About us

Executive Committee and staff

Table Officers:

President- (Acting): Donna Mortimer

Donna Mortimer is  graciously filling in this position for the local. The local is looking for members who may want to step into this role. Contact the local by sending an email to cupe2204@gmail.com if you are interested.

Vice President- Abhann Cupper Scott

Abhann is a Registered Early Childhood Educator working at Andrew Fleck Children's Services at the George Street location.

Secretary-Treasurer -Carling Shatford

Carling is a Registered Early Childhood Educator working at Dalhousie Parent's Day Care Centre.

Correspondence Secretary -VACANT

The local is looking for members who may want to step into this role. Contact the local by sending an email to cupe2204@gmail.com if you are interested.

Recording Secretary- Rosalie Abdo

Rosalie is a Registered Early Childhood Educator working for Andrew Fleck Children's Services at their George Street location.

Past Executive Officer (optional position) - VACANT

The local is looking for members who may want to step into this role. Contact the local by sending an email to cupe2204@gmail.com if you are interested.

 

Executive Support : Athina Basiliadis

Athina is an Early Childhood Educator at Glebe Parent's Daycare.

Athina  has graciously been dedicating her time to the local by helping the Business Agent and Executive Officers through the locals major period of change. Athina has previously sat on the Executive and held the role of President. She has been an amazing asset to the local and its day to day operations.

 

Trustees: Rose Ann Cotter, Tammy Quilty & 

The local has 3 positions available for Trustees. The Trustees complete our yearly audit and ensure the local is in good stead.

Rose Ann holds one position and is a Registered Early Childhood Educator at Capital Child Care Centre.

Tammy holds the second position and is the cook at Hawthorne's Heatherington site.

Athina holds the third and final position, she is an Early Childhood Educator at Glebe Parents Daycare.

Staff:

Business Agent  - Amber Galli 

Amber is a Registered Early Childhood Educator who also possess experience in various office settings and fields.

 

 

What we do

We are CUPE 2204.

Our members are:

  • Early Childhood Educators
  • Cooks, Cleaners, Clerical and Administrative Staff
  • Co-ordinators, Home visitors, Resource Teachers
  • Integretion Advisors, Bus Attendants, Home Visitors and Assistant Teachers

Together we:

  • Work in community based not for profit child care centers
  • In schools, churches and federal goverment sites
  • Are almost 300 hundred members
  • Are front line workers caring and educating children ages 3 months to 12 years old

Our history:

  • Local 2204 was founded in 1978 following a series of serious provincial cutbacks
  • Has improved salaries and provided us with an effective voice in the workplace
  • Remain committed to achieving a high quality, universally accessible system

 

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.