This section of CUPE BC's website is intended for the media's use. For CUPE local representatives who require communications assistance, please contact your servicing representative.
Media contact information
During business hours, media representatives can reach the Communications department by calling the Regional office at 604.291.1940 and asking to speak with a Communications representative.
Depending on the kind of story you're working on, you'll want to speak with one rep in particular:
Clay Suddaby: For interviews with CUPE BC president Paul Faoro or CUPE BC Secretary – Treasurer Trevor Davies, questions about the CUPE BC website, CUPE BC's annual convention, or for stories about CUPE BC campaigns including Water Watch and anti-privatization, as well as issues such as pensions.
Janet Szliske: For information or interviews on Education issues affecting the K-12, Colleges and Universities sectors, as well as for stories about Young Workers or women's issues.
Steven Beasley: For information or interviews on Municipal issues, or for stories on Libraries, the SPCA, privatization, occupational health and safety, the environment and pay equity.
Dan Gawthrop: For questions about Local 873 Ambulance Paramedics, Community Social Services, Childcare, Local 1767 BC Assessment Authority, Local 1816 Pacific Blue Cross, the Community Heath sector, CUPE BC's Public Employee magazine, as well as stories about transportation, CUPE certified airlines, and the United Way, plus International Solidarity and Equality issues.
If you’re on a deadline, please let our switchboard know and they’ll have the person you want paged.
Need a local angle on a province-wide story? Looking for a local contact in the municipal, education or other sectors? We’ll do our best to help you find the sources you need.