A Quick Update

Hi All,

Just wanted to give a quick little update about this site. I`m just getting the hang of how to use and update it. I have added our next General Membership Meeting under the events section and I`ve begun updating the Contact Us section. Baby steps.

I should have all the information updated very soon, and I thank you for your patience.

In Solidarity,
Haley Somerville
Communications Committee

Message from the Election Committee

The Election Committee has been working hard to maintain integrity during the process of planning this election, so that all members’ interests have been considered.

All current and retired members are welcome to attend this general meeting & election.

We look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday, March 30, 2019, for this important meeting.

Please remember that the doors will be open at 9am for registration.

Candidate Bio’s

PRESIDENT

Candidate Name: Barb DeRoche

Current Job Position: Ward Clerk

Job Location: HDH Site

Position Running For: President

Why you are the best candidate for this position? (Brief 2 – 3 sentences):
Brothers & Sisters
As the government continues to infringe on our basic rights and use us as their excuse to impose more cuts and privatize our services, it has only reaffirmed in my heart that serving as your President is where I can contribute in a productive and positive way to advance the goals and build on the legacy of CUPE 1974. As an employee and Union Activist for the past 19 years I have held a number of positions such as Health & Safety Rep, Chief Steward, local President for almost 10years & Staff Representative; certificates for the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) Labour College Intensive Program, CLC Instructors Training and much more. As with any organization there will always change, I look forward to working collectively together to build, mobilize and strength our Local.

 

Candidate Name: BRENT TOUSIGNANT

Current Job Position: ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES ASSISTANT

Job Location: KGH SITE

Position Running For: PRESIDENT

Why you are the best candidate for this position? (Brief 2 – 3 sentences):

I have the experience it takes to build our newly merged CUPE 1974 into a Local that will ensure that all members are represented and protected through this time of transition and throughout this elected term. Whether its merger changes at the hospital or the upcoming changes to healthcare by the Provincial Government, CUPE Local 1974 needs to be ready to fight to protect our members and their jobs. Communication and transparency are important to me am I am committed to continually expanding the way CUPE Local 1974 communicates with members beyond membership meetings including social media, website and email.

 

Candidate Name: Joseph Lusby

Current Job Position: Environmental Services Assistant

Job Location: KGH

Position Running For: President

Why you are the best candidate for this position? (Brief 2 – 3 sentences):

I have represented the local for 7 of the last 9 years as a Steward, 2 years as Chief Steward. I believe that the local needs to have solid leadership here at home, before we can be leaders across the province. I will strive to increase transparency, work to better the lives of our members and help start the conversation of what role CUPE 1974 has, as mandated by you, the member.

VICE-PRESIDENT

Candidate Name: Angela Hodgson

Current Job Position: RPN

Job Location: KGH Resource Pool

Position Running For: Vice President

Why you are the best candidate for this position? (Brief 2 – 3 sentences):
Hello Brothers and Sisters, I am a 15-year employee, working the last two terms as a Union Steward, Organizer and Co-Chair of the RPN Committee. I am hardworking, a good listener, logical, positive, a great communicator and overall respect each one of our members and their confidentiality and if I don’t know the answer, I will not quit until I get it. I truly believe that the past merger has only made our voices stronger and welcome our new members and invite existing members to get involved so we are that much stronger moving forward.
Thank you
In Solidarity;
Angela Hodgson

 

Candidate Name: Barb DeRoche

Current Job Position: Ward Clerk

Job Location: HDH Site

Position Running For: Vice President

Why you are the best candidate for this position? (Brief 2 – 3 sentences):
Brothers & Sisters
As the government continues to infringe on our basic rights and use us as their excuse to impose more cuts and privatize our services, it has only reaffirmed in my heart that serving as your President is where I can contribute in a productive and positive way to advance the goals and build on the legacy of CUPE 1974. As an employee and Union Activist for the past 19 years I have held a number of positions such as Health & Safety Rep, Chief Steward, local President for almost 10years & Staff Representative; certificates for the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) Labour College Intensive Program, CLC Instructors Training and much more. As with any organization there will always change, I look forward to working collectively together to build, mobilize and strength our Local

Candidate Name: Laurie Cameron

Current Job Position: RPN

Job Location: KGH SITE

Position Running For: Vice President
Why you are the best candidate for this position? (Brief 2 – 3 sentences):
My interest in becoming your Vice President has been fuelled by the recent changes in our healthcare system and the almagamation of our two hospital sites. I have been an RPN for over 23 year’s and as a co-worker/peer I am confident in my ability to support, advocate & represent you with compassion & equality. As your Vice President it is my goal to bring unity between sites and will represent all members honestly and fairly

Candidate Name: Jason Matheson
Current Job Position: Environment Assistant
Job Location: KGH site
Position Running For: Vice President

Why you are the best candidate for this position? (Brief 2 – 3 sentences): Hello Brothers and Sisters My name is Jason Matheson I have been involved on the executive for the last 4 terms and have served as a steward for 2 terms and as the chief steward for the other 2 terms and I feel that I have a lot to offer the Local as your Vice President and / or your KGH site Chief steward

 

Candidate Name: BRENT TOUSIGNANT

Current Job Position: ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES ASSISTANT

Job Location: KGH SITE

Position Running For: VICE-PRESIDENT

Why you are the best candidate for this position? (Brief 2 – 3 sentences):

I have the experience it takes to build our newly merged CUPE 1974 into a Local that will ensure that all members are represented and protected through this time of transition and throughout this elected term. Whether its merger changes at the hospital or the upcoming changes to healthcare by the Provincial Government, CUPE Local 1974 needs to be ready to fight to protect our members and their jobs. Communication and transparency are important to me am I am committed to continually expanding the way CUPE Local 1974 communicates with members beyond membership meetings including social media, website and email.

 

Candidate Name: Joseph Lusby

Current Job Position: Environmental Services Assistant

Job Location: KGH

Position Running For: Vice President

Why you are the best candidate for this position? (Brief 2 – 3 sentences):

As VP (KGH site), I bring knowledge, patience and 7 years’ experience to this position. I will work to bring transparency and your mandate to the executive. I firmly believe in local autonomy and will strive to create a solid foundation for our local at home. 

 

Candidate Name: TERRY PASCOAL
Current Job Position: SUPPLY ASSISTANT
Job Location: KGH SITE
Position Running For: FIRST VP / SITE VP
Why you are the best candidate for this position? (Brief 2 – 3 sentences):
Hello Sisters and Brothers,

As a 30 year employee and having worked at both sites and have personally experienced the day to day struggles our members deal with on daily bases. I have been actively involved in the Union for many years having served on a number of committees, held positions as a steward and was a former Vice President for 2 years and I am confident I have the knowledge and experience to successfully fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the VP role; I believe in Union as “WE”, not I or them, he or she, but “US”. I believe in accountability, transparency and putting our local first and with that being said “WE” have a lot of continued work ahead in this upcoming term and I am dedicated to fighting for the rights of our union members and I look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday.

In solidarity,
Terry Pascoal

TREASURER

Candidate Name: Genevieve Kicinski

Current Job Position: Accounts Receivable Clerk – Finance Dept.

Job Location: 72 Barrie St.

Position Running For: Treasurer

Why you are the best candidate for this position? (Brief 2 – 3 sentences):

I have worked within the financial sector in various facets for over 25 years and have acquired a broad set of competencies from working in banks as a personal banker; controller and in public accounting. The environments were fast paced, diverse, required strong interpersonal, organizational and analytical skills.

Having worked in a variety of positions and businesses has given me a broad range of experience which will enable me to perform the duties of Treasurer. 

 

Candidate Name:Jane Petersen

Current Job Position: Jr Financial Analyst in Payroll

Job Location: KGH Site

Position Running For: Treasurer

Why you are the best candidate for this position? (Brief 2 – 3 sentences):

I am a 21 year employee of KHSC with a strong working knowledge of our collective agreement with 45 combined years of education and work related experience with numbers, dollars and finances. In prior years I have serviced 2 years as a steward, 4 years as Treasurer and a member of the bargaining team. I live and breathe the numbers game and will apply my knowledge, experience with commitment and dedication to uphold and maintain our finances, financial records and protect our rights and collective agreement.

 

Candidate Name:                    Carrie Lindsay

Current Job Position:              Research Coordinator in Oncology

Job Location:                           KGH

Position Running For:  Treasurer

Why you are the best candidate for this position?  (Brief 2 – 3 sentences):

CUPE Local 1974 Brothers and Sisters, My experience in the union started as a Health and Safety Rep and then a steward for the last 10 years and Chief Steward the last year. As Treasure I will keep accurate financial records, show the financial reports in a clear and concise manner with full transparency and support the executive, local committees and the membership to continue to defend our rights and the collective agreement. 

In solidarity, 

Carrie Lindsay 

 

Candidate Name:  TAMMY BENTLEY

Current Job Position: BED ALLOCATOR

Job Location: KINGSTON GENERAL HOSPITAL SITE

Position Running For: TREASURER

Why you are the best candidate for this position? (Brief 2 – 3 sentences): Im an experienced union advocate and currently hold the position of CUPE 1974 treasurer, CUPE council treasurer and OCHU Area 5 treasurer as well I have been elected 3 terms as Recording Secretary, 2 terms as trustee and 2 terms as a steward for a total of 19 years experience. I have presented balanced budgets for the last 3 years, and our local ended 2018 with a sizeable surplus!! I have donated my time to every committee; bylaws – 4 terms, newsletters 5 terms, social committee 15+ years and I thank you for your continued support. 

 

RECORDING SECRETARY

Candidate Name: Sherry Cameron

Current Job Position: Registration Clerk

Job Location: Cancer Clinic

Position Running For: Recording Secretary

Why you are the best candidate for this position?
I’m currently in the role of Recording Secretary and prior to that I was a steward for 6 years. I’ve been on the bylaw committee for 2 terms, political action committee, I am currently on Cupe council as a trustee , and feel that I am approachable and will try my best to help any member in need, I will embrace change.
Thanks and good luck to all the candidates

 

Candidate Name:                    Carrie Lindsay

Current Job Position:              Research Coordinator in Oncology

Job Location:                           KGH

Position Running For:          Recording Secretary

Why you are the best candidate for this position?  (Brief 2 – 3 sentences):

CUPE Local 1974 Brothers and Sisters, My experience in the union started as a Health and Safety Rep and then a steward for the last 10 years and Chief Steward the last year. As Recording Secretary I will keep accurate records, provide clear reports back to the membership and continue to support the executive, committees and the membership to defend our rights and the collective agreement. 

In solidarity, 

Carrie Lindsay 

 

GRIEVANCE OFFICER

Candidate Name: Cari Hanna

Current Job Position: Outpatient Registration Clerk

Job Location: Armstrong 1 Clinic Admin Office

Position Running For: Grievance Officer KGH Site

Why you are the best candidate for this position? (Brief 2 – 3 sentences):

I believe in the direction of local 1974 and make it a priority to not only represent our members at work but also in the community, to help our local continue to be known in our community. With the changes that we have been through, I believe now is the time to get more involved.

 

HEALTH AND SAFETY CHAIR

Candidate Name: Natasha Pilon 

Current Job Position: Medical secretary in the X-Ray dept @ HDH SITE

Job Location: HDH Site

Position Running For: Health and safety chair

Why you are the best candidate for this position? (Brief 2 – 3 sentences):

I have worked for KHSC for 10 years and been in charge of my depts. Health and safety for the past 5 years. I’m a passionate person and will fight for our members rights.

 

Candidate Name: Angela Hodgson
Current Job Position: RPN

Job Location: KGH Resource Pool

Position Running For: Health and Safety Chair

Why you are the best candidate for this position?
Hello Brothers and Sisters of Cupe 1974, I am a 15-year employee at KGH site starting out as a PCA and then continuing my education completing my RPN. I feel that my experience as a front line worker in the float pool over these past years, has provided me with the opportunity to understand the different areas of the hospital, and the trials and tribulations that we all experience. I am very passionate about the health and safety of our members and will work hard to make sure that we are doing what we can to make KHSC a safe place to work.
In Solidarity;
Angela Hodgson

 

Candidates Name: Julie Vanluven

Current Job Position: Full-time Environmental Services

Job Location: Kingston General Hospital site

Position Running For: Health and Safety Chair

Why are you the best candidate for this position?(Brief 2-3 sentences) I have worked at Kingston General Hospital for 20 years- I have worked in Nutrition, Environmental and Portering. I have been a Steward for 8 years and attended many meetings with Hospital staff and Managers I am interested in this position as I still intend on being active in CUPE 1974- and attend all the meetings and Rallies- and I have been volunteering with the social committee for the last 6 years.

MEMBERSHIP OFFICER

Candidate Name: Julie Vanluven

Current Job Position: Full –time Environmental Services

Job Location: Kingston General Hospital site

Position Running For: Membership Officer

Why you are the best candidate for this position? (Brief 2 – 3 sentences):  I have been working at KGH for 20 years I have always been an active union member – attending all the meetings and helping with the social committee for the last 6 years; and been a steward for 8 years . I was going to try a position that was not as busy as I have personal commitments with Family that I need to put more time in. I will still be attending meetings and rallies and helping with union events as needed.

Thank you for your support . Julie Vanluven

 

Candidate Name: Rozalyn Decaire

Current Job Position: Diagnostic/OBSP Secretary

Job Location: Hotel Dieu Hospital Site

Position Running For: Membership Officer

Why are you the best candidate for this position?

Brothers and Sisters, I feel that I am the best candidate for this position because I know a lot of the membership from working at both site over 20 years of service. I am approachable should anyone have any concerns that need to be addressed by the Executive Committee. I have been a stewart in the past with OPSEU and hopefully that knowledge can help me with this position as we work together to make CUPE Local 1974 the best that it can be.

 

In Solidarity,

 

Rozalyn Decaire