Sherry Hillier was acclaimed as Regional Vice-President representing Newfoundland and Labrador at the CUPE 2017 National Convention, and was elected Division President in May 2018.
As a licensed practical nurse, Hillier has worked in long-term care for 24 years. She has been involved in her local since 1998 – as a shop steward, recording secretary, treasurer and president.
On a provincial level, she has served as a member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Health Care Bargaining Committee since 2008, as recording secretary for the division from 2008 to 2016, and as secretary-treasurer for the division since 2016. She is also the labour representative on the Newfoundland and Labrador NDP provincial executive.
She brings her experience and passion for health care issues to CUPE’s National Health Care Issues Committee, and is also an active member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Health Care Coalition, and serves as liaison to the CUPE Newfoundland and Labrador Equality Committee.