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Hank Beekhuis

Provincial Director (Ontario) for the independent labour union CLAC.

Hank Beekhuis is the Provincial Director (Ontario) for the independent labour union CLAC.

Hank started off his career as a self-employed sheet metal worker and then went on to six years of union work in the construction industry both before and after college. He graduated with a bachelor of arts degree with a major in history and minor in political science and joined CLAC in 1967.

Hank became a CLAC representative in 1979. As an organizer, he was part of the strong growth the union experienced, beginning in the 1980s. As a specialist in interest arbitration, he has introduced progressive solutions to workplace concerns in the healthcare sector.

Hank was appointed regional director of CLAC’s Grimsby office when it opened in 1996. Since 2008, he has served as CLAC’s Ontario director. He has also served on CLAC’s national executive committee for most of his 35+ years with the union.