About Us

Who we are

As a strong and democratic union, CUPE is committed to improving the quality of life for workers in Canada. Women and men working together to form local unions built CUPE. They did so to have a stronger voice – a collective voice – in their workplace and in society as a whole.

CUPE Local 4156 represents approximately 1,700 members who work for the District School Board of Niagara. Our members hold a diversity of jobs, providing a wide range of services for our students and staff. Our members consist of school secretaries, librarians, computer technicians, educational assistants, designated early childhood educators, maintenance and property services staff, caretakers, payroll and purchasing services staff as well as school support staff.

Our Mission

Classifications

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.

Facility Services Unit

Facility services staff assist in keeping the school building and its equipment in good working condition for staff and students.

Office Clerical/Technical & Instructional Support Unit

Office clerical/technical and instructional support staff run a variety of important school services to assist students in attaining a better overall learning experience.

Executive Officers

Colleen Thibodeau

Colleen Thibodeau

President
Cell: 905-736-9976
Email: 4156president@gmail.com

Christian Smith

Vice-President

Trisha Miller

Recording Secretary

Sandi Unwin

Health & Safety Chair
(Office Clerical/Technical & Instructional Support)
Cell: 905-351-1150

Les Thibodeau

Health & Safety Chair
(Facility Services)
Cell: 905-734-2633

Keith Levere

Keith Levere

Unit Chief Steward
(Office Clerical/Technical & Instructional Support)
Cell: 905-932-6896

Tom Robinson

Tom Robinson

Unit Chief Steward
(Office (Facility Services)
Cell: 905-351-1150

Brenda Mahoney

Brenda Mahoney

Secretary-Treasurer
Cell: 905-932-6885

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