About us

Letter from the President

Hello,
CUPE Local 1431 is made up of approximately 105 hard-working, intelligent and productive office and technical workers at Halifax Water. We keep the business running daily, by making sure that the calls get answered, the computer systems and software keep running, and seeing that the water and sewer pipes conform to regulations before they are in the ground, and once they are laid. We provide customers with exceptional water and wastewater services here in Halifax.

We had a big struggle during negotiations in 2015, which led to a labour disruption that lasted almost 9 weeks. In the end, we persevered and we protected our Defined Benefit Pension – we helped hold the future together for ourselves and those members who will come after us. I hope that each and every member is as proud of themselves and this accomplishment as I am of us. We came out on top, stronger than ever.

Thank you for allowing me to be your President for another 2 years, and allowing me to represent you all with this employer, with our affiliations, and with the public when necessary. As always, feel free to contact me at any time. Be well and stay safe!

Sincerely and In Solidarity,
Heather Corkum
President CUPE Local 1431

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.
— Margaret Mead

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Your Executive and Stewards

This is your local executive:
President: Heather Corkum
Vice-President: Joel Haley
Recording Secretary: Shannon Cowan
Secretary Treasurer: Heather Crowell
Stewards:
  • Chris Marks
  • 450 Cowie Hill Rd
  • Sharon Harding
  • 450 Cowie Hill Rd
  • Bob Goguen
  • 455 Cowie Hill Rd
  • Rachel Dauphinee
  • Park Ave

    Committees

    Bargaining
  • Joel Haley
  • Heather Corkum
  • Vacant
  • Vacant
  • Vacant
  • Alternate
    Trustees
  • Evan Embree
  • 3 Year
  • Wilson Wight
  • 2 Year
  • Paul Taylor
  • 1 Year
    Education
  • Jessica Haley
  • Chairperson
  • Vacant
  • Vacant
  • Labour Management
  • Vacant
  • Chairperson
  • Joel Haley
  • Vacant
  • Heather Corkum
  • Pension
  • Paul Taylor
  • Chairperson
  • Vacant
  • Vacant
  • Alternate
    Social
  • Chantel Parkin
  • Chairperson
  • Angie Rayne
  • Amanda O'Neil
  • Andrea Power
  • Dawn Matheson
  • By-Law Review
  • Chris Marks
  • Chairperson
  • Marc Lopez
  • Greg Mesheau
  • Safety
  • Dawn Matheson
  • 450 Cowie Hill
  • Danielle Semel
  • 450 Cowie Hill
  • Wilson Wight
  • 450 Cowie Hill
  • Kim Gillis
  • 450 Cowie Hill
  • Kelly Conway
  • 450 Cowie Hill Alternate
  • Jessica Haley
  • 450 Cowie Hill Alternate
  • Beth Lowe
  • 455 Cowie Hill
  • Susan Dwyer
  • 455 Cowie Hill Alternate
  • Mary Anne Orman
  • 2 Park Ave
  • Rachel Dauphinee
  • 2 Park Ave
  • Anna McCarron
  • 2 Park Ave Alternate

    If you have any questions for our committees you can send an email to the Committee Chair with the link provided or use the form below