About us

Board Members

 

President: Leonard Gallant - lgallant@cupe.ca 

Leonard Gallant started as a shop steward in his Local 1779 shortly after starting his job in 1999 as a carpenter at PCH, a few years later became president of his Local and also became the Health West representative on Division, In May of 2018 he became Vice President of Division then in 2019 was elected as CUPE PEI President. Leonard is also President of the Provincial Health Council, and is the Regional Vice President for PEI

 

Vice President- Bobby Kennedy -  bobbkenn@hotmail.com

My name is Bobby Kennedy. I was elected to the division in 2015 as Eastern health rep. I am the Vice President of Local 805. I also am a member facilitator for CUPE. I enjoy my seat on division working alongside some great activists for our great union and look forward to doing so in the future.

 


Secretary-Treasurer: Linda Jones - lmjones@edu.pe.ca

Linda is a member of CUPE Local 3260. She works at Hernewood Intermediate School in West Prince as an Educational Assistant. She has been a CUPE member since 1998, and her CUPE activism began in 1999. Initially, Linda served as VP for CUPE Local 3260 for 3 years. This was followed up as Treasurer for 8 years and then served as President and Past President for 7 years. She continues to serve as a Trustee and Pension Representative for Local 3260. Along with the service to the local, Linda is currently CUPE PEI Division Treasurer and has held that position for the past 9 years. Linda has been trained as a Member Facilitator and continues to be involved with the CUPE Schools offered on PEI. She has recently served a 2-year term as the National Co-Chair for the Education Sector and has assisted with the Sector Conference.
Linda lives in Alberton with her husband Bruce and enjoys life in the rural setting with family and friends.

 


Recording Secretary: Jennifer LeBlanc - jenniferleblanc1@hotmail.com

Jennifer works at Summerset Manor and She has been a proud member of local 1779 since 2001. She became active in 2017 and served at the local level as Recording Secretary. She is currently the Vice President of her local and the Recording Secretary for the Health Council. She has been the Recording Secretary for CUPE PEI since 2022. She also sits on the National Global Justice Committee. Jennifer has a love for nature and animals and lives with her husband Kevin and their 5 fur-kids in Summerside.

 


Education West: Karyn Noble - noblehouse@pei.sympatico.ca

Karyn has worked as an Educational Assistant with the PSB and has been a proud CUPE member since 1991. She became active around 1996, serving on various Local committees, followed by Area VP, Recording Secretary, and then Area VP until the present. Karyn was an active CUPE PEI Education West member for 3 years, and then Recording Secretary for 6 years after a break is very pleased to return to the Board. Karyn has been a Member Facilitator for approximately 11 years. She is a committed and active Literacy advocate serving on the CUPE National Literacy Working Group for 13 years enjoying several terms as CO-Chair, a position she holds currently. She has also served several terms as the Chair of the CUPE PEI Literacy Committee and continues in this role. Karyn lives in Malpeque with her husband Jim, is the mother of one grown son, and two granddaughters, and together she and her husband operate a small B&B in the summer.

 

Health West: Cindy Ramsay – cindy072866@outlook.com

I live in Kensington with my husband john. I work as a combined service worker at Summerset Manor in Summerside. I have been employed with health PEI since 1999. I started out years ago as a shop steward in Local 1779 and have been the Vice President of 1779 for the past 6 years I am also on the national OH&S committee I was very proud and honoured to be elected as west prince health rep and to be able to sit on CUPE PEI division for the past couple years. I look forward to representing CUPE members to the best of my ability.

 

Island EMS, Atl Baptist and Group Homes: Donna Gormley – dnagormley2@hotmail.com

  • President of Locals 2523 and 5531
  • Donna started her engagement in the labor movement as a trustee, then she took on the role of shop steward. She has been president for the last 12 years.
  • Donna is a proud mother of 2 and grandmother of 3

 

Municipalities: Charlottetown & Summerside, Municipal Police: Pauline Gass  – pgass171@hotmail.com

I have been a proud CUPE member since July 2003, Local 830. For the last 16-yrs, I have been working with the Charlottetown Water & Sewer Utility as an Operations Clerk. While being with Local 830, I have been the Recording Secretary, Treasurer, Trustee, and now the President. I am the first female president of Local 830, which is a male dominate workforce. I have been on the Women's Committee, Privatization Committee, Literacy Committee, Environment Committee, and I am the Municipal Sector Division Representative.

I have been a single mother since 1995 after my late husband passed away. I have an adult son, Brad, who I am extremely proud of. People often tell me that I did it right with him. I had lots of support from my family and friends. I went back to school and received a diploma in Accounting & Executive Secretary. I have been volunteering with the QMJHL since 2003 when they came to Charlottetown (PEI Rocket then and now Charlottetown Islanders). I love volunteering. I currently chair the City's social Fund. I am the oldest of 4 children (there are 2 girls & 2 boys). I grew up and went to school in Charlottetown.

Education East: Rob Harding- merobbiet@gmail.com

Health East: Darren O'Connor - dr.oconnor@hotmail.com

Locals 1870 & 501 UPEI Police: Ashley Clark - ashleycharmaineclark@gmail.com

UPEI 1870 and 501 Security Police: Nouhad Mourad - vp-ads@cupe1870.ca

 

Committees

CUPE Members have the opportunity to sit on Provincial and National Communities. The work of these committees is very valuable to the work of CUPE. They provide an opportunity for engagement and also help us steer important initiatives and projects.

To sit on a National Committee, you must be elected to do so. However, if you are interested in joining, proposing ideas or volunteering with a Provincial Committee, reach out to us at cupepei@gmail.com

National Committee Members 

  • Aboriginal Council - Marie Doyle
  • Advisory Committee on Pensions - Donna Gormley
  • Child Care Working Group - Ashley Pridham
  • Contracting out and Privatization - Nicole Couture
  • Environment - Ron Blue
  • Global Justice - Jennifer LeBlanc
  • Health and Safety - Cindy Ramsay
  • Health Care Issues - Cheryl Koughan  
  • Library Workers - Vacant
  • Literacy - Karyn Noble
  • Pension Issues - Donna Gormley 
  • Pink Triangle - Robyn Sharp-Curry
  • Political Action - Chris Lewis
  • Post-Secondary - Ashley Clark
  • Rainbow- Vacant
  • Transportation - Cathy Richard
  • Women’s - Vacant
  • Young Workers - Vacant

Provincial Committee Members & Liaison's

  • Pension Issues - Division Liaison - Donna Gormley, Education Sector - Kelly Watts
  • PR Fund - Division Liaison - Linda Jones, Education Sector - Andrea Garlick, Health Sector -  Jane Robinson, 
  • PEI Bursary Committee - Division Liaison - Linda Jones
  • Contracting out and Privatization - Division Liaison - Pauline Gass, Education Sector - Rob Harding, Health Sector - Tanya Arsenault, Municipal Sector - Tamara Whitlock
  • Equality - Vacant
  • Literacy - Division Liaison - Karyn Noble, Education Sector - Rob Coughlin, Municipal Sector - Pauline Gass
  • Environment - Division Liaison - Donna Gormley, Education Sector - Rob Coughlin
  • Global Justice - Health Sector/Division Liaison - Jennifer LeBlanc , Education Sector - Bill Trowsdale
  • Occupational Health and Safety - Division Liaison - Cindy Ramsay, Education Sector - Derek Waite, Health Sector - Jennifer LeBlanc, University Sector - Laurel Fisher, Island EMS/Atl Baptist & Group Homes - Sue McAskill 
  • Women’s - Division Liaison - Ashley Clark, Education Sector Amie Gorveatt, Health Sector Shelley Gavin
  • Young Workers - Division Liaison - Nouhad Mourad, Education Sector - Sawyer Murphy

Ad Hoc Committees

  • Planning and Priorities - Leonard Gallant, Bobby Kennedy, Linda Jones, Jennifer LeBlanc, Sandy Harding, Simon Oulette, Servicing and Specialty Reps as Required
  • Finance Committee - Linda Jones, Pauline Gass, Donna Gormley, Bobby Kennedy
 

CUPE Locals

Below are the CUPE Locals on PEI. Some Locals maintain webpages, which are accessible by clicking their hyperlink.

501 - President Adam Dunn Adamdunn99@gmail.com Charlottetown Civic Employees

UPEI Security Police

Waste Water Treatment Plant

804 - President Steven Muncey stevencmuncey@gmail.com City of Summerside, Municipal Employees
805- President Rhonda Diamond rddiamond@cupe805.com

1051, President Robyn-Sharp Curry mustlovedogs1172@gmail.com

1778 - President Chris Lewis 1979gs850g@gmail.com

1779 - President Cindy Ramsay cindy072866@outlook.com

CUPE Health Sector Employees
830 - President Robbie Howatt robhowatt@hotmail.com Commissioners of Water and Sewer Supply
1145 -  President Jason MacKinnon jasonmackinnon116@msn.com PEI School Board Transportation Group
1174 - President Mike Stevenson mike.stevenson@city.summerside.pe.ca City of Summerside Police and Fire
1770  - President Tracy Campbell tracymcampbell@outlook.com School admin assistants, branch office admin, PEITF support staff & PEI Federation of Labor support staff.
1775 - President John Doucette johncupe1775@gmail.com School Board custodial and maintenance
1870 - President Ashley Clark president@cupe1870.ca University of Prince Edward Island
2523 - President Donna Gormley dnagormley2@hotmail.com Atlantic Baptist Home
3260 - President Carolyn Vandaele carolyn.vandaele@icloud.com School educational assistants, youth service workers, student attendants, and workplace assistants employed by the Island School Boards
3324 - President Jason Woodbury jason.woodbury@eastlink.ca Island EMS
3373 - President Priscilla Pound pillypound75@gmail.com Queen's County Residential Services
4893 - President Andrew Griffin a_griffin8@yahoo.com Town of Kensington
5331 - President Donna Gormley dnagormley2@hotmail.com Atlantic Baptist Home
 

About CUPE PEI

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Prince Edward Island Division has been formed in order to improve and maintain the social, economic and general welfare of its members, workers and retired workers. We stand to defend and add the civil rights and liberties of workers in the public service and to preserve the rights and freedoms of democratic trade unions.

CUPE PEI represents over 3300 members on the Island in many sectors such as municipalities, healthcare, long term care, K-12 education and post-secondary education.

CUPE PEI is involved in promoting suitable legislative measures within PEI to further the interest, aims and objectives of CUPE members, as well as promoting the maximum participation of locals in the Canadian Labour Congress and the PEI Federation of Labour.

CUPE PEI also assists in the organization of unorganized workers generally, and public employees in particular. We actively promote educational, legislative and social action for lasting improvements for workers.

 

 

Unionize Your Workplace

Have questions on what a union like CUPE could do for you so you and your colleagues have better rights at work? Get the info you need to make the right decision. Contact Stacy Delaney, the CUPE organizer on our Island,  at sdelaney@cupe.ca or call/text her at 902-315-4366.

Throughout Canada, workers have the right to join a union to improve their working conditions. A union is all about building workers' strength through solidarity, collective action, and collective bargaining.

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If you work in the PEI public sector, but do not benefit from the protection and strength that a union offers, call or email us. Our CUPE union organizer will talk to you to help you organize a union in your workplace.

Stacy Delaney, the CUPE organizer on our Island, is available by email at sdelaney@cupe.ca and by phone at 902-315-4366.

In CUPE the members are in charge. Each CUPE local decides its priorities for bargaining, when to settle a new contract, and how to manage funds. Together we maintain and improve wages and benefits, improve health and safety conditions, and make your workplace better.