On behalf of our entire team, I’d like to thank everyone for their support in our TWU International election. People win and people lose but our issues remain. People ask why do we choose to run in an election when it’s nearly impossible to topple the incumbent? We knew going in that we were a long shot. But no other time gives us as much of an opportunity to present and discuss the issues as an election. There hasn’t been an election in the International in 16 years. Without a challenge to the leadership, there is no accountability. Coronations and coup d’tat is no way to decide our leadership. It’s the democratic process that makes us strong. We’ll go into that further and go over the difference that we’ve made and the agenda for the future.
Be proud. We brought democracy to a dictatorship. We wanted to give the members a choice and we accomplished that. We’re hoping accountability comes from our efforts. Our team pledges to march into the future with our heads high and the badge of true trade unionism over our hearts. We will continue to champion the cause of strong Unionism through a member driven democracy. Inclusion is the key to power. Again, thank you and we look forward to the road ahead.