Native to Finland, Jorma Torkkeli migrated to Newfoundland in 1975 where he quickly picked up the nickname “Finny”.
Jorma joined IUOE Local 955 in 2001.
In his early union activities include becoming a member of the Canadian Union of Public Employees and joining the Newfoundland Association of Public Employees shortly after. Jorma served the union in various roles from Chief Job Steward to the President of the Local chapter. He has ensured that his involvement with the union is backed by knowledge and expertise with extensive training in the labour related fields.
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