Bargaining Update

The composite bargaining committee which includes members from Cupe 1974, as well as members from the former Opseu locals, have met with the employer throughout November and will continue to do so until a deal is reached.

We have taken what the committee deemed the superior language from all the collective agreements involved in the merger and have made proposals to the employer. This includes local issues as defined in Local 1974 c/a as well as superior benefits and wage harmonization.

We will give more updates as information becomes available.

11-7 Shift Premium


We were successful in our 11-7 shift premium policy grievance. On the go forward all 11am-7pm shifts will receive the evening premiums that the hospital arbitrarily took away. This award will include back pay for any premiums lost going back 18 months. This payment will be arriving, for anyone applicable, just in time for the holidays.

CUPE 1974 Bylaws Updates

Attention CUPE 1974 Memebers

We are seeking the membership’s input in the developing of our updated bylaws. This is your opportunity to contribute to the structure and future of our newly combined local.

There are representatives of all the leadership teams on the bylaws committee, and we will be looking at all pre-existing bylaws so that we can select the best of the best language.

Submissions are due by September 30, 2018.

All submissions can be emailed directly to the committee for review at: