Sussanne Skidmore

Director

Sussanne Skidmore is Executive Vice President of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU), which represents 65,000 working women and men. Sussanne has served in nearly every elected position in her union local—from steward to executive. As a young but seasoned union leader, Skidmore represents a generation of proud labour believers who will not be beaten down by federal, provincial or local government officials who are continually eating away at the rights workers deserve.

As the local BCGEU chairperson, Skidmore represents government administrative services workers in the Prince George area. She’s a Training Analyst in the court services Branch of the Ministry of Justice where she has worked for 11 years.

Skidmore served as the Second Vice chair of Administrative Services Component (component 12) the component representing over 12,000 administrative workers across the province and served as second delegate to the Provincial Executive and is the current chair of Local 1211. She has sat on both the Master Bargaining and component bargaining committees. She is a member of the Equity and Human Rights Committee and the BCGEU Women’s Committee where she has been a voice for women’s next steps within the labour movement and fighting for fairness and equality. She is active in her local Labour Council where she has served as the Vice President and is currently the BCGEU representative to the Board.

In addition, she has been an active member of the Prince George-Valemount NDP executive team since 2003, and took on fundraising and voter contact responsibilities in the 2005 and 2009 provincial elections. In 2014 Skidmore ran for the NDP Provincial MLA position in the Nechako Lakes region.

She is also active in her community, organizing pride and other social justice activities. She is married to Stacey Hewlett and has a son, Quinn, 19.

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