Natalie Laing – Meet Your Rep

What is your name and your role on the executive? 

My name is Natalie Laing, and I am the 2nd Vice President on the CUPE 1975 Executive.

Can you give a brief description of your background? 

I have worked on campus for just over eight years and have been a member of the Executive for five years.  I spent one year as a Clerical Representative and four years as Recording Secretary.  I was elected as 2nd V.P. in November of 2020.

Why did you choose to become a union representative on the CUPE 1975 executive? 

My husband is the Recording Secretary for his CUPE Executive.  He encouraged me to take an active role with our local.  Craig Hannah also played a large role in recruiting me and encouraging me to join.

Can you give some personal details (e.g. hobbies)?

I grew up playing many different sports.  I still like to stay active, but now I spend most of my time in the stands at football, basketball, and wrestling, watching my two sons compete.

What is a fun fact about yourself?

In 2014, I played tackle football with the Saskatoon Valkyries.  I am the proud owner of a WWCFL championship ring.

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