About Us

Executive and Stewards

President – Scott Ferren
Vice-President – Jan Hakker
Treasurer – Ian Sparks
Recording Secretary – Deb Owen
Sergeant-at-Arms – Sam D’Anghera
Unit Chair 12.2 – Stefanie Yeoman
Unit Chair 12.3 – Jennifer Magliaro
Chief Steward 12.1 – Vacant
Chief Steward 12.2 – Cindy Cowell
Chief Steward 12.3 – Chelsea Stone

Trustees – Grace Goetheyn, Brian Oliver, Todd Mifflin

National Rep – Cathy Barrett


Labour Management

12.1 – Outside Workers
Sam D’Anghera
Jan Hakker

12.2 – Public Library
Lee-Ann Westerberg
Stefanie Yeoman

12.3 – Public Health
Jen Magliaro
Cathy Kocis
Rob Finlin

Our History

Our History:  CUPE  – Came into existence in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1963
A group of employees began to organize to seek better wages and working conditions.

  • Chartered – September  5, 1947 – National Organization of Civic, Utility and                                                                        Electrical Workers Local 12
  • Chartered – September 11, 1953 – National Union of Public Employees Local 12
  • Chartered – September 24, 1963 – Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 12

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.

National President
National Secretary-Treasurer