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Executive and stewards


Elected Officers, Stewards and Committee Chairpersons



President:  Rebecca Baugniet

Vice-President:  Adrienne Else

Treasurer: Vicki Sundher

Recording Secretary: Marianne Baatz

Membership Secretary: Fatima Ferreira

Correspondence Secretary: Kelly Lisson

UMC Member at Large:  Heather Murch



Central (1): Caitlin Ottenbreit

Central (2): Kyla Butler

Bruce Hutchison: Delia Filipescu

Central Saanich: Debbie Chu

Emily Carr: Melissa Worobel

Esquimalt: Sharlene Patterson

Goudy/Langford: Vacant

Juan de Fuca/CaTS: Tracy Obsniuk

Nellie McClung: Stuart McLean

Oak Bay: Melina Edwards

Saanich Centennial: Robyn Little

James Bay: Sue Grant


Art Gallery of Greater Victoria: Salma Naili, Tony Adams



3 Year Term: Aaron Thom

2 Year Term: Devon Tatton

1 Year Term: Megan Clark



Chair – Occupational Health and Safety: Adrienne Else

Union Management Committee: Rebecca Baugniet, Adrienne Else, Heather Murch (M@L)

Bargaining Committee: Fatima Ferreira, Rebecca Baugniet, Heather Murch (M@L)

CUPE Scholarship Committee: Kate Rutherford

CUPE 410 Scholarship Committee: Melissa Worobel

Education Committee: Vacant

Vancouver Island District Council (3): Sue Grant

Victoria Labour Council (2): Aaron Thom, Karen Cofield



Bargaining Committee (2): Ellen Manning, M. Ali Kahn

Union Management Committee (2): Ellen Manning, M. Ali Kahn

Stewards: Salma Naili, Tony Adams




Equality statement

Union solidarity is based on the principle that union members are equal and deserve mutual respect at all levels. Any behaviour that creates conflict prevents us from working together to strengthen our union.

As unionists, mutual respect, cooperation and understanding are our goals. We should neither condone nor tolerate behaviour that undermines the dignity or self-esteem of any individual or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment.

Discriminatory speech or conduct which is racist, sexist, transphobic or homophobic hurts and thereby divides us. So too, does discrimination on the basis of ability, age, class, religion, language and ethnic origin.

Sometimes discrimination takes the form of harassment. Harassment means using real or perceived power to abuse, devalue or humiliate. Harassment should not be treated as a joke. The uneasiness and resentment that it creates are not feelings that help us grow as a union.

Discrimination and harassment focus on characteristics that make us different; and they reduce our capacity to work together on shared concerns such as decent wages, safe working conditions, and justice in the workplace, society and in our union.

CUPE’s policies and practices must reflect our commitment to equality. Members, staff and elected officers must be mindful that all persons deserve dignity, equality and respect.