About Us

2020 Union Executive & Stewards

We represent the over 500 workers of the Workers Compensation Board & SAFE Work Manitoba in Winnipeg, Brandon & Thompson. We provide Manitobans with valued services for injury prevention, compensation, and return to health and work.

If you have any questions or concerns in your workplace, please contact your local shop steward, or your union executive. Here’s who we are:

Position Name Phone #
President Dennis Kshyk 981-5471
1st Vice-President Rick Rennie 954-4740
2nd Vice- President Bob Sawchyn 954-4150
Treasurer Chris Rerick 954-4284
Recording Secretary  Crystal Jarvis 954-4087
Chief Shop Steward Shawn Trudell 954-6136
Executive Officer Elizabeth Wheeler 954-4420
Executive Officer Sheldon Hummel  954-4674
Executive Officer Manjit Jassal 954-4042
Executive Officer Stefan Gudmundson 954-4151
Shop Steward vacant 954-4555
Shop Steward Syeed Khan 954-4422
Shop Steward Sarah Smith 954-4328
Shop Steward vacant 954-
Shop Steward vacant 954-
Trustee Todd McDonald 954-4648
Trustee Lisa Robertson 954-4622
Trustee Sue Mathews 954-4860

CUPE National Representative

Stephen Terichow-Parrott 942-0343

Joint Employee Benefits Committee
Michael Bennet – co-chair
Michelle Zdrill
Crystal Jarvis
Stephanie Reid- alternate

Joint Job Evaluation
Chris Rerick – co-chair
Sheldon Hummel
Lisa Robertson
Manjit Jassal – Alternate
Rick Rennie – Alternate

Joint Pension Advisory Committee
Todd McDonald – co-chair
Robin Kobylak
Bryan Pragides
Michael Bennett
vacant – alternative

Workplace Health & Safety Committee
Warren Gottfried – co-chair
Sarah Liebrecht
Pam Greenlay
Kelly Paterson
Cid Zaldivar
Linda Unrau
Liz Gardner

Joint Equity & Diversity Initiative (JEDI)
Orlando Rivera – co-chair
Aaron Castanaga

Flexible Work Committee – joint
Bob Sawchyn – co-chair
Denise Antosh
Veronica Suszynski
Claire Kosmac – alternative
Charlene Skrypnyk – alternate

Workload Committee – joint
Bob Sawchyn – co-chair
Colleen Ashby

Long Term Disability – joint
Kim Keating – co-chair
Darrel Richcoon

Succession & WorkForce Planning – joint
Cheryl Wieclawski – co-chair
Ted Liusz
Kelly Paterson

Stand-By – joint
vacant – co-chair
Ryan Black

Dennis Kshyk – senior editor
vacant – editor