Why join CUPE?

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What will CUPE do for me?

Each member has the assistance of a CUPE national representative. Representatives provide assistance with collective bargaining, grievances, health and safety, arbitrations, and other work-related issues.

Our staff also includes specialists who provide members with expertise in labour law, research, education, communications, job evaluation, discrimination and equality, health and safety, and technology. Our strength

In CUPE the members are in …


Unionization FAQs - Ontario

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What is the process of forming a union?

A minimum of 40% of the employees must sign union membership cards. An application is then submitted to the Ontario Labour Relations Board (“The Labour Board”). Within 5 days, the Labour Board holds a secret ballot vote at your workplace. In order for the union to be successful, 50% plus one of the employees who cast a ballot must vote in favour of the union.

What is a Collective Agreement?

A collective agreement is a contract …

Unionization FAQs - Federal Sectors

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What is the process of forming a union?

A minimum of 40% of the employees must sign union membership cards and contribute $5. An application is then submitted to the Canada Industrial Relations Board (“The Labour Board”). Within 12 days, the Labour Board holds a secret ballot vote at your workplace. In order for the union to be successful, 50% plus one of the employees who cast a ballot must vote in favour of the union.

Alternatively, if 50% plus one of all employees sign …