The Next General Meeting will take place on September 21, 2019 at 9:30 a.m., Hollywood Road, Room 2

The agenda will be posted in early September.

Fall Retirement Planning Workshop – November 14-16, 2019

Please email the Union office if you would like to attend the fall Retirement Planning Workshop.  It will be held at Hollywood Road Education Services, Hollywood Road, Kelowna, on November 14-16, 2019.

Please note that you must have your supervisor’s permission to attend. Also, you may not be allowed to attend if there are other members in the same job category also attending from your school/site.

To sign up, email our CUPE office at

Thank you.

President's Message

Local bargaining is ongoing.  The CUPE Bargaining Committee will meet with the Employer’s Bargaining Committee July 9th and 11th.  If there are any concerns re: bargaining, limited information will be posted on this website.

As we wind down for the school year, all Operations staff at Dease Road get busier.  Our trades and grounds members are working on schools and sites ensuring all major and minor repairs are made before September.  Most of our custodians will also be working getting schools in tip top shape for school opening.  Central Stores will also be very busy filling elementary orders, doing pick up and delivery,  clean outs and much more from now throughout the summer.

Thanks to all members working through the summer!

Just a reminder that our first General Meeting is Saturday, September 21st.

We wish everyone a great summer with family and friends.  See you all in September!!

We’ve had many calls and emails from members asking how to contact shop stewards regarding their questions or concerns.  For your convenience, the following is a list of shop stewards and their email addresses.

General (Student Supervisors):  Ronn Dunn –

Aboriginal Advocate:  Simone Gauthier –

Clerical/Library Assistant:  Shelley Yost –

Custodial:  Colleen Elder –

Operations: Ron Hoekstra –

Student Support Services:  Teri Wishlow –

Student Support Services:  Vacancy

Transportation:  Duane Wheatley –

CUPE Local 3523 strives for fairness, equality, and a harassment-free workplace.  Union solidarity is based on the principle that union members are equal and deserve mutual respect at all levels.

Thank you,

David Tether, President