CUPE remains committed to supporting equity, diversity, inclusion and dignity of all people, as well as establishing equal opportunities within our Union. The Local 900 Equity Committee will continue to identify and work towards removing barriers in our union and will encourage promotional practices that will foster a climate of equity. The Local 900 Equity Committee will promote, through membership and public activities, the climate of inclusion for all people within our communities and union. Our Local is committed to, and proactively strives for, inclusion of all members.
We have a call for racially visible persons, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2+, members of other traditionally underrepresented groups and members with an interest in advancing anti-discrimination programs generally. If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact one of the committee members or click the button below to contact the union office.
CUPE offers a wide variety of workshops and different ways for members to access union education. We offer week-long, weekend, week-night or noon-hour sessions. The education committee plans all educational and related activities for the membership. If you are interested in taking a CUPE course or have a recommendation for the Education Committee please contact one of the committee members or click the button below to contact the union office.
Bylaws are rules and procedures for making decisions, choosing leaders and handling the local’s finances, among other things. This committee maintains and reviews our Local Bylaws. Any suggested edits or additions to our bylaws can be brought forward to any of the Bylaw Committee members.
Local Grievance Committee
The mandate of the Local Grievance Committee is to support the grievance procedure. The decision to file a grievance and to proceed to any step of the grievance procedure, including arbitration, rests exclusively with the Local Union and not an individual member. To ensure that decisions are fair and not arbitrary, the Local has an appeal process. If a member feels they have an issue that warrants a grievance and/or arbitration, they must first discuss the issue with their assigned Steward. The Steward will then consult with the Unit Chair and Unit Grievance Committee (if applicable) and advise the member on the merits of taking the matter forward. If the decision is to not take the matter forward the member can appeal through the Local 900 bylaws Section 23. If an appeal is received the Local Grievance committee is assembled and the appeal process is followed.