A CUPE National Representative is assigned to each Local. The rep assigned to our local at this time is Stephen Horner
CUPE National reps, assists our Executive and Committees regarding all labour relations issues such as
Ongoing administration of our collective agreements
Federal and Provincial legislation affecting education and school board workers
Health and Safety issues
and much more!
CUPE Ontario is our Provincial “watchdog” as many laws affecting CUPE Members are decided by Provincial Governments. In Ontario, school board funding is determined by the Ministry of Education. Provincial Divisions do not “service” CUPE Locals – the Divisions’ role is to lobby, in co-operation with CUPE Locals and “watchdog” legislation and practices of the Provincial Government.
CUPE Ontario is set up into“sectoral groups”. We fall under the school board sector and are part of the CUPE Ontario School Board Co-ordinating Committee (OSBCC).
Each school board local is assigned to an area. We belong to Area 7 of the OSBCC which also includes Durham (both Public and Catholic School Boards),Trillium Lakelands District School Board and PVNC Catholic School Board.