About Us

Okanagan Mainline District Council of the Canadian Union of Public Employees has been formed to: 

  • Improve the social and economic well being of all of its members;
  • Promote equality for all members and to oppose all types of harassment and discrimination
  • Promote the efficiency of public services; and express its belief in the unity of organized labour.

Executive Biographies

President: Jeanne Marr

I have been involved with CUPE since 2005. I am a proud executive board member of Local 3500 and love representing my fellow members. I am also fortunate to serve as Alternate Regional Vice President – Okanagan on the CUPE BC Executive Board. “When you stay on the side of the workers, you can never go wrong.”

Vice-President- Kevin Hansen



Secretary Treasurer- Jose Van Berkel

I have been involved with our union for 21 years. My favorite part is interacting with other union activist and brainstorming on ” How to make us stronger”. I love working with numbers and I’m honored that the membership elected me for the position of Secretary Treasurer for Okanagan Mainline District Council. As your Secretary Treasurer I promise to continue to maintain the Accountability , Transparency and integrity of the finances to the members of this council. This past convention I was elected 3 year trustee for CUPE BC and look forward to my new role. Please feel free to contact me with any comments, questions or concerns.


Recording Secretary- Karl Fultz


Sargent At Arms Larry Oakley

My name is Larry Oakley. I’m 54 years old and have spent my career in the trades for 35 years. I have been involved with CUPE 338 for 20 years. While I have been involved with CUPE I have been a Shop Steward for 15 years, A Sargent At Arms for 3 terms and I served as Sargent At Arms at several conventions. In my local my current position is Outside Vice-President and I’m on my second term as Sargent At Arms for OMDC.