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Hassan Yussuff

Hassan Yussuff is a Canadian labour leader and president of the Canadian Labour Congress.

Yussuff emigrated to Canada from Guyana as a young man to work as a heavy truck mechanic[1] and soon found employment on the plant floor of CanCar, an automotive parts manufacturer, in Toronto[2] where he became a member of the Canadian Auto Workers. Within a year, he was elected plant chairman of Local 252 of the Canadian Auto Workers and later was elected plant chairman of the General Motors Truck Centre. He later served as a staff representative in the organizing and service departments before being appointed as Director of the CAW Human Rights Department. As such, Yussuff joined the CLC’s Executive Council and then co-chaired the CLC Human Rights Committee.[3]

In 1999, he was elected Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Labour Congress and was then elected Secretary-Treasurer in 2002.[4] He remained in that position until 2014 when he challenged incumbent CLC President Ken Georgetti, defeating him by 40 votes at the CLC’s May 2014 convention to become CLC president,[4] and the first person to unseat an incumbent CLC president.[5] On April 20, 2012, Yussuff was elected to a four-year term as President of the Trade Union Confederation of the Americas (TUCA).[6][7]

SOURCE; Wikipedia