In CUPE the members are in charge. The Local membership elects its officers and bargaining committee representatives. Each CUPE Local decides its 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.
When you join CUPE, you and your co-workers gain an equal seat at the bargaining table with your employer, armed with the research, communications, legal, and staff resources of the largest union in the country.
There are over 715,000 CUPE members in Canada, and that number is growing constantly. CUPE is also the largest union in Saskatchewan with 30,000 members working in health care, K-12 education, municipalities, libraries, and community-based organizations like group homes and child care centres.
CUPE represents 288 child care workers in Saskatchewan and 12,000 across the country.