Meet the Leadership

National President

Claudia Labonté

The UPCE National President is elected as a full-time officer of the Component. As a National President, Claudia Labonté is the chief executive officer of UPCE and as such, supervises the affairs of the component and signs all official documents. The National President also represents the component on the National Board of Directors of the PSAC, as required by Section 12, Subsection 1, of the PSAC Constitution.

 

 

 

National Vice President

Denise Tremblay

The UPCE National Vice-President is elected as a full-time officer of the Component.  As a National Vice-President, Denise Tremblay follows the decisions as taken by the National Executive and those of the National Conventions of the UPCE and the PSAC.  Denise assumes many of the responsibilities of the National President in his absence.  The Vice-President provides guidance to Locals, is chair of several committees, and represents the UPCE at other meetings or forums as required.

 

 

 

 

National Executive Officer

Jamie Benoit

The Component has three UPCE National Executive Officer positions within its structure. Jamie is prepared to provide guidance and assistance to members and Locals within her jurisdiction on a regular basis, and is available to visit Locals upon reasonable request. The National Executive Officer also performs other duties as assigned by the National President.

National Executive Officer

Stéphane Hubert

The Component has three UPCE National Executive Officer positions within its structure. Stéphane is prepared to provide guidance and assistance to members and Locals within her jurisdiction on a regular basis, and is available to visit Locals upon reasonable request. The National Executive Officer also performs other duties as assigned by the National President.

National Executive Officer

Shannon Hay

The Component has three UPCE National Executive Officer positions within its structure. Shannon is prepared to provide guidance and assistance to members and Locals within her jurisdiction on a regular basis, and is available to visit Locals upon reasonable request. The National Executive Officer also performs other duties as assigned by the National President.

1st Alternate National Executive Officer

Wendy Belyk

The Component has three UPCE Alternate National Executive Officer positions within its structure. As one of the Alternate National Executive Officers, Wendy is prepared to provide guidance and assistance to members and Locals within her jurisdiction on a regular basis, and is available to visit Locals upon reasonable request. The Alternate National Executive Officer could also perform other duties as assigned by the National President.

2nd Alternate National Executive Officer

Rani Bakalem

The Component has three UPCE Alternate National Executive Officer positions within its structure. As one of the Alternate National Executive Officers, Rani is prepared to provide guidance and assistance to members and Locals within her jurisdiction on a regular basis, and is available to visit Locals upon reasonable request. The Alternate National Executive Officer could also perform other duties as assigned by the National President.

3rd Alternate National Executive Officer (Purolator)

Jennifer Horsley

The Component has three UPCE Alternate National Executive Officer positions within its structure. As one of the Alternate National Executive Officers, Jennifer is prepared to provide guidance and assistance to members and Locals within her jurisdiction on a regular basis, and is available to visit Locals upon reasonable request. The Alternate National Executive Officer could also perform other duties as assigned by the National President.

Jennifer Horsley attended the University of British Columbia for English and History.  She has completed a number of PSAC Education courses, including the Union Development Program and Leadership Training, as well as the CLC Winter School in Harrison, and the BC Fed Summer Institute for Union Women. Jennifer has been a member of UPCE more than 15 years, working as a Retail Representative and Trainer for Purolator.  She has served for several terms as Chief Shop Steward for her Local, and actively participates in several regional committees with the PSAC.  Jennifer currently holds a seat on the BC Regional Council as a Metro Vancouver Coordinator.