Chris Aylward was re-elected as the National Executive Vice-President of the Public Service Alliance of Canada at the PSAC’s 17th National Triennial Convention in May 2015.
Aylward was first elected as PSAC National Executive Vice-President in 2012 and previously held the full time position of First National Vice-President for UTE.
Chris is a native of Newfoundland and has been involved in the PSAC for 28 years. He started as a shop steward with Local 90000 - Union of Taxation Employees, at the St. John's Taxation Center.
Chris transferred to Canada Revenue Agency Headquarters in Ottawa in 1990 and became involved with local 70000. As communications officer for the National Capital Region Chris played a major role in the 1991 General Strike.
In 1996 Chris was elected as the Alternate Regional Vice President for the NCR for UTE and became Regional Vice President in 1997, a position he held for 14 years. He spent many of those years on the UTE bargaining team, helping to achieve important benefits and improvements that were then negotiated for our members under other public and private sector agreements.
Prior to being elected to the National Executive Vice President position, he held the full time position of First National Vice-President for UTE.
Chris is a vocal advocate for the rights of all members to a safe workplace, a fair wage, and a strong collective agreement.