian Director of UNITE HERE! Canada. I represent the International Union in Canada that Local 261 belongs to.
First, please accept my apologies for not reaching out to you sooner to let you know that Karen Grella, Secretary Treasurer of Local 261 has recently retired. As a result, the Executive Board of your Union asked the International Union for assistance under our Constitution.
On behalf of the International Union I have been appointed as the Trustee of Local 261 along with the assistance of Allison Burket and Matt Furshong who are the Assistant Trustees. Together, we will be helping Local 261 through this transition to new leadership. Until that time, as Trustee I will be the Director of Operations of Local 261 with full authority to run the business of the local Union.
Also we would appreciate your assistance in keeping Local 261 information up to date. Please contact the Union office to confirm or update your contact information so that we can keep in touch with you with the latest information.
I hope you are all keeping well and safe during these difficult times. Please feel free to contact your Union office if you have any questions. Their contact information remains the same:
Address: 200 Cooper St. #2, Ottawa, ON K2P 0G1
Phone: (613) 238-8136