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The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) is Canada's largest health care union.

Joining a Union

It is so much more than wage increases.

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Often during an union organizing drive workers and the employer will focus primarily on monetary issues.

How does my workplace become unionized with CUPE?

Information on dues, process of forming a union, privacy, employer actions, and what Local Autonomy means for you.

A percentage of not less than 40% of the employees must sign union membership cards, then an application for certification is submitted to the Ontario Labour Relations Board. One week later the Ontario Labour Relations Board holds a secret ballot vote at your workplace. In order for the union to be successful fifty percent plus one of the employees who cast a ballot must vote in favour of the union.

What to expect from your Employer

A good employer will respect your right to make an informed decision about whether joining CUPE is the right choice for you and your colleagues. However, it's not unusual for employers to be afraid that you will join the Union so they resort to using union busting companies or the tactics promoted by those companies.

A good employer will respect your right to make an informed decision about whether joining CUPE is the right choice for you and your colleagues. However, it’s not unusual for employers to be afraid that you will join the Union so they resort to using union busting companies or the tactics promoted by those companies. These tactics typically take one of two directions. Either they take the ‘sweet talking’ direction or they choose to ‘exploit fear of the…

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The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) is Canada's largest health care union.