The RGA is your platform to vote, elect new members (and even step forward for positions), review the new bylaws, and stay in the know about the latest developments and upcoming initiatives. Your voice matters, so mark your calendar and be part of the decision-making process at the RGA!

To prepare for the Assembly, make sure to review the report of the Bylaw Revision Committee, the proposed modifications to the bylaws, and the new Policy Compendium.

These documents will equip you to ask questions and engage in collective discussions on November 8, where we'll approve or suggest amendments.


1. Use your uOttawa email to become a member in good standing.

2. Register for the RGA!


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CUPE National Convention: October 22 to 27, Quebec City

Every two years, CUPE members from across Canada convene to discuss resolutions, constitutional amendments, and the struggles we face as workers, in addition to attending a variety of equity caucuses.This year, our local was represented by:

  • Catherine Larocque (President)
  • Madeline White (Secretary-Treasurer)
  • Olivia Lamontagne-Kratz (Chair of Bargaining committee for 2626-1)
  • Sudipta Verma (Chair of Bargaining committee for 2626-3)

Before and during the convention, we advocated for our rights by advancing motions to increase democratic decision-making, to call for a ceasefire in Palestine, for changes to strike fund regulations to accommodate precarious workers, and much more! We also attended caucuses for young workers, Indigenous workers, Black and Racialized Workers, Disabled workers, 2SLGBTQIA+ workers, and Women.

Stay tuned in our next newsletter for a breakdown of our activities each day as well as which resolutions and ammendments were debated and passed!

CUPE Takes a Stand: Resolution #804

At our recent national convention in Quebec City, CUPE members voted with a 2/3 majority to adopt Emergency Resolution #804. This resolution reflects our commitment to:

  1. Urging the Canadian government to:

    • Call for an immediate ceasefire in Israel/Palestine
    • Cease arms sales to Israel
    • Revoke diplomatic immunity for the state of Israel
    • End the blockade of Gaza and restore vital aid.
  2. Educating our members about the history of Israel's occupation of Palestine, Canada's role, and how trade unions can support a just peace.

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To everyone who stopped by our Coffee with CUPE event in front of the STEM building on November 2nd, it was a pleasure meeting and chatting with all of you.

Mark your calendars for our upcoming Coffee with CUPE session:

December 7th, 1-3pm

Stay tuned for more details. We can't wait to see you again and continue our conversations!


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Contracts, Worker rights, and Supervisor Relationships

Join us for an important Steward Study Session on contract literacy via Google Meet on November 14th, 12-1pm. Save the date and elevate your stewardship to empower our union!

For more information, reach out to your Steward Representatives:

  • Nathan, 
  • Bahar,

Coming Soon: Mental Health Webinar Workshop!

Save the date for November 28th, 12-1:30 pm. We're excited to join forces with Rubik's Counseling Services for an enlightening session on managing stress, avoiding burnout, and finding balance to avoid overwork.

Stay tuned for your official invite with more details.


Stand for Palestine: National Day of Action

On November 4th at 2pm, Parliament Hill in Ottawa will resonate with the powerful voices of the Palestinian Youth Movement Ottawa, supported by a diverse coalition of community, labor, and student organizations. Join us for a National Day of Action!

Our united demands are clear:

  1. Immediate ceasefire
  2. Lift the Gaza siege for vital medical aid
  3. End Canada's support for Israel's war crimes, genocide, and colonization of Palestinian land

This Saturday our voices will join tens of thousands marching in Washington, DC. Together, we'll show the world that we're more than mere supporters of Palestine; we're a global movement, rising from every corner until justice prevails.

We hope to see you there!

Campaign for Fair Rent and Tenant Rights!

In late September, Accora Village tenants were hit with an unjust 5.5% rent increase, well above the 2.5% guideline. This impacted tenants significantly, and it's time to fight back.

Join us in demanding that Ferguslea Properties drop this excessive increase and put tenants first. Plus, support a 'Tenant Defense Fund' for legal representation in tenant-landlord disputes.

Sign the petition to make your voice heard. Let's end rent gouging and ensure fair treatment for all tenants in Accora Village and the city!

Support TVO's CMG Strike for Fairness

TVO's CMG members are in their third month of a strike for fair wages and job security. Unfortunately, bargaining has reached an impasse, and TVO management has refused binding arbitration.

You can make a difference by contributing to their strike fund for essentials and meals on the picket line. Additionally, please consider signing the petition for binding arbitration to help end the strike.

Your support is vital in ensuring the return of the quality content Ontarians rely on.


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