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Bargaining Units of 4705

 CUPE 4705 represents over 1500 municipal employees in nine bargaining units across the north.

City of Greater Sudbury Inside (CGS I\S) Unit: Approximately 800 full time and part-time members. This unit represents workers who perform office, clerical, technical, leisure programming, transit, library, museum, paramedical and social services work. Prior to the creation of the City of Greater Sudbury the work of this bargaining unit was spread out over some sixteen bargaining units as well as non-union staff.

City of Greater Sudbury Outside (CGS O\S) Unit: Approximately 600 full time and part-time members. This unit represents workers who perform mechanical, roads maintenance, parks and recreation maintenance, building maintenance, water and wastewater, airport maintenance and firefighting work. Prior to the creation of the City of Greater Sudbury the work of this bargaining unit was spread out over approximately eleven bargaining units as well as non-union staff.

Greater Sudbury Hydro Plus Incorporated (GSHPI) Unit: Approximately 85 full time and casual members. This unit represents workers who perform work associated with building and maintaining the hydro-electric infrastructure in the former City of Sudbury and former Towns of Capreol, Coniston and Falconbridge. West Nipissing Energy Services recently merged with this bargaining unit, welcome! Our members are linepersons, engineering staff, billing and support staff. The company itself is a wholly owned subsidiary of Greater Sudbury Utilities which in turn is one hundred percent owned by the City of Greater Sudbury.

1627596 Ontario Inc Sudbury Hydro (Competitive): Newly formed business unit in January 2007 with five (5) bargaining unit members.

Greater Sudbury Hydro Inc.: This company is totally government funded. Another newly formed company with 1 permanent employee and 2 long term temporary employees.

Greater Sudbury Housing Corporation (GSHC) Unit: Approximately 30 full time members. This unit represents workers who perform work associated with the maintenance of public housing within the City of Greater Sudbury including support staff. This corporation is one hundred percent owned by the City of Greater Sudbury and was created as a result of the Harris government downloading of public and social housing that was previously owned and operated by the Province of Ontario.

Manitoulin-Sudbury District Services Board (MSDSB) Unit: The Employer is a creation of the province of Ontario that was created solely for the purpose of dealing with the Harris government downloading in areas that are sparsely populated over huge geographic territories. The Northern Services Board is responsible for providing Ontario Works (welfare), public and social housing, child care and paramedical service in the Districts of both Manitoulin and Sudbury, excluding the City of Greater Sudbury. Local # 4705 represents approximately 40 full time and part time members at the MSDSB. The local does not represent paramedical employees.

Ontario Library Services North (OLSN) Unit: This Employer is an agency of the crown who is mandated to provide consultation and supportive services to libraries in Northern Ontario including those libraries operated by First Nations. This bargaining unit represents approximately twelve full time employees and has been completely devasted by government cut backs over the last decade.

Espanola Regional Hydro Services Company (ERHSC) Unit: Approximately 3 full time members. This unit represents workers who perform work associated with building and maintaining the hydro-electric infrastructure in the Towns of Espanola and Massey. Our members are linepersons and support staff. The company itself is a wholly owned the towns of Massey and Espanola. The last year has seen drastic growth as the company seeks to provide services in other Northern Municipalities.

Espanola Recreation Complex UnitOperating as part of the Leisure Services Department in the Town of Espanola. This department and its employees are dedicated to building a healthy community and improving the quality of life for citizens of all ages.  This bargaining unit represents 5 Full Time,  4 part time, and approximately 18 casual employees

Trustees for the Local:

Bob Lagace

Sandra Lafavre


Standing Committees

Education Committee

Liaison & Members:

Denise Bélanger

Jacky Comeau
Bryan Keith
Steven Kraus

Social Committee

Liaison & Members:

Mike Bellerose

Jacky Comeau
Joey Ladouceur
Denise Belanger

Political Action Committee

Liaison & Members:

Darryl Taylor
Max Lafontaine
Kyle England
Steven Kraus

WSIB Committee

  • Liaison: Contact CUPE Office

Benefit Committee

  • Liaison: Contact CUPE Office

By-Law Committee

Liaison & Members:

Steven Kraus

Jim Putman
Jacky Comeau
Bob Lagace
Bryan Keith

Communications Committee

Liaison & Members:

Steven Kraus

Samantha Slobodian
Dave Rosset

Anti-Privatization Committee

Liaison & Members:

Darryl Taylor
Max Lafontaine
Kyle England
Samantha Slobodian

Diversity Committee

Jacky Comeau

Sudbury District CUPE Council

Darryl Taylor
Joey Ladouceur
Dave Levesque
Jacky Comeau
Gary Aubut

Sudbury District Labour Council

Darryl Taylor
Wyman MacKinnon – Retiree representative
Gary Aubut
Wayne Jones
Jacky Comeau