Mark HancockMark Hancock was elected the 6th National President of CUPE in November 2015, following two terms as President and four terms as Secretary-Treasurer of CUPE BC

Mark became a CUPE member in 1984, and served fifteen years as President of Local 498 representing Port Coquitlam Municipal Employees. Since his election as National President, his priorities have been influenced by his experience as local President and union activist. He believes it is very important to provide locals with the bargaining support they need to gain earnings for their members and respond to attacks from employers.

At the national level, Mark has been an outspoken voice for building a fairer and more inclusive economy, as well as campaigning for the rights of the growing number of precarious workers in Canada.