Ratification Meeting

CUPE 1615 will be holding a ratification meeting to review and vote on the tentative agreement that has been reached between the local and Memorial University.

The meeting will be held Tuesday September 3rd from 7pm to 9pm.

For the members in St. John’s the meeting location will be the Holiday Inn on Portugal Cove Road. It will be in the Main Floor Conference Room.

For the members in Corner Brook the meeting location will be Grenfell Campus in room AS2026.

The document can be viewed below, and includes only new additions or changes to our current Collective Agreement.

Members of the bargaining committee will not be discussing this document or answering any questions in regarding this document until the meeting on Tuesday night. We will review the whole document as a group and have discussions as needed then.

We urge all of you to attend this meeting to be a part of the discussions, as we will have and to vote on this proposed document.


Click here to view the Ratification Document

CUPE1615 Family BBQ

Once again this year CUPE1615 will be holding it’s BBQ family event, and guess what? You’re invited! There will be burgers and hotdogs served and Sky High Amusements will be there with some things for the kids!

It will be held on Saturday August 24th, from 12pm to 3pm.  The venue will be the Sunshine Chalet at the Sunshine Camp on Thorburn Rd.

Donations of non-perishable goods will be collected for the Memorial University Food Bank, so please bring along an item or two if you can.

You will be able to swim in the pond if you’d like, but it will be at your own risk as there is no lifeguard on site.

If you plan on attending, please click here or the link below to register. Please note, this event is only for the members of 1615 and their families.

Register here for the BBQ


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