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Paul Barton

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Brother Paul has been a Teamster since 1991. Having been employed in both the dairy and bakery industries serves him well in his role as Secretary-Treasurer with Local 464.  

Paul has worked as a truck driver, production worker, machine operator, warehouseman, checker/loader, automated warehouse operator, etc. In the work place he has acted as a Shop Steward, an advocate for his fellow workers and a Union activist. He first became a Business-Representative in 2002, President in 2014, and Secretary-Treasurer in April of 2015.

Paul currently sits as a Trustee with the Teamsters Canada Pension Plan and Chair's the Dairy Division Retirement Committee.

He also acts as Teamsters Canada's Assistant Dairy Director in support of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters' Dairy Conference. 

With a great interest in workplace safety, Paul served as the sole labour representative on the Board of Directors through the formative years of a provincial safety board: the Food Industry Occupational Safety Association (FIOSA). FIOSA has gone on to become the preeminent occupational safety organization in all of British Columbia, if not the nation. The work the Association does impacts not only our Local but all workers in British Columbia. 

In addition to his time with FIOSA, Paul has volunteered in many other areas: he is a long-serving volunteer and co-chair of the Teamsters Committee with Variety - the Children’s Charity; spent numerous years as a youth soccer coach and served on the Club’s Executive; served as a community volunteer with several organizations and events. 

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“I look after a lot of members in a very big plant. For years I had to fight for them by myself with no help at all from any of the Union’s representatives or Officers. This changed completely once Bobby, Bob and Paul were in office. Now I have access to my reps 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!  They’re always there to back me up.” 

- Darrell Lawres – Chief Shop Steward. Saputo, Sperling
- Dave S

"I was a Shop Steward and was also on the contract negotiation team. The Union took the time and trouble to learn all about our industry and what we do. This means they are better able to fight for us whether it is on the job or at the bargaining table. We have the best contract in our industry. Thanks guys!"

- Gerald Price - Agrifoods