Collective Agreement

New Awards and the New Collective Agreements will be posted as soon as they are published:

Our current collective agreements expired October 31, 2014, and Health Care has begun bargaining. Please review your collective agreement and check the news on updates on the bargaining process.

If you have questions or concerns about the bargaining process, please contact a member of your bargaining committee:




Our bylaws set out the rules for how our local democratically elects our representatives, and how it is run.



Discover the group savings available to you on quality home and auto insurance and be entered for a chance to win a Jeep Wrangler, $100.00 gas card or one of 2 x $5000.00 travel vouchers  by requesting a no obligation quote before June 30, 2017

As members you have access to preferred group home and auto insurance discounts with Higgins Insurance.

Auto Insurance (including motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and snowmobile)

Property Insurance (including homeowners, condominium and tenants)

Watercraft Insurance (including sail and power)

Travel Trailers, Motorhome and Medical travel insurance.

Our  number one goal is to have quality insurance coverage that will protect their financial well-being in the event of a claim while enjoying preferred group savings (as  which results in providing members with more disposable monthly income).  All this,  while enjoying “Best in Class” personalized service.

For a no obligation quote, 



call   1-866-273-2911


I have been with Higgins Insurance for about 4 years now, wish I had of switched over sooner. Not only are the prices great but the service is incredible.  One person in particular, Bob Keays, always seems to find the good in people and has a way of making everyone he meets feel that they are special. Bob makes this world a better place to be just by having such a positive outlook on life. If only all Insurance agents could be this incredible. I certainly lucked out when I joined Higgins. L227 Halifax Water Belinda Dickson  


Union Education



                           Education Guidelines

  • Along with the SECTION 17 Education, the following guidelines will be enforced to minimize costs and to best serve the needs of the membership.
  • All Local 8920 members are eligible to attend CUPE workshops in the Dartmouth/Halifax geographical location.
  • Local 8920 members who reside within 250 kms of a geographical location other than Dartmouth/Halifax where a CUPE workshop is being held are eligible to attend.
  • The Executive Board in consultation with the Education Coordinator can make the determination of a need and/or repeat for specific workshops for 8920 members.
  • The Education Coordinator shall arrange this in as convenient location as possible.
  • *The registration Form located on the CUPE 8920 website is the only accepted way of registering for attendance and having expenses covered.. 2019 Scheduled Workshops are can be viewed on CUPE.CA website.
  • Acceptance will be based on past education and needs of the local The Steward Learning Series counts as 1 of the 5 per year, however to attend you must need at least 2 of the 3 modules offered to attend.
  • The Weeklong School counts as two of the 5 per year. Special consideration will be given to immediate educational needs to carry out your role in the local.

Bursary Fund


Availability: Five (5) $500.00 Bursaries per Area for a total of 40 Bursaries for the Local per budget year.

Eligibility: CUPE Local 8920 MEMBER DEPENDENTS enrolled at an accredited Post-Secondary Institution for 2019-2020 academic year and have never previously received a Bursary from CUPE Local 8920.

PROCESS:  Application must be completed on this prescribed form and received to the local email address no later than>May 15.

A random draw for Five Bursaries out of each Area.