Executive, Staff, and Stewards

Every year 1281 members elect their membership. Here’s a list of your 2016-2017 executive:
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Committees

Committees are made up of individuals selected by election at the local’s annual Convention. Committees meet in person at least twice a year and are permitted to use conference calls and email to undertake work.

The Governance Committee is chaired by the Vice-President and will be responsible to review, discuss the by-laws, standing policies, policies of CUPE, and new legislation that impacts the Local or unions in general. The Committee shall make recommendations for amendments or additions to the by-laws and policies of the Local. This Committee shall also undertake education work to inform members about any   changes in legislation that impact the work of their sector, public services, labour relations, equity or unions.

The Membership Development Committee is chaired by the Equity Officer and we will be responsible to discuss, recommend, develop and establish ways to engage members, communicate with and inform members about their union rights, and establish campaigns in the workplace that address equity issues and seek to minimize harassment and bullying in the workplace.

Additionally, Convention and/or Stewards’ Council may strike sub-committees as are considered appropriate for the needs and purposes of the Local.

Committee membership 2016-17
Committee Member
Membership, Governance, & Organizing Sabera Esufai
Membership, Governance, & Organizing Nusrat Huq
Membership, Governance, & Organizing Cheryl Athersych
Membership, Governance, & Organizing Alastair Woods
Membership, Governance, & Organizing Rebecca Strung
Governance Committee Heidi Krieger
Governance Committee Gavin Nowlan
Governance Committee Vita Carlino
Governance Committee Brad Evoy
Governance Committee 1 vacancy
Organizing Committee Baolinh Dang
Organizing Committee Gilary Massa
Organizing Committee Corey Scott
Organizing Committee Sheila Wilmot
Organizing Committee Shawn Hunsdale

What we do

CUPE Local 1281 is a proud local of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). CUPE democratically represents over 500,000 workers from across the country. The union collectively speaks for workers on issues like health care and workers’ rights to organize. At the same time, CUPE locals are largely autonomous, with the ability to hold their own positions and pursue local objectives.

As a composite local that represents workers in geographically disparate workplaces, the structure of CUPE 1281 is somewhat unique. Our structure consists of sub-locals with sub-local stewards, Steward’s Council, Convention, and an Executive Committee. In addition to the outline provided below, it is important to review the policy documents in the Resources and Documents section to understand the whole picture.

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