About us

Executive, Trustees and Stewards

This is your 2020 Executive:

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Ken Pommier, President

250-762-8576

pres@cupe338.ca

 

cupe-touchiconDeb Tomlinson, Chief Shop Steward

250-826-6056

shopsteward@cupe338.ca

 

cupe-touchiconRita Sztepanacz, Secretary-Treasurer

250-469-8566

sectrea@cupe338.ca

 

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Patty Holloway, Recording Secretary

250-212-3414

recsec@cupe338.ca

 

cupe-touchiconAmanda Schuffels, Young Worker Representative

250-826-9076

youngworker@cupe338.ca

 

cupe-touchiconAaron Geck, Membership Officer

250-864-2965

membership@cupe338.ca

 

cupe-touchiconGraham March, Vice President, City of Kelowna-Inside Workers

250-469-8441

cokvpinside@cupe338.ca

 

cupe-touchiconAlyssa Schubert, Vice President, City of Kelowna-Outside Workers

250-681-3720

cokvpoutside@cupe338.ca

 

Annie Lynch, Vice President, District of Lake Countrycupe-touchicon

250-718-5647

lakecountryvp@cupe338.ca

 

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Daniel King, Vice President, Glenmore Ellison Improvement District

250-826-8583

geidvp@cupe338.ca

 

Cody Anderson, Vice President, Kelowna Airportcupe-touchicon

250-317-3078

airportvp@cupe338.ca

 

cupe-touchiconScott Bruce, Vice President (1st), Regional District of Central Okanagan

250-878-2494

rdcovp1@cupe338.ca

 

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Chad Garecht, Vice President (2nd), Regional District of Central Okanagan

250-762-8576 / 250-878-2494

rdcovp2@cupe338.ca

 

Jill Evans, Museumcupe-touchicon

778-478-0325

museumvp@cupe338.ca

 

Jeff Clark, BMIDcupe-touchicon

250-859-5939

bmidvp@cupe338.ca

 

Lynda Davy, Vice President, Commissionairescupe-touchicon

250-575-5997

commissvp@cupe338.ca

 

Trustees

3 Year Trustee – VACANT
2 Year Trustee – VACANT
1 Year Trustee – Maryann Allan

 

Stewards

City of Kelowna
  • Arena/Stadium – Ken Leis
  •  250-470-8577
  • City Hall- Irene Wangler
  •   zephryn@shaw.ca or 250-215-1586
  • Community Theatre – Rusty Gahr
  •  rgahr@kelowna.ca or 250-469-8942
  • Landfill – Lee Ewen
  •  leeewen@live.ca or 250-718-5698
  • Parks – David Scott
  •  250-864-0237
  • Parks – Don Orr
  •   donorr17@yahoo.ca or 778-363-1700
  • PRC – Shelley Courtney
  •  shelley@rezgeek.com or 250-864-9335
  • RCMP – Karen Bamford
  •  kbamford@shaw.ca or 250-899-1786
  • Windsor Road – Maryann Allan
  •  maryannallan58@gmail.com or 250-763-5519
  • Yards – Larry Oakley
  •  larryoakley65@gmail.com or 250-309-2403
  • Yards – Ross Whalen
  •  rosconow@yahoo.com or 250-878-0443
    City of Kelowna – Airport
    Mike Geistlinger mikegeistlinger@hotmail.com or 250-864-2822
    Commissionaires
    Kelly James kelly_d_james@hotmail.com
    District of Lake Country
    Paul Dupuis dupuis72@telus.net or 250-808-7012
    Lea Kuntz  lkunz@lakecountry.bc.ca or 250-717-6326
    Glenmore Ellison Improvement District (GEID)
    Danielle James danielle.james@hotmail.ca or 403-922-0137
    Regional District of Central Okanagan (RDCO)
    WWTP – Greg Beloin  greg.beloin@gmail.com or 778-214-1535
    KLO Building – Angela Lambrecht lamb9@telus.net
    Kelowna Museum
    Vacant  museumvp@cupe338.ca or 250-763-2417
    Southeast Kelowna Irrigation District (SEKID)
    Vacant 250-762-8576

    Committees

    These are the committees named in our bylaws.  Here is a contact information, updates and information from each committee.

    Negotiating Committee

    The Negotiating Committee collects requirements and priorities from the membership and bargains with the employer to agree on a mutually beneficial collective agreement.  The committee members receive extensive CUPE Bargaining education and work with our National Representative to put forward additions and changes to the collective agreement.
    The members of the committee who actually do the bargaining are traditionally the President or the Vice President for the Unit, the National Representative, and 2 additional members to assist in taking notes and ensuring availability of CUPE at the bargaining table.  But more committee members are required to perform investigation of issues, conduct surveys and compile results, and help ensure the Bargaining Committee are aware of the desires of the membership.

    For further information regarding the Negotiating Committee or to offer your ideas and/or assistance, please email the Executive Sponsor for this committee: Ken Pommier at pres@cupe338.ca

    Grievance Committee

    The Grievance Committee manages the grievances raised by our members through their Shop Stewards.   The goal of the Shop Steward is to assist the member in resolving disagreements with their supervisors and managers without the need of entry into a formal grievance process.  However, sometimes a solution or compromise is unattainable and CUPE must initiate a grievance.  Due to confidentiality, details of grievances cannot be posted on the web site.  We encourage members to keep their Shop Stewards informed of issues in their area so that the Grievance Committee is aware.
    For further information regarding the Grievance Committee or to offer your ideas and/or assistance, please email the Executive Sponsor for this committee: Deb Tomlinson at shopsteward@cupe338.ca

    Education Committee

    CUPE 338 promotes the education of our members with the goal of encouraging them to be active in all phases of the union.   There are a multitude of CUPE Educational opportunities which are supported by CUPE 338. Some of the regularly scheduled workshops/seminars include:  Retirement Seminar, Shop Steward Training & Harrison Winter School.  For further information regarding courses and workshops available through the Education Committee or to offer your ideas and/or assistance, please email the Executive Sponsor for this committee:  Scott Bruce at rdcovp1@cupe338.ca

    Women’s Committee

    The Women’s Committee discusses issues that concern & interest women.

    On International Women’s Day each year, the Women’s Committee recognizes every woman CUPE member.

    For further information regarding the Women’s Committee or to offer your ideas and/or assistance, please email the Executive Sponsor for this committee:  Patty Holloway at recsec@cupe338.ca

    Committee Against Racism & Discrimination (CARD)

    For further information regarding the CARD Committee or to offer your ideas and/or assistance, please email the office for more information on this committee:  admin@cupe338.ca

    Health & Safety Committee

    For further information regarding the Health & Safety Committee or to offer your ideas and/or assistance, please email the Executive Sponsor for this committee:  Scott Bruce at rdcovp1@cupe338.ca

    Bylaw Committee

    The Bylaws Committee completed a review and revamp of the CUPE 338 Bylaws in 2011 so as to better support the growing membership and number of units.   The revised bylaws have been posted on the documents section of the website. The role of this committee from 2012 forward will be to perform and annual review of the bylaws and make recommendations to the Executive on proposed amendments.

    For further information regarding the Bylaws Committee or to offer your ideas and/or assistance, please email the Executive Sponsor for this committee:  Patty Holloway at recsec@cupe338.ca

    Social Committee

    The social committee has two separate events that it governs.  The CUPE 338 Christmas Party & the Children’s Christmas Party.

    CUPE 338 Christmas Party  – The CUPE 338 Christmas Party has traditionally been a time for good food, dancing and socializing for our members. No big boring speeches! All members are welcome dressed up or dressed down!

    2020 Christmas Party – Due to COVID-19, social distancing protocols remain in place therefore both the Adult Christmas party and the Children’s Christmas party are cancelled this year.

    For further information regarding the CUPE 338 Christmas Party Committee or to offer your ideas and/or assistance, please email the Executive Sponsor for this committee: Patty Holloway at recsec@cupe338.ca

    Children’s Christmas Party – The Children’s Christmas Party is for the children of our members.  It will be at Scandia on Sunday, December 1, 2019 from 11 am to 2 pm

    For further information regarding the Children’s Christmas Party Committee or to offer your ideas and/or assistance, please email the Executive Sponsors for this committee: Patty Holloway at recsec@cupe338.ca

    Membership Support

    CUPE 338 acknowledges major events in the lives of their members by way of flowers, fruit baskets, and donations to charity.   If you know of a member who is experiencing any the the following life changing events, please let us know so that appropriate acknowledgement and support can be made:  birth in the family, death in the family, illness or surgery.

    For further information regarding the Membership Support Committee or to offer your ideas and/or assistance, please email the Sponsor or Executive Sponsor for this committee:  Mardelle Corbett at mardellecorbett@hotmail.com  or Patty Holloway at recsec@cupe338.ca

    Return to Work Committee

    The Return to Work Committee works with management to ensure appropriate accommodation is provided to members returning to work after an absence due to health reasons.   The committee acts as an advocate for the member ensuring that he/she is eased back into the workforce in such a manner as to prevent any relapse or further aggrevation of their condition.   For further information regarding the Return to Work Committee or to offer your ideas and/or assistance, please email the Executive Sponsor for this committee:  Rita Sztepanacz at sectrea@cupe338.ca

    Municipal/Anti-Contracting Out Committee

    The Municipal/Anti-Contracting Out Committee promotes awareness of municipal issues within the CUPE membership.  The committee strives to protect Public Services, Municipal Employees and their jobs while being committed to keeping Public Services Public.

    The committee also engages with CUPE BC to ensure that the local is aware of Provincial and Federal legislation affecting municipalities.   One of the key initiatives of the Municipal Committee is to educate our members and the general public about the Federal Government CETA initiative which threatens our jobs.

    In this vein, the Contracting-In Committee are actively pursuing opportunities to bring services that had been contracted out back in-house.

    For further information regarding the Contracting-In Committee or to offer your ideas and/or assistance, please email the office for information on this committee:  admin@cupe338.ca

    Communicating CUPE Committee

    The Communicating CUPE Committee are responsible for all CUPE Bulletin Boards in the workplace.
    If you would like to post something on the CUPE Bulletin Boards, please contact the committee to be sure it is an appropriate item to be supported by CUPE Local 338.

    For further information regarding the Communicating CUPE Committee or to offer your ideas and/or assistance, please email the Executive Sponsor for this committee: Patty Holloway at recsec@cupe338.ca

    Community Action Tent Committee

    The Community Action Tent Committee attends community events to raise awareness about CUPE 338 in the community.  This Committee is always in need of volunteers to educate themselves on the initiatives and man the tent at the community events.   Some of the initiatives that the committee supportings are the 10% Shift Campaign and the Keeping it Public Campaign.

    For further information regarding the Community Action Tent Committee or to offer your ideas and/or assistance, please email admin@cupe338.ca

    Political Action Committee

    The Political Action Committee have a mandate to organize and coordinate initiatives which will ensure representation of CUPE’s political views in elected bodies affecting our local and sub-locals.  Our goal is to keep our members informed about basic political choices in our society and to participate in the political process.  CUPE, as a union, has a lot at stake in community elections. As public employees, our elected community leaders employ us, and their decisions affect our working lives daily.  Locally elected officials, like mayors, city councillors, regional district directors and school board trustees, all decide whether our working lives are governed by dignity and respect or by disdain and indifference.  Our goal is to ensure that our elected representatives share the common vision of community, respect and democracy.  As public employees, our political action means not only controlling our own destiny, but ensuring the communities we live and work in are places where we want our families, friends, and neighbours to live and thrive.

    For further information regarding the Political Action Committee or to offer your ideas and/or assistance, please email the Executive Sponsor for this committee: Ken Pommier at pres@cupe338.ca

    Job Evaluation & Reclassification Committee

    For further information regarding the Job Evaluation & Reclassification Committee or to offer your ideas and/or assistance, please email the Executive Sponsor for this committee: Ken Pommier at pres@cupe338.ca

    Young Worker’s Committee

    For further information regarding the Young Worker’s Committee or to offer your ideas and/or assistance, please email the Executive Sponsor for this committee:  Amanda Schuffels at youngworker@cupe338.ca