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4936 Yonge Street P.O. Box 256
North York, ON M2N 6S3

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Executive Council

The Executive Council is responsible for the day to day operations of the Local. Coming together from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, our skilled team of executives is the backbone of Local 00048. Their ideas help shape the direction and mission of our organization as it continues to develop. The Local provides a wide range of services available to each and every member, such as: Grievance Representation; Consultation with Management; Conflict Resolution and more. Read on to learn more about some of our incredible team members.  



Nicholas Thompson


Nicholas is a dedicated trade union leader with a solid record of achievement in lobbying, political action, and representation. Nicholas, who serves as the Co-Chair of the Toronto PSAC Racially Visible Committee, is the first Black-Canadian to be elected President of the Local. Nicholas also serves as Vice President of the Greater Toronto Area Council. Improving member experiences with the union is a key pillar of Nicholas' mandate.

Sheila Reuben

Vice President (5001 Yonge Street)

Sheila has over 20 years of experience of being a Steward, Director and Vice President of the Union of Taxation Employees. She has the education, training and knowledge in dealings with Management and is a firm believer in resolving issues at the lowest possible level. She is approachable. understanding and trustworthy. 

Netta Coccaro

Vice President (Call Center)

Netta was appointed Vice President on January 7, 2020. Prior to this role, Netta served as a Steward of the Local. Netta is Co-Chair of the Health and Safety Committee and also serves as the Secretary-Treasurer for the GTA Pride Committee and Vice President of the GTA Young Workers Committee.  Netta is passionate about finding solutions to the issues that call centre members experience. If you ever need assistance, please contact her. 

Sham Ebrahim


Our money lady! Sham manages our finances, ensuring that every penny that we spend is properly accounted for. 

Lazaros Gaitanis


Tanya Pottinger

Executive Secretary

Tanya began serving the Local as a Steward, then Director and now Executive Secretary.  

Nadia Alexander


Nadia is new the kid of block! She was recently appointed a Local Director in 2018. Nadia is our planner-extraordinaire. Planning events utilizing her creative skills adds so much value to our team. 

Akhil Sukdeo


Amita Shah


Cathy Beharry


Akil Jabari