Why join CUPE?
In Canada, workers have the right to join a union and choose a union to represent them when dealing with their employer.
Being a CUPE member means you have the materials, information, programs, and the staff expertise needed to negotiate better working conditions.
Each member has the assistance of a CUPE representative who provides assistance with collective bargaining, grievances, health and safety, arbitrations, and other work-related issues.
Each CUPE local decides its priorities for bargaining, when to settle a new contract, and how to manage funds.
CUPE’s strength comes from individual members working toward common goals such as improving wages and benefits, improving health and safety conditions, and making workplaces better.