Who We Are

Look in the mirror, at your unionized co-workers, other departments - everyone you see is "the union". We are all "the union"; be proud!  The elected leadership below depend on you, the member, to ensure you have the right people looking out for your interests and that of the rest of the membership.   Your participation attendance and voice at monthly meetings, elections and rallies are so incredibly important and valued in so many ways!

A core tenet of CUPE 4705’s mission is to advocate for the vital services that keep our families safe and make our community strong. Just as we strive for fairness in negotiations – we also strive for fairness in our community and in the halls of government. With a history dating back more than 20 years in the Sudbury area, CUPE 4705 members provide services that keep citizens in many areas of the Province and the Sudbury District up and running.

Table Officers

BRYAN KEITH

President

Bryan is no stranger to the political and CUPE scene as he currently is also the President of the Sudbury & District CUPE Council since 2021. Bryan also represents all members of Northern Ontario as the elected representative for Northern Ontario on the CUPE Ontario Board since 2018 and the CUPE National Board since 2019.

Currently Bryan also sits on the CUPE Ontario Pension Reference Group (OMERS) and the Finance/Policy Group; he also serves as the CUPE Ontario liaison to the CUPE Ambulance Committee of Ontario (CACO)."

MAX LAFONTAINE

Vice President

Actively involved with our union for close to a decade making a start as the Sergeant at Arms, a steward, health and safety representative and political action and anti- privatization efforts. Max held the position of Acting President for about six months until we elected our current president. Max comes from the Outside Unit where he is a Equipment Operator B joining the city in 2008.

DENISE BELANGER

Recording Secretary

Denise has held this position for over 6 years and has been involved in many committees during this time including social committee, health and safety, financial investments to name a few.

BOB LAGACE

Treasurer

A senior social services caseworker Bob has been active with the union for several years. He is also a senior member of the Job Evaluation Committee, participated with the Trustees for our local and has experience with bargaining, stewarding and health and safety.

Executive Board

DAVID LEVESQUE

Sectional Chair- Housing Unit

The unit's Chair for last 9 years. David is a maintenance technician 1, a health and safety representative for the past 30 years and active unionist for 40; UAW Mine Mill Local 598, USW Local 8126 as a Steward and local President. Sudbury CUPE Council and Sudbury District Labour Council. Northern Ontario representative for the Ontario Municipal Employees Coordinating Committee. Health and safety is his biggest concern lately. He's started mentoring members, encouraging them to get training and stand up for their rights. He's been married 33 years, has 2 sons and a gorgeous granddaughter

RICK SASSEVILLE

Sectional Chair- Inside Unit

Elected to Chair November 2020, also sits on the Sudbury District Labour Council and Communications Liaison for our local. In the past as a CUPE Ambulance Committee of Ontario rep for 8 years, Joint Health and Safety, Bargaining Committee and Chief Steward.

DAVE MCGLADE

Outside Unit

Dave McGlade became your Outside Unit Chair in 2020 coming from the Fleet Division as a Technician 2. He's been with the city for 12 years. Dave sits on various committees, has experience with arbitration and mediations, was a previous Chief Steward and Health and Safety Representative.

JIM PUTMAN

Manitoulin Sudbury District Service Board Chair

A senior social services caseworker Jim has been active with the union for several years. He is also the ByLaw Committee Liaison for our local and has experience with bargaining, stewarding and health and safety.

STEFAN BARTSCH

Hydro Plus Inc. Chair

A representative of this section for several years, Stefan has had experience with bargaining, stewarding and health and safety.

BRANDON FRATARCANGELI

Ontario Library Services Chair

A representative of this section for several years, Brandon has had experience with bargaining, stewarding and health and safety. He represents members in both Sudbury and Toronto.

DEBBIE SOKOLOSKI

Espanola Recreation Centre Chair

A representative of this section for several years, Debbie has had experience with bargaining, stewarding and health and safety.

MARTY LAROQUE

Co-Chair for the Outside Unit

Marty has been a long time representative for our members and actively participates with grievances, member engagement, political action and Health and Safety. Marty also sits as Ontario Municipal Employee Coordinating Committee Area 2 Representative.

Mathieu Peron

Co Chair for Inside Unit

Matt was just elected June 21, 2022 to the position of Co-Chair of the Inside Unit.  He served as an interim Chair of the Inside Unit, an active steward and Job Evaluation Advisor. Matt comes to us from the Construction Services where he is currently an Instrument person and has been with the city for 20 years.  Previous chief Steward for two terms and negotiating team for several contracts.  

Support Members

ANTHONY DUONG

Chief Steward Inside Unit

Also a paramedic for the last 7 years Anthony sits on the communication committee and has recently been appointed to the Young Workers Committee as the Northern Rep.

DARREN MICHAUD

Chief Steward Outside Unit

Comes to us as an Equipment Operator B since 2010 with work with Cemetery services. Darren has been active as a steward with our local and health and safety and relieves various positions at the local from time to time.

MIKE BRADY

CUPE National Representative

Assigned to our local, originally one of our own within Social Services with over 20 years experience prior to becoming a National Rep. Has always been active with local 4705, extensive bargaining, arbitration and mediation and former Chair of the Inside Unit.

MICHEL LALONDE

Sargent At-Arms


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