The Local 3338 website has been updated! Mostly.

The site has had a major restructuring so things may not be where you remember. Some new pages within the new site structure include: each unit with its own page, one for resources, as well one with information for new members. You’ll notice that some pages have placeholders for content that is under review and will be added as completed. We ask you for your patience as we work on adding information to those sections. If you notice any errors or omissions, we probably have too! We’ll send out an notice once the project is completed.

CUPE Local 3338

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.


  • Unit 1 are SFU workers in clerical, support, library and technical positions at SFU.
  • Unit 2 are support staff for CUPW Vancouver local.
  • Unit 3 are the Food and Beverage Service workers at the Highland Pub, Higher Grounds, Ladle and catering departments of the SFSS.
  • Unit 4 are the cleaning staff of Best Service Pros Ltd.
  • Unit 5 are support and advocacy staff people at the Simon Fraser Student Society.
  • Unit 6 are the employees of the Graduate Student Society.
  • Unit 7 are the employees of the Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group.


Bylaws approved in 2022 will be posted here. 


Future place for policies related to expenses, education, collection of members personal information. Once reviewed and passed by membership, documents will be posted.

Personal Information Protection

What is the Personal Information Protection Act? The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia provides independent oversight and enforcement of BC’s access and privacy laws. VIsit the OIPC BC site for more information on the Act and the Privacy Commissioner.


Look for the Local’s Protection of Personal Information Policy under Policies. For further information please contact the Union Office.

View the Personal Information Protection Act on the BC government website

History of the Local

In 1972, CUPE 3338 started its life as the Association of University & College Employees (AUCE) 2, a feminist local with 660 members, and the sister of AUCE 1 at UBC.  Our union remained a largely independent organization for almost 20 years.  In 1989, the United Steelworkers of America tried to raid AUCE 2 but was unsuccessful. After a second attempt, the members decided to join Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), the largest public sector union. In May 1992, we were certified as CUPE local 3338 and remained an autonomous unit within CUPE.  In 2008, the local voted to join CUPE BC, part of a national union that just celebrated its 50th anniversary.  CUPE 3338 now represents 1200 members and represents a wide and diverse range of units.

Unit 1 continues to represent support staff at Simon Fraser University (SFU). Unit 2 joined in 1988 when another feminist union, the Service, Office and Retail Workers Union of Canada (SORWUC) ceased to exist. The rest of the units either joined after making the decision to unionize or were the result of a merger with some members of CUPE 2396 at SFU.


Year                                                                Event

1972                Association of University & College Employees local 2 (AUCE 2) received its certification

1988                Unit 2 merges – represents the Vancouver local of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers

1989                AUCE 2 joins CUPE after two unsuccessful raids by The United Steelworkers of America

1992                Certified as CUPE local 3338

1994                Unit 3 is formed when the student food & beverage workers at the Student Society (SFSS)
decides to unionize.

2007                Unit 4 is formed to represent the janitorial staff employed by BEST Pro Services

2008                CUPE 3338 joins CUPE BC

2009                Unit 5 is formed to represent SFSS staff who work in the general office, resource offices,
Out on Campus, Copy Centre, Build SFU and the Women’s Centre.

2009                The last 2 units were formed after a merger with CUPE 2396.
Unit 6              Graduate Student Society (GSS) workers
Unit 7              Simon Fraser Public Interest Group (SFPIRG) workers