Call for Resolutions for the Annual General Assembly


Less than a month away, the AGA on April 3rd at 5:30 p.m. is fast approaching! 

Now is the time to submit your resolutions to for voting on critical issues and express your interest in running for key positions by emailing Attendees who stay until the end will be entered to win special swag including canvas duffle bags, gift cards and more! 

Stay informed about important updates, be part of impactful decisions, and consider becoming a steward or joining our Executive Board to further strengthen your union. Stay tuned for more infromation, and be sure to


Register for the AGA!

uOttawa Academic Workers Overwhelmingly Vote for Strike


In an incredible show of unity and strength, academic workers at the University of Ottawa have voted resoundingly in favor of strike action, with an extraordinary 91 percent majority. This empowering result reflects your collective dedication to addressing the affordability crisis, job security, and ensuring quality education.

As workers and students, we understand the challenges faced after 18 months without a contract, especially with the impact of unconstitutional wage restraint under Bill 124. The rising costs of living are affecting our ability to work and study at the university, impacting the quality of education.

Your voices matter, and this victory belongs to each member who participated. Stay tuned for more updates and next steps on our new bargaining website as we navigate negotiations with the university. If you haven't already, show your solidarity by


sending a one-click letter to central administration

Celebrating Women's Activism: CUPE Stands Strong on International Women’s Day

CUPE proudly stands in solidarity with women worldwide this International Women’s Day (March 8th), recognizing their vital role in union activism.

From the bargaining table to political actions and picket lines, women within CUPE exhibit strong leadership, championing gender justice, fair wages, and better working conditions. Despite progress, challenges persist, with women, particularly those who are young, disabled, Black, Indigenous, or trans, facing higher rates of violence and harassment. CUPE is committed to ending gender-based violence and dismantling all forms of oppression.

Join us in taking action, implementing anti-racism strategies, and supporting campaigns for justice. For resources and ways to get involved,

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Shape Our Direction: Your Input Counts!

Ever wonder how you can have a direct impact on CUPE 2626's course? Your insights are the catalyst! As an integral part of our democratic structure, your opinions wield significant influence over executive decisions, making your involvement absolutely crucial.

Whether it's events, communication, or feedback, your preferences actively sculpt the trajectory of our union. Jump into our brief survey for the 2024-2025 Executive Board mandate and become an essential contributor to our democratic process.

The more we understand, the better equipped we are to align with what matters most to you. Share your thoughts on where you'd like our annual donations to go, and...


Take the mandate survey!


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!




Mark your calendars for our upcoming Coffee with CUPE session:

March 19th, 1-3pm in the CBY foyer

We can't wait to see you again and continue our conversations!


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Cheers to Success: Highlights from the Bargaining Support Committee Party!


A big thank you for making the Bargaining Support Committee Party at Father & Sons last week an absolute hit! Joel Harden of the NDP joined our lively gathering, and together with community members, we enjoyed complimentary drinks, pushed for a majority strike mandate vote, and celebrated with fantastic door prizes like a Nintendo Switch and Kindle.

Your dedication and energy were outstanding, setting the stage for the challenges ahead in our negotiations. Stay tuned for more updates and future events. Your support is truly appreciated!

Cheers to a night of success and solidarity!


U of T Workers Secure Tentative Agreement

In a historic move, the University of Toronto and CUPE 3902 and CUPE 3261 workers reached a tentative agreement early Monday.

The result of collaborative efforts among campus unions, the deal is a victory for teaching assistants, contract instructors, postdocs, maintenance workers, and others. Stay tuned as members across five units gear up to vote on ratification. A celebratory rally took place on March 4th outside Convocation Hall.

More updates to come!

CUPE National Stands with York University Workers

CUPE National officers joined academic workers and labor leaders at York University for the "Our Right to Strike Rally." The event, organized by CUPE 3903, included a teach-in and aimed to address police interference with striking workers.

Mark Hancock, CUPE’s national president, emphasized workers' rights, stating, "There’s a storm coming. Workers are standing up and saying we need more; our families need more." Academic workers, students, and faculty called on the university to address the affordability crisis, equity issues, and quality of education.

Follow their instagram for updates on this powerful movement.

Migrant Spring: Join the Movement Hosted by Migrant Rights Network!

Embrace Migrant Spring with us, a powerful movement for justice and equality, hosted by the Migrant Rights Network. Let's unite to achieve these vital goals together:

  1. Win Regularization: Stand with us as Immigration Minister Marc Miller considers regularization this Spring, advocating for permanent resident status without exceptions.

  2. Win Justice for Care Workers: Support  members in the migrant care worker community, facing program expiration on June 17, 2024. Together, demand Status for All and address unfair language testing and education accreditation requirements.

  3. Unite Against Racism: Reject division and stand alongside Migrant Rights Network in demanding decent work, universal public services, and a livable planet for all.

Migrant Spring is a series of actions leading up to summer 2024. Join us in this movement for equality, justice, and #UniteAgainstRacism.


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