TOM GRAHAM, President, CUPE Saskatchewan

Tom Graham is the President of the Saskatchewan Division of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), representing 30,000 CUPE members across the province.

Graham was re-elected as President of CUPE Saskatchewan Division at the 51st Annual Convention in March 2016, and has served in the role of President since first elected in 1998.

Previous to serving as chief spokesperson and representative of CUPE Saskatchewan Division, Graham was President of CUPE Local 859 (Saskatoon Municipal Workers) from 1996 – 2004.

Tom Graham first became involved in CUPE in 1979 when he was hired by the City of Saskatoon Sign and Paint shop, and was elected to various roles in CUPE Local 859 including: shop steward, pension plan trustee, a member of the local’s negotiating committee, local Vice- President and local President.

Graham is the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002, and the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal in 2005. The awards recognize exemplary contributions to the community.

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