Rights and Benefits

As a member of a CUPE local your representatives negotiate with your employer for a collective agreement that covers all members of your work group.

A CUPE agreement protects you from being fired without reason and ensures your rights. It gives you a way to resolve workplace disputes. A union agreement gives you the power to bargain for higher wages and better benefits – all backed by the strength of Canada’s largest union and a powerful defender of public services.

In CUPE, you and your co-workers are in charge. You decide what the priorities are for your agreement, the level of your dues and how your CUPE local operates.

At every step, you’ll have the support of CUPE’s trained experts in bargaining, research, legal advice, health and safety, equality, education, job evaluation and communications.

[modified from CUPE BC: Joining CUPE