The steward is primarily a problem solver. “Solving” could mean mediating a dispute between two members, talking informally to a supervisor, submitting a written grievance, or referring the problem to the union Health and Safety or Bargaining Committee. — CUPE Steward’s Handbook.

Not sure if you should call? See: When should I contact a steward? for more about what stewards do for our members.

Chief Steward:

Deputy Chief Steward:

  • Bo Love                           250-472-5109   250-634-8440 (cell)


  • Jeta Rugova-Plakolli    250-472-4545    250-588-9774 (cell)
  • Andrea Roszmann        250-721-8036    250-213-1397 (cell)
  • Ashleigh Burns              250-721-8675     778-868-3402 (cell)

Return to Work and Accommodation Officers:

  • Laurie Whyte      250-721-7623                               
  • Pat Shade            250-721-6556   250-882-2811 (cell)
  • Kate Brooks        250-721-6672                               
  • Kara White          250-721-8245                              
  • Diana Foreland  250-721-8501                               

This list of your Union Representation includes all stewards and return to work and accommodation officers.