|Secretary Treasurer||José vanBerkelfirstname.lastname@example.org||250-492-2982 (union Office)|
|Recording Secretary||Erica McDowellemail@example.com||250-462-8590|
|2nd Vice President||Charlene Turnbullfirstname.lastname@example.org||250-485-7302|
|3rd Vice President||Tammy Carteremail@example.com||250-462-3343|
|JHS Unit Chairperson||Danielle Tearoefirstname.lastname@example.org||250-308-6023|
|NOYFSS Unit Chairperson||Craeg Pohorelicemail@example.com||250-260-1758|
|SD53 Unit Chairperson||Sean Harrisfirstname.lastname@example.org||250-460-0470|
|SD67 ACTING Unit Chairperson||Roberta Hormesemail@example.com||250 462-2877|
|SD83 Unit Chairperson||Tammie Korolukfirstname.lastname@example.org||250-253-3648|
- Nancy Boisvenue, Trustee from North Okanagan Shuswap
- Bonnie Hartskamp, Trustee from Okanagan Skaha
- Sandi Ward, Trustee from Okanagan Skaha
c/o José vanBerkel Phone: 250-492-2982
#2–624 Young Street Toll Free Phone: 1-877-287-3523
Penticton, BC V2A 5T2 Email: email@example.com
Unit Contact Information:
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The JEMC committee is a joint Union/Employer committee. The committee evaluates jobs to ensure that they are correctly rates base on nine factors. Pay rates are determined after the factors are rated.
The Occupational Heath & Safety Committee shall be comprised of the President or designate. and up to two OH&S representative(s) from each unit
The Good and Welfare Committee shall be comprised of the 3rd Vice President (Chair) and one member from each Unit
The Good & Welfare Committee shall be dedicated to supporting all members of CUPE 523 by providing recongition of those special events and other circumstances in accordance with guidelines developed by the Committee.
The Entertainment Committee shall be comprised of the 3rd Vice President and three (3) other members, Sub-committees may be created on an ad-hoc basis to organize events
The Local recognizes the value of Union education and shall provide appropriate educational opportunites to members in good standing
The Communications Committee shall be comprised of the 2nd Vice President (Chair), Recording Secretary and up to one member from each unit.
Welcome to CUPE Local 523. As a CUPE member, you are part of the largest Union in Canada. CUPE represents workers in health care, public schools, municipalities, libraries, universities, social services, public utilities, transportation, emergency services, and airlines.
CUPE 523 Structure
CUPE 523 has two community social services Units and three school district Units
Our community social service Units are:
- CUPE 523 John Howard Society, Vernon
- CUPE 523 North Okanagan Youth and Family Services Vernon
Our school district Units are:
- CUPE 523 North Okanagan Shuswap (School District #83)
- CUPE 523 Okanagan Similkameen (School District #53)
- CUPE 523 Okanagan Skaha (School District #67)
General and Unit Meetings
General Meetings: CUPE Local523 holds eight general meetings a year. Members are encouraged to attend the general meetings. Meeting notices are posted on CUPE bulletin boards and on our website.
Paid Mileage: Members shall be paid mileage to attend general meetings when they are driving two or more other members to the general meeting. (Local Bylaws, Section 4, d)
Child Care Services – Please contact your unit chair 4 days prior to the meeting if child care service is needed for you to attend.
Unit Meetings: Each Unit will hold informational meetings throughout the year. Unit members are also encouraged to attend these informational meetings. Meeting notices are posted on CUPE bulletin boards.
Getting Sworn In (Applying for Membership)
All employees covered by the CUPE Collective Agreement are required to be sworn in as a member as a condition of employment. You can be sworn in at any general meeting. As a sworn in member, you are guaranteed all the rights and privileges that come with Union membership, including voting rights, the right to strike pay, eligibility for CUPE bursaries available to the children of CUPE members and eligibility for the CUPE Death Benefit Fund or Hardship Fund.