National President

François Paradis

The UPCE National President is elected as a full-time officer of the Component. As a National President, François Paradis 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. 

François Paradis graduated from a paramedic program in 2006.  His substantive position at Canada Post is Supervisor in the Pension Center.  Francois has a Human Resources Management Certificate, a Pension Plan Administration Certificate, and is a CLC Labour College graduate. He is a previous President of Ottawa Local 70180, and was a member of the UPCE-PSAC Bargaining team for the 2012-14 round of negotiations.