Gus Mardli was elected South-East Manitoba Geographical Representative on the Prairie Region Council at the 2014 Prairie Region Convention. He had previously been elected to the same position in a January 2014 by-election.
He first became involved with his union almost 20 years ago when he realized that the union stands for important values such as equality, fairness, social justice, inclusiveness and equity rights.
Since then he has held various union positions, including Equal Opportunities Rep, Vice-President and President for Agriculture Union Local 50056 and Alternate Regional Vice-President (Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario and Nunavut) for Agriculture Union. He has sat on the Agriculture Union Human Rights Committee first as Regional Rep, then as National Human Rights Director. In 2014, he was re-elected as Winnipeg Area Council Chair for the third term.
Gus has worked for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada since 1996 and is currently employed as a Research Technician on the Flax Breeding Program.
"The only effective answer to organized greed is organized labour."-Thomas R. Donahue