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Since 2003, Marco Lutfy has been president of CUPE 4713, which represents 1,400 members at the CSSS Lucille-Teasdale (health and social services centre) in Montreal.

Marco has been Regional Vice-President for Quebec since 2013 and sits on CUPE’s National Executive Board.

In 2010, Marco became president of CUPE Quebec’s CPAS (provincial council on social affairs), which is 20,000 members strong. He helped create a province-wide campaign underscoring the importance of jobs in the health care and social services sector. The five-year campaign coined the term perisoignants (care-facilitators) to designate the workers who, like medical staff, play a major role in the health and well-being of people using public health and social services.

Marco was vice-president of CUPE Quebec for the Montreal area from 2006 to 2010. He also sat on CUPE’s National Health Care Issues Committee for three terms.