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Local 3338 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees represents over 1200 workers, mainly at SFU campuses. Our diverse membership is spread among 7 Bargaining Units, with 7 different employers.

Winter Closure Notice 2022

Written by Communications chair. Posted in Uncategorized

Warmest greetings of the season and best wishes for a
happy and healthy new year! 


The CUPE Union Office will close on December 21, 2021 through to January 8, 2021. 

We will reopen on Monday, January 9, 2022. 


Like many members of the Local, your Executive Board Members will also take time for a needed rest from the heavy union work they’ve been involved in during the year and re-connect with family and friends.

For this reason, only union matters deemed an emergency will be responded to during this time. For such assistance please contact: info@cupe3338.ca


We recognize that this time of the year brings its own challenges and members may need to have access to assistance outside the scope of the union. Check your employer’s website for resources they may offer and see a few provincial options below (note that this is not an full list of resources):

Province of BC: health resources/topics including COVID-19: https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/

811 Healthlink BC: health information and advice phone line available in British Columbia, service offered in multiple languages: https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/more/about-healthlink-bc/about-8-1-1

Healthlink resources in other languages: https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/more/resources/other-languages

Province of BC mental health supports: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/mental-health-support-in-bc

211 Mental Health Resources: https://bc.211.ca

Should you need translation assistance for the above information, try Google Translate for webpages https://translate.google.ca/?sl=auto&tl=en&op=websites

Support CUPE education workers in Ontario

Written by Communications chair. Posted in Uncategorized

Hello everyone, 

On Monday, October 31st, the Ford Conservatives took the unprecedented step of proposing legislation that would force a contract on education workers, violating workers’ constitutional right to bargain fairly, keeping many workers in poverty, instead of continuing with negotiations.

To pass it, they’ve invoked the notwithstanding clause, overriding the Charters’ protections of the fundamental right to the collective bargaining process.

This is the first time in the history of Canada that a government has done so to pre-emptively end a labour action.

There’s a growing chorus of Ontarians, unions, and community organizations who are expressing their outrage about both the paltry elements of the government’s offer as well as their bullying tactics to ram it through.

The 55,000 members of CUPE’s Ontario School Boards Council of Unions (OSBCU) – custodians, maintenance and library workers, secretaries, early childhood educators, educational assistants, IT professionals – who are working in publicly-funded schools across Ontario are the backbone of Ontario’s public education systemThey are also the lowest-paid education workers, earning, on average, only $39,000 a year which has left many on the brink of poverty.

WHAT CAN YOU DO? 

Sign their petition: https://cupe.on.ca/eduworkerspetition/

Send a message to the Ford Conservatives: http://DontBeABully.ca

An injury to one is an injury to all!  

CUPE Local 3338 Executive Board