Shop stewards

What is a shop steward?

Shop stewards are union members who have received training to represent and defend the interests of other members in the workplace, sometimes through the grievance process. They enforce the provisions of our collective agreement in the workplace and ensure that TRU is in compliance with labour laws. Stewards also share official union news and information and promote union values in the workplace.

When is it appropriate to speak with a shop steward?

Any time!

How to speak with a shop steward?

To speak with a shop steward contact Lois Rugg (President), Debbie Wasylyshyn (Grievance Committee Chair), or the CUPE office at 236-425-2141 or

Shop stewards in Kamloops:

Lois Rugg, Lyn Ferec, Debbie Wasylyshyn, Debbie Blackwell,Karl Fultz, Ashlynn Velanna, Cynthia Bosdet, David Johnson, Chris Ward, Margaret West, Leanne Walker, Mary-Lou Stephenson, Cindy Ozouf, Erin McKee, Jackie Enders, Jennifer Crall, Melissa Schuurman, Myrissa Krenzler

Shop stewards in Williams Lake:

Rhea Clements