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
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
COMMITTEES and DELEGATES
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
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.