QUÉBEC CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mark Hancock and Candace Rennick were re-elected in their respective roles of National President and National Secretary-Treasurer on Wednesday, and stand ready to lead CUPE in the fights ahead.
“We’ve seen over the course of our history that workers’ rights, strong public services, and social justice are union-made, and I’m excited and energized to keep fighting for progress for our members every single day,” said Hancock. Originally from the municipal sector in British Columbia, Hancock is entering his fifth term as National President. “I’m so grateful to our members for entrusting me to continue representing our great union from coast to coast to coast – thank you, my friends.”
“I am honoured to have your continued trust and support and I promise to work hard, with you and for you, as we take on the many challenges ahead,” said Rennick. “I promise to always be accountable and transparent while keeping our finances strong.” Rennick, originally from the long-term care sector in Ontario, will begin her second term as Secretary-Treasurer.
CUPE represents 740,000 workers in front-line sectors all across Canada. Founded in 1963, CUPE is celebrating its 60th anniversary as Canada’s largest, strongest, and most progressive union at its biennial National Convention in Quebec City.