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Bob White, president of the CLC since 1992 has announced that he will not seek re-election to a fourth term when the Congress meets in May and CUPE’s National President, Judy Darcy, has said she will not be a cadidate for the position.

Darcy praised the “dynamic, progressive, activist leadership” that White has provided, calling him “a friend to CUPE through thick and thin.”

At the same time, Darcy confirmed that she would not be a candidate to succeed White. She said that while she had been approached by many outside CUPE to stand for the CLC presidency, she had also “heard from tons of CUPE folks - activists and staff alike - who have strongly urged me to stay.”

Citing her 26 years with CUPE, Darcy said, “I truly believe that we are doing great things as a union, and that we will do even greater still. And I want to continue to be part of this great union as we do them.”