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) or the CUPE office at 236-425-2141 or

Shop stewards in Kamloops:

Lois Rugg, Lyn Ferec, Debbie Wasylyshyn, Debbie Blackwell, Karl Fultz, Cynthia Bosdet, David Johnson, Meg Durvin, Chris Ward, Myrissa Krenzler, Mary-Lou Stephenson, Cindy Ozouf, Jackie Enders, Melissa Schuurman, Linda Fleck, Allen Boyda, Brock Olsen, Stacey Penã

Shop stewards in Williams Lake:

Rhea Clements and Kathy Gilroy