Bea Bruske

President, Canadian Labour Congress

Bea Bruske was re-elected for a second term as President of the Canadian Labour Congress in May of 2023. Bea is a graduate of the University of Manitoba’s Labour Studies program.

Bea’s passion for the rights of working people was ignited in 1987 when she and her UFCW Local 832 co-workers held the line for 125 days. Since then, Bea has served workers and their families as an activist, workers’ advocate, negotiator, community organizer and labour leader. 

Since her election, the labour movement has achieved great victories that improve the lives of working people in Canada.