The wait is finally over!

We are thrilled to announce that, with 97% of voting members in favour, the new Collective Agreement has been ratified! A huge thank you to everyone for your hard work and dedication throughout this process. Additionally, we are pleased to inform you that the University's Board of Governors also ratified the new agreement April 9th, meaning it will come into effect as soon as possible.

Stay tuned for more updates and information on the next steps, including a full (and bilingual) version of the new agreement for 2022-2025. In the meantime, you can review the ratification kit to see the upcoming changes.

To the left (Nicholas Dallaire and Catherine Larocque from the CUPE bargaining team, with Justin Dore - CUPE National Servicing Rep) and to the right (the EB boards Jules Carriere, Julien de Bellefeuille, André Beauchemin, Anne Lemay, Jordan Alexander and Chantal Ferrot).  Taken at 22:57 on March 21 right after we signed the tentative agreement.

Recap from the AGA

Thank you to everyone who attended our Annual General Assembly (AGA)! Your participation and engagement made it a resounding success. We're excited to announce and warmly welcome back re-elected members, as well as greet new faces to our board:

  • President - Catherine Larocque
  • Vice President - Saïfeddine Jemli
  • Treasurer - Madeline White
  • Recording Officer - Nicolas Dallaire
  • Health and Safety - Agnes Bezerra
  • Equity and Education Officer - Linnea Löfström-Abary
  • Liason Officer - Magalie Civil
  • Anglophone Steward Representative - Victoria King
  • Francophone Steward Representative - Nathan Pécout-Le Bras
  • Lifeguards Representative - Megan Coutinho
  • Residence Life Representative - Vassili Soklaridis

Additionally, we're pleased to share that bylaws modifications were approved and an EB mandate was approved by the members.

Stay tuned for more updates and initiatives from our dedicated team!


Quick Reminder:

Please continue to diligently track your hours and, if necessary, complete the Workload Review Form and/or discuss any concerns with your supervisor.  

Your active participation strengthens our collective voice and ensures fair working conditions!



Thank You for Joining Us!

Big thanks to everyone who joined us at our recent bargaining events at No Forks Given and our Churro food truck held at the FSS pavilion! Your support and engagement have been invaluable throughout the bargaining process. Conversations in person are invaluable, and our office doors remain open Tuesday-Thursday from 10-4pm to address your questions and concerns.

Stay tuned for more events and workshops coming soon for the summer and fall sessions.


CUPE National Updates: Stay Informed!

We're pleased to share some updates from CUPE National with you. You'll find a summary of highlights from the March 2024 National Executive Board meeting, along with reports from our National President and Secretary-Treasurer.

If you're interested in staying updated on CUPE's activities, take a look at the NEB highlights and reports online.

Additionally, don't miss out on the latest edition of 'Economy at Work,' our economic and bargaining newsletter. It's a valuable resource for those interested in economic developments and bargaining discussions.

Stay informed and empowered!

Join the Horizon Ottawa Board of Directors!

Our allies at Horizon Ottawa are seeking new members for their Board of Directors. They're expanding their board and looking for six passionate individuals (including a Treasurer) to help guide their organization.

  • Membership not required: You don't need to be a current member of Horizon Ottawa to apply.
  • Ideal candidate: Someone passionate about community engagement, municipal organizing, and creating positive change in Ottawa.
  • Election via electronic vote on Loomio: April 22nd to April 30th.
  • Virtual candidate meeting: April 18th at 6 PM.
  • No experience necessary: All are welcome to apply.
  • Submit your candidacy by April 22nd, 11:59 PM.

Interested? Submit your application here.

Tentative Agreement Reached at York University

After seven weeks of picketing, workers at York University in Toronto are making strides. The bargaining team representing academic workers reached a tentative agreement with the university on Sunday night.

Details of the agreement are pending ratification and have not been released yet.

CUPE 3903 members have been on strike since February 26, advocating for changes regarding affordability, job security, and workplace equity. Stay tuned for updates!


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CUPE 2626 represents thousands of Teaching and Research Assistants, Correctors, Tutors, Lab Monitors, Demonstrators, Proctors, Lifeguards and Residence Life Workers at the University of Ottawa.

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