About us

Executive and stewards

Greg Rockwood
(709) 330-9994

Vice President
Denise Connolly
(709) 6820784

2nd Vice President
Neil Rumsey
(709) 746-4349

3rd Vice President
Linda Penney
(709) 691-6454

Allison Sheppard
(709) 746-5562

Recording Secretary
Brad Slade
(709) 770-8027

Chief Shop Steward
Charlene Carew
(709) 699-1307

Membership Officer
Kim Walsh
(709) 746-7136

Shop Steward - Custodians

Shop Steward - Secretaries & Board Office



Bargaining Committee for CUPE 1560:
President, Greg Rockwood
2nd Vice President, Neil Rumsey
Treasurer, Allison Sheppard
Brother, Dwayne Hickey
Brother, Roger Butt
(Alternate) Recording Secretary, Brad Slade



Equality statement

Union solidarity is based on the principle that union members are equal and deserve mutual respect at all levels. Any behaviour that creates conflict prevents us from working together to strengthen our union.

As unionists, mutual respect, cooperation and understanding are our goals. We should neither condone nor tolerate behaviour that undermines the dignity or self-esteem of any individual or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment.

Discriminatory speech or conduct which is racist, sexist, transphobic or homophobic hurts and thereby divides us. So too, does discrimination on the basis of ability, age, class, religion, language and ethnic origin.

Sometimes discrimination takes the form of harassment. Harassment means using real or perceived power to abuse, devalue or humiliate. Harassment should not be treated as a joke. The uneasiness and resentment that it creates are not feelings that help us grow as a union.

Discrimination and harassment focus on characteristics that make us different; and they reduce our capacity to work together on shared concerns such as decent wages, safe working conditions, and justice in the workplace, society and in our union.

CUPE’s policies and practices must reflect our commitment to equality. Members, staff and elected officers must be mindful that all persons deserve dignity, equality and respect.