What we do

What has the union ever done for us?’

In a unionized environment, workers have written and legally-binding guarantees covering wages, funding and health benefits.  Collective agreements give members of our local rights and protections which are often stronger than non-unionized workplaces.  The collective bargaining agreement governs the relationships between the works and the employer.  Our work and working environments are directly tied to the level of our mobilization and commitment to organize and defend gains made through our contract.  Members challenge violations of the collective agreement by pursuing our established grievance procedure.

Cupe 1048 represents members on many levels but most importantly by bargaining for rights and improvements to our Collective Agreement.  CUPE defends working conditions and hiring practices, fairness at work and health and safety, and looks for ways to improve your collective agreement and increase the rights of members.

It is important that all members are treated on an equal and fair basis and their rights are protected in the Collective Agreement.  The CUPE 1048 Executive meets with the employer regularly regarding day to day issues and grievances.

Services we provide to members

Education opportunities

Throughout the year, we offer opportunity for members to apply for union training.


CUPE 1048 members participate in conferences and conventions each year to increase knowledge and awareness and contribute to campaigns of important to our members.


CUPE 1048 offers education awards.