Richard Ziemanski is Third Vice Chairperson for Component 4. "I have been BCGEU member since 1997. In 2009 I was elected to local and component executive and since that time my true activism has started. I wear many hats and do represent our members as a shop steward, a member of the OHS committee, as well a member of the joint union management committee. My past experience includes elected positions as a local Treasurer and a component first vice. Currently I serve as Local 401 second vice-chair person and third vice-chair person of Component 4.
"In addition, I am BCGEU union observer, Victoria Labour Council Trustee and a delegate and also a member of the PE International Solidarity committee. The most important aspect of my union activism is solidarity, because solidarity keeps us strong and united. Beside my union activism I enjoy globetrotting (I did a trip around the world). I live in Victoria with my wife Eva and my son Jeremy."