What is your name and your role on the executive?
My name is Trevor Christopher and I’m the current CUPE 1975 rep for Grounds and Herdsmen. This is my second term in this role.
Can you give a brief description of your background?
I have been employed by the U of S since 1996 and a member of CUPE since 2010. I have a BSA with a major in Horticulture. I currently work for Facilities in the Grounds department. Lately, I have been maintaining the greenhouse but, in the summer, my main responsibility is the campus irrigation and landscaping.
Why did you choose to become a union representative on the CUPE 1975 executive?
I became a rep after the position was vacant and Braden convinced me to run. I’ve always had questions about our rights and responsibilities and figured actually being involved in the process would give me a better understanding. Part of learning these processes involves dealing and assisting with members concerns and complaints.
Can you give some personal details (e.g. hobbies)?
I do a lot of yard work in the summer. Much more this past year. I also have 2 dogs, London and Paris, and too many plants.