Michelle Bennett

Michelle is the President of CUPE Local 748, which is comprised of the support staff of The Kootenay Lake School District #8 as well as the employees of Creston and District Community Complex and Creston Public Library. It has been her pleasure to serve her local since 2005 through bargaining, grievances, picket lines, arbitrations and […]

Debra Merrier

Debra has worked for the Surrey School District #36 for 20 years as an Indigenous Youth Care Worker. She joined Local 728 in 2006 as a Shop Steward and continues to work in many areas of our Local. At the Present time, her role is 2nd Vice-President and on the Constitution Bylaws/Education Committee.

Kirk Mercer

Kirk Mercer was re-elected Vancouver Island Regional Vice-President, at CUPE BC’s 57th annual Convention in 2021. He has been a proud CUPE member at the University of Victoria for 15 years. He currently serves as President for Local 951, and is also the Chair of the CUPE BC Skilled Trades Committee. Kirk previously held the […]

Sara Manchester

Sara Manchester is a Regional Vice-President of CUPE BC representing the Fraser Valley. She was elected to this position in May 2021.  Sara is a CUPE member at the Township of Langley. She has been actively involved with her Local since 2016 and is currently the President of CUPE Local 403 and serves as a […]

Rose Jurkic

Rose has been the President of CUPE 1123 Okanagan Regional Library Workers for over a decade. She is also the Chair of the CUPE BC Library Committee and Co-Chair of the CUPE National Library Committee.

Stephanie Goudie

Stephanie is a lifelong activist, and has been part of her Local Executive in Dawson Creek since 2014. She was a candidate for the BC NDP in 2017, and continues to work with the party as President of her Riding Association. She is passionate about progressive and human rights, and has served on the CUPE […]

Anita Early

District Council. She started serving her local in 2012 when she became a Steward and has been proud to continue supporting the members ever since.  Anita is honoured to have been elected as Alternate Regional Vice-President for the Kootenays in 2018 and now very proud to continue to serve as Regional Vice-President for the 2021-2023 […]

Sarah Bjorknas

Sarah has been a member of CUPE Local 23 in Burnaby since 1993 and is a Vice-President representing Library workers. She is currently President of the CUPE Metropolitan Vancouver District Council. Sarah is a community activist who is passionate about equity, dignity, justice, and peace.