Lois Rugg

Lois is President of CUPE Local 4879, Thompson Rivers University Support Staff Member of the University Standing Committee and bargaining Committee President of the Kamloops and District Labour Council. She is serving a 2-year term on the BC Federation of Labour Executive Council representing the Southern Interior Labour Councils and is also the former Co-Chair […]

Kari Scott-Whyte

Kari Scott-Whyte (she/her) is honoured to be serving in her first term as Regional Vice-President for the Metro region. Elected to the Executive of CUPE Local 391 in 2016, she is now in her second term as President, representing 750 library workers in three public library systems from across the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, […]

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.

Tony Rebelo

Tony is currently the President of Local 7000, which represents SkyTrain and Southern Rail workers.  He has been a union advocate for the past 18 years holding different positions within his Local.  He currently sits on the CUPE BC Occupational Health & Safety and Transportation Committees and was appointed to the National Transportation Committee in early 2020.  He is […]

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 […]

Amber Leonard

Amber Leonard is a Regional Vice-President of CUPE BC representing Vancouver Island. Elected in May 2015, Amber is a CUPE member in the Sooke School District. She has been an activist for many years, is currently the president of the Vancouver Island District Council and served as a Trustee with CUPE BC for two terms […]

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 […]