It's Time for You to Make Decisions About Your Union

Save the date!

Our General Assembly is scheduled for November 8th at 5:30 pm, and will be held online. This is your opportunity to actively decide the path your Union takes.

Mark you calendars and stay tuned for further updates in the coming weeks.

Everything You Need to Know About Voting on Proposed Bylaws Changes

During its formation at the 2022 Regular General Assembly, the ad hoc Bylaws Revision Committee was tasked with a significant mission: to conduct a comprehensive revision of the CUPE 2626 Bylaws. This revision focused primarily on enhancing accountability mechanisms for elected officers, improving existing and newly created committee articles, and redefining the roles and responsibilities of all Executive Board members.

After months of diligent work, the Bylaws Revision Committee is set to present the proposed changes to the CUPE 2626 Bylaws at the upcoming Regular General Assembly on November 8. However, the ultimate decision to accept these changes rests with YOU – the CUPE 2626 members who will be in attendance at the Assembly. As the most influential decision-making body within your Union, YOU, as CUPE 2626 members, will have the opportunity to collectively discuss, approve, or suggest amendments to the modifications proposed by the Committee.

To prepare for the Assembly, you will find the Bylaws Committee's final report, which includes detailed explanations of the proposed changes. Additionally, there will be a modified version of the bylaws and a newly created document titled "Policy Compendium." These documents will enable you to review the proposals in advance, seek to understand the reasoning behind the modifications, and jot down any clarifying questions you may have for November 8.


Collective Agreement

Have you taken a look at your agreement yet?

We strongly encourage you to read and familiarize yourself with your rights. You can access the complete Collective Agreement here.

If you're facing challenges in understanding your rights or have questions, don't hesitate to reach out! Your union is here to help.

Feel free to contact us at with any inquiries or concerns. Your understanding and empowerment matter to us.

Bargaining Update

We're in ongoing discussions with the employer, and your dedicated elected representatives have been hard at work since last June to advocate for your rights.

For a comprehensive update, make sure to attend the upcoming General Assembly (Nov. 8th). This is your chance to stay fully informed.

Interested in getting involved and lending your support? Join the Bargaining Support Committee!

For more details, don't hesitate to reach out to

A Sweet Thank You: Ice Cream Social Highlights

A big thank you to everyone who joined us at our Ice Cream Social. Your presence, engaging discussions, and curiosity made the event a memorable one.

If you missed out, don't worry! Stay connected with us on social media for updates on upcoming events. You can also catch up on all the fun by watching our Ice Cream Social recap reel here.

Stand Strong Against Budget Cuts at uOttawa!

Join us at the Rally to Stop Budget Cuts from BOG, where we'll unite to oppose budget reductions and amplify our voices. This in-person event is your chance to stand up for your rights and connect with fellow advocates. Together, we can make a powerful impact and ensure our concerns are heard.

See you September 26th from 4 - 6pm at uOttawa's Tabaret Lawn.


Orientation Week

Missed our orientation presentations this week?  You can access all the information covered by clicking here.

Have questions? Feel free to send them to

Additionally, the Teaching and Learning Support Service (TLSS) is also hosting an orientation/training session in person on September 16th. Discover more about the event on their website.

uOInternational: Your Passport to Global Student Support

Explore uOInternational, an essential external resource for international students within our university community. They excel at simplifying global connections, offering exciting study abroad opportunities, providing valuable international resources, promoting knowledge exchange, and inspiring international engagement.

Have questions or need assistance? They're here to guide you through your international journey at the university!

Reach out today.


Stand in Solidarity and sign the petition

Support Hydro Ottawa workers who have been on strike for 73 days, fighting for safer conditions, fair compensation, and job security. Safety violations and staff shortages threaten everyone's well-being. Join the movement for ethical energy and worker protection. Email Ottawa's mayor and city councilor to show your support.

Take action.

Stand Up for Migrant Rights

Join nationwide demonstrations aimed at addressing skyrocketing bills, unaffordable rent, forest fires, and privatized healthcare.

Migrants, who play an essential role in our society, bear a heavy burden without basic rights. Permanent resident status is crucial for achieving justice, equality, and addressing the challenges of climate change.

In Ottawa, our collective voice will be heard on September 16 at 11 am on Parliament Hill. Stand up for migrant rights and make a meaningful impact. See you there!


Join Our Time Together: A National Gathering for CUPE Diversity

Indigenous, Black, and racialized CUPE members and allies, join us for a national virtual gathering on September 23, hosted by CUPE's national diversity vice-presidents, Debra Merrier and Aubrey Gonsalves. Let's put the CUPE National Anti-Racism Strategy into action, celebrate our progress, and organize for the future. Register now and be part of building an anti-racist union that benefits all workers. Register here.

Rally for Anti-Scab Legislation: Save the Date!

Mark your calendars for a crucial event on September 19th! Join CUPE’s National President Mark Hancock and CLC President Bea Bruske at a rally for federal anti-scab legislation. This rally will take place on Tuesday, September 19th, at 11:30 AM on Parliament Hill.

For generations, labour activists have tirelessly fought for federal anti-scab legislation, aiming to restore power to workers during labour disputes.

On September 19th, let's unite and send a resounding message to the federal government: workers in Canada deserve anti-scab legislation now!

Stay tuned for more details. This event is open to everyone, and your support is vital.


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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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