The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) fights to protect your rights as a worker, for fairness in your workplace and ensure respect from your employer. We are all about building solidarity among workers to improve working conditions for all. Being a CUPE member means you have the materials, information, programs, and the staff expertise needed to meet the employer on equal terms and negotiate better working conditions.
Currently, our unionization efforts in New Brunswick are focused (but not limited to) the following sectors:
- Childcare workers
- Long-term care and Shannex workers
- Social services and community care workers
- Cannabis NB staff
- University workers
- Municipal employees
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, arbitration, 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.
In CUPE the members are in charge. In each CUPE local, the members democratically decide their priorities for bargaining, when to settle a new contract, and how to manage funds.
CUPE’s strength comes from individual members working toward common goals. Together we maintain and improve wages and benefits, improve health and safety conditions, and make your workplace better. Sectors CUPE members work in many sectors of the economy:
CUPE has over 700,000 members across Canada in the public and private sectors.
In New Brunswick sectors include, but are not limited to:
- health care, hospitals
- long-term care
- K-12 education
- security and emergency
- social services