About us

Executive and stewards

President: Shaneza Bacchus

Vice President-Lead Steward: Bridget Barker

2nd Vice President: Trish Everett

Secretary-Treasurer: Jamie Mendoza

Recording Secretary: Fiona Brady Lenfesty

Membership Officer - Health & Safety: David Kloepfer

Membership Officer - Young Worker: Sarp Yalçin

Unit 1 Rep: Yunxuan Pan

Unit 4 Rep: Khushpreet Kaur

Unit 5 Rep: Anna Reva

Communications Officer: Elina Jin


Please email or call the Union office for contact info of the steward in your unit and campus/building, along with details of your department and position.



The Union has various committees outside of the Executive to assist with the work of the local. Any member of the Local may participate on a committee. Committees currently recruiting members include: Advocacy & Activism, Social, and Young Workers. Members interested in volunteering, please contact the Union office.



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.