Nicholas Marcus Thompson is an award-winning advocate, labor union, and non-profit executive. He strives to dismantle systemic discrimination from Canada's civil services, labour unions, and all other areas of Canadian life. He has been featured as a speaker at many prestigious institutions such as Amnesty International, the Senate of Canada, and the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.
Mr. Thompson has served in many elected roles in Canada's labour movement. Since 2018 he has served as the President of the Union of Taxation Employees Toronto North, representing workers at the Canada Revenue Agency. He previously served as 2nd A/Regional Executive Vice President, Vice President of the Greater Toronto Area Council, and Chair of the Toronto Racially Visible Committee at the Public Service Alliance of Canada.
In 2020, Mr. Thompson mobilized federal public service workers and filed a $2.5 billion class action lawsuit against the entire federal public service for discrimination against Black workers. In 2022, Mr. Thompson was appointed to serve as Executive Director for the Black Class Action Secretariat, the non-profit organization that is leading the charge to combat systemic racism and discrimination.
Mr. Thompson's relentless advocacy for marginalized workers has led to legislative and policy changes to remove barriers that workers face in employment.
Mr. Thompson is the proud recipient of the Bob Marley Humanitarian Award for his commitment to the advancement and development of his community. Mr. Thompson was also honored with the Activist of the Year Award by the Public Service Alliance of Canada.
Thompson was named Activist of the Year in 2020 for his activism in the labour movement.