Canadian Union of Postal Workers

Local President –  Sister Brooke Mousseau

(Acting) Vice-President – Sister Crystal Smith

Local Grievances Officer – Sister Kelly Westhaver

Exec. Chief Shop Steward – Brother Matt Wood

Local Secretary Treasurer – Sister Carla Smith-Hamilton

We would like to thank these individuals who have accepted their respective roles on our CUPW Royal City Local Executive. Our Local Executive represent the approx. 630 CUPW members, both Urban and RSMC’s. from New Westminster to Deroche B.C.

Our mandate is uphold the National Constitution and the Local By-Laws. As well as conduct the regular business of our Local. This encompasses mostly

  • Handling staffing issues with CPC
  • Handling Grievance complaints against CPC
  • Handling Health and Safety issues in the workplace with CPC
  • Handling route changes for both Urban and RSMC’s
  • Handling Duty to Accommodate members issues with CPC
  • Handling WCB Appeals

and other important issues that is within our rights,provisions and obligations as set forth in both the Urban and RSMC’s Collective Agreements. Much of the day to day concerns/issues with CPC are established with our Local Executive, Shop Stewards and Committees.

If you are interested in helping your brother/sister with our workers rights in our Collective Agreements but are concerned you don’t have the experience, don’t worry, our Local can help you with that. Please give our Local a call.

If you need to phone or email/fax us, please refer to our Contact Us page. We will get back to you as soon as we can. Thank you.

Of note:

On behalf of the entire CUPW Royal City Local, we thank the previous Local Executive officers who worked hard and tirelessly for our members. They are as follows: Brother Alvaro De La Cruz (Alt. National U.R. – Grievances), Sister Deborah Morden (former President), Sister Kerisma Vere (former President), Brother Glynn Manson (former President), Sister Betty Nelson ( Vice-Pres), Brother Ken Wills (former President), Brother Ron Kucey (former President), Sister Fran McMichen (former Sec-Treas), Sister Lori Knopps (former Sec-Treas), Brother Norm Pedersen (former Grievances Officer)

** With apologies, we also wish to acknowledge the invaluable contributions to our former  CUPW sisters and brothers who also dedicated and  served on our Local Executive in past years. They are as follows, Brother Kent Burns (former vice- president), Sister Leanne Alstad (former Sec- Treas), Sister Cindy McDonnell (former President), Brother Gord Brewer (former Grievances Officer)

Note: If you have served on our Local Executive in the past and not mentioned here, please send an email to and we will review as soon as possible. We do not wish to be disrespectful in any way by not also giving the recognition you so deserve. Thank you.

On behalf of our Local CUPW members, it is with gratitude we wish them well in their future endeavours and good health always.