Bargaining Update – May 31 2019

Brothers and Sisters,

Your bargaining committee has been working very hard on your behalf to secure the best collective agreement for all members of 1615.

We began bargaining in March and after several meetings with the employer it has become clear that our efforts to achieve a fair, equitable and respectful collective agreement has reached an impasse. The locals bargaining committee has applied to the Labor Relations Division to appoint a conciliator to assist in the process of achieving a new collective agreement.

I want to assure all of you, on behalf of your bargaining committee, that we will keep you updated as much as possible as things progress. Dates have to be scheduled by the Labor Relations Division at this point and hopefully, this impasse can be dealt with quickly, and we achieve the best possible contract for you, our members.

In solidarity,


2019 CUPE 1615 Scholarships

We are now accepting applications for the CUPE 1615 Scholarships!

Every year we award 10 scholarships to deserving students. The process is open to the children and spouses of current members of local 1615. Applicants must have at least a 65% average in their previous full-time semester. Please include a transcript of your marks with your application. If your transcript lists letter grades only (e.g. A+, A etc.) you are required to include a numerical value of the grades used by the institution (e.g. A+=90-100 etc.).  Scholarship selection is based on academic achievement only.

The scholarships will be awarded at the May 2019 membership meeting and the deadline to apply is Thursday April 18th, 2019.

Click here to view and download the application