For the 2023 – 2024 round of negotiations, the National Executive Board has appointed the Urban Operations Negotiation Committee. Four members will be joining Lead Negotiator, Sister Lana Smidt. They will be a strong committee, bringing decades of experience to the table.
Gisèle, who is fully bilingual, has been a Union Representative for the Ontario Region for 6 years. She has an extensive knowledge of grievances, having worked in that environment for many years. She began her career at Canada Post nearly 25 years ago, in Hamilton, as a Group 1 employee. She later changed classifications and groups when she became a letter carrier. As such, she is very knowledgeable about the work CUPW members do. She has held several union positions, taken part in consultations with management, and defended grievances before the employer and in arbitration for Urban and RSMC units.
Gisèle is a highly organized individual, comes well prepared and will go to the wall to defend the rights of members in her region. Gisèle is very enthusiastic and ready to roll up her sleeves during the 2023-2024 negotiations.
Anny was hired by Canada Post in 1997 and became involved in the Union towards the end of the 2000s.