Sari Sairanen

Sari Sairanen, Director, Health and Safety, Unifor

Sari is National Health and Safety Director at Unifor, responsible for the content of health and safety training programs, submissions for better laws, information on workplace substances, the establishment of programs to eliminate hazardous workplace conditions and the publication of the Health and Safety & Environment Newsletter. Sari comes to the National union from the Airline division which represents members from coast to coast to coast in Canada. Sari began her union activism as a health & safety representative in a call center where she confronted ergonomic and working condition issues such as computer workstations, task design, stress and electronic monitoring.  In addition, she served on the Air Canada bargaining committee as a regional representative and as President of Local 2002 during the CCAA or Companies’ Creditors’ Arrangement Act (bankruptcy) proceedings