Member Focus: Andrew McNeill

Member Focus is an ongoing series helping members learn more about each other across roles and work sites.
Member Andrew McNeill is our Vice-President for the District of Sooke, where he works in Wastewater Treatment.
How long were you/have you been a member of CUPE? In what roles?

Thirteen years, four provinces, eight employers. Progressing from a Utility Operator in training to class four Utility Operator.

Andrew has served as CUPE 374 Vice-President at the District of Sooke since early 2021.
“If you don’t know why a job needs to be done, you probably won’t do a good job.”
Tell us about your life outside of work.

Most of my free time is spent with my family, otherwise I am reading books on psychology and philosophy.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

I have not listened to any U2 music since September 5th 1994. Why? Because they suck.

What advice do you have for those who are new to the workforce?

If you don’t know why a job needs to be done, you probably won’t do a good job.

Membership Notice: Bargaining Ratification Information Session

Dear Members,

On Friday, November 18th, we finally reached a tentative agreement pending ratifications. As we would like to complete this before end of year, things will roll out quickly. There will be a ratification meeting for each unit. Dates will be provided early this week once locations are confirmed.

There will be an information session on Zoom this Thursday, November 24th at 6pm. Please register in advance by clicking the link below:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Please contact your Unit VP or call 250 472 0374 if you have any questions.