About us

Executive, Trustees and Stewards

This is your 2018 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-touchiconVacant, Young Worker Representative

250-762-8576

youngworker@cupe338.ca

 

cupe-touchiconChris MacKay, Membership Officer

250-859-9349

membership@cupe338.ca

 

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

250-469-8441

cokvpinside@cupe338.ca

 

cupe-touchiconLarry Oakley, Vice President, City of Kelowna-Outside Workers

250-309-2403

cokvpoutside@cupe338.ca

 

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

 

lakecountryvp@cupe338.ca

 

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Andrew Cammell, Vice President, Glenmore Ellison Improvement District

250-864-6870

geidvp@cupe338.ca

 

Cody Anderson, Vice President, Kelowna Airportcupe-touchicon

250-762-8576

airportvp@cupe338.ca

 

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Scott Bruce, Vice President (1st), Regional District of Central Okanagan

250-878-2494

rdcovp1@cupe338.ca

 

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Blaise Laveay, Vice President (2nd), Regional District of Central Okanagan

250-258-1441

rdcovp2@cupe338.ca

 

Vacant, Museumcupe-touchicon

250-763-2417

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 – Maryann Allan
1 Year Trustee – Bryan Mazda

 

Stewards

City of Kelowna
City Hall- Irene Wangler  zephryn@shaw.ca or 250-215-1586
Windsor Road – Maryann Allan maryannallan58@gmail.com or 250-763-5519
Parks – Don Orr  donorr17@yahoo.ca or 778-363-1700
Parks – Shelley Zimmer shellzim@hotmail.com or 250-718-8280
Parks – David Scott 250-864-0237
Landfill – Darren Gulbe  darrengulbe21@gmail.com or 250-801-7568
RCMP –
WWTP – Henry Kohout  hkohout@icloud.com or 250-469-1659
Yards –
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
Aaron Geck ageck@lakecountry.bc.ca or 250-864-2965
Glenmore Ellison Improvement District (GEID)
Daniel King dking@geid.org or 250-826-8583
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)
Dustin Siewert dustinsiewert@live.ca

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 bargainng 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 office for information on this committee:  admin@cupe338.ca

Women’s Committee

The Women’s Comittee 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 (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 Executive Sponsors for this committee:  Larry Oakley at cokvpoutside@cupe338.ca  or Andrew Cammell at geidvp@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!

In 2015 we moved the venue back to the Coast Capri Hotel and it was a huge success.  Please save the date of December 15, 2018 to attend the CUPE 338 Christmas Party. More details regarding the cost and availability of tickets will be available closer to the date of the event.

For further information regarding the CUPE 338 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

Children’s Christmas Party – The Children’s Christmas Party is for the children of our members.  It will be at Scandia on Sunday, November 25, 2018 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 Sponsor for this committee: Larry Oakley at cokvpoutside@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:  Kelsey Versteeg at youngworker@cupe338.ca