Quebec Council President
Marcel Rondeau began his career in the airline industry in 1986, and his involvement in the labour movement in 1988, when he joined Canadian International. He participated in the 1990 campaign to merge with the CAW, which led to the creation of Local 1990, where he was then elected shop steward.
His passion for fighting for workers' rights and improved working conditions really came to the fore following his participation in the CAW's Family Education program in Port Elgin in 1995. This event marked the start of an intense and wholehearted commitment to the labour movement that continues to this day.
In fall 1996, he was elected Regional Vice-President of his local union.
Following the difficult merger of former locals 2213 (Air Canada) and 1990 (Canadian International) in 2002, Marcel succeeded in uniting the members of the recently merged local unions around the shared goal of maintaining and improving their working conditions. His qualities as a leader and relentless worker were quickly recognized, and, in the fall of 2002, led him to be elected President of District 400 of Local 2002, a position he held until his election in May 2005 to the Eastern Region Bargaining Committee. He continues to serve on this committee today, representing over 1,200 members across Quebec.
Marcel has also been a Discussion Leader for CAW education programs since 1998.
Marcel was elected as a delegate to the Quebec Council in April 1997. In fall of the same year, he was elected to the Quebec Council's Resolutions Committee. Since then, he has served on the Executive Board of the Quebec Council as Trustee and Financial Secretary, and, in November 2005, after three months as interim president, he was elected by acclamation to the office of President of the Quebec Council, a position he held until his temporary appointment as a CAW National Representative in February 2007.
Upon returning to his workplace in the fall of 2007, Marcel decided to run for re-election to the position of President of the Quebec Council. He was re-elected convincingly on November 25, 2007.
Marcel lives in Montreal with his wife Nancy and their two children, Ève and Laurent.