CUPE Local 1978 has between 1,400 and 2,000 members depending on the time of year and represents four bargaining units:

  • Capital Regional District
  • Vancouver Island Health Authority (Health Science Professionals at Island Health)
  • West Shore Parks and Recreation Society
  • Greater Victoria Housing Society

Members work all across the Gulf Islands and the southern end of Vancouver Island.

Greater Victoria Housing Society Ratification

We Have a Deal!

The members who attended the February 13, 2024, Bargaining Ratification Meeting voted 95% in favour of accepting the Memorandum of Settlement reached with GVHS.

General Membership Meeting, May 1, 2024

Our next General Membership membership meeting will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, May 1, starting at 5:30 PM. Please see the Meetings page for details.

CUPE National has created procedures for hybrid membership meetings so we will be introducing those to our bylaws, beginning with notices of motion at the May 1 meeting.

Martine King, Panorama Recreation Centre CRD Coordinator
James Brenay, CRD Integrated Water Services, Tennyson Avenue CRD Chair
Tyler Lynk, CRD Integrated Water Services, McLoughlin Wastewater Treatment Plant CRD Steward
Ferron Olynyk VIHA Steward
Shane Reimer, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Regional Parks CRD Coordinator
Coral Lee Henderson, CRD Bylaw and Animal Care Services CRD Steward
Graziella Martin, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Regional Parks CRD Steward
CRD Integrated Water Services CRD Steward
CRD Steward
Brett Wicker, Panorama Recreation Centre CRD Steward
CRD Steward
CRD Integrated Water Services, Macaulay Point CRD Steward
CRD Steward
Blair Barrett, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Regional Parks CRD Steward
CRD Integrated Water Services, Tennyson Avenue CRD Steward
Panorama Recreation Centre CRD Steward
Tom Judge GVHS Steward
WSPRS Steward
Michael McKinley VIHA Steward
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Sceni Powers, CRD Financial Services, Major Projects Trustee
Carli Hliva, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Hartland Landfill Trustee
Frieda Shabrang, CRD Vice President
Tom Benjamin, CUPE Local 1978 President
Karley Field, CRD Finance, Payroll
Swati Scott VIHA Coordinator
James Kroening, CRD Integrated Water Services, Saanich Peninsula Wastewater Treatment Plant CRD Coordinator
Ryan Swan, Tony Smerychynski, CRD Integrated Water Services, McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant CRD Coordinator
Tony Smerychynski, CRD Integrated Water Services, McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant CRD Coordinator
Perry Watson, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Hartland Landfill CRD Steward
Jayden Grieve Chair GVHS
Lindsay Fumalle VIHA Chair
Shawn Davies, West Shore Parks & Recreation WSPRS Chair
Shirley Lyons, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Environmental Protection Treasurer
Coral Henderson, CRD Bylaw and Animal Care Services Secretary