Resources

Collective Agreements

Your collective agreement sets out your rights and responsibilities at work.  Please take the time to familiarize  yourself with it.

If you have any concerns about your treatment, please talk to your steward or a member of the executive.

CUPE 748 Collective Agreement - Expires June 30, 2022

Constitution & Bylaws

The CUPE Constitution determines the union’s objectives and how the union operates. It forms the basis for the functioning of the more than 2,100 CUPE local unions across Canada.

The Canadian Union of Public Employees is Canada’s largest union. CUPE represents 700,000 workers in a wide range of occupations from coast to coast. CUPE is a democratic union in which the members make the decisions and set the policies. At all levels, it is the rank and file members who determine by majority vote what the Union does.

The CUPE Constitution came into existence at the Founding Convention in 1963 when the National Union of Public Employees (NUPE) and the National Union of Public Service Employees (NUPSE) merged to form the Canadian Union of Public Employees. Changes to the Constitution can only be made by the delegates at the Union’s Biennial Convention.

The CUPE Constitution accordingly belongs to the members of CUPE. It determines the Union’s objectives and how the Union operates. It forms the basis for the functioning of the more than 2,100 CUPE local unions across Canada.

CUPE National Constitution

Benefits

Benefits are provided by Pacific Blue Cross - Medical, Dental, Extended Health, Life Insurance. You can read more specifics in your collective agreement, article 15.

Access your benefits at https://www.pac.bluecross.ca/member-privileges/#. Your membership card gives you exclusive access to fast, easy claims, discounts and Insta-Claim reimbursement from thousands of pharmacies, dental clinics and health providers.

 

Pensions

All eligible employees participate in the Municipal Pension Plan BC. Regular part time employees (17 1/2 hours/week or less) may also participate in the plan.

You may also find out more in your collective agreement, article 15.