Collective agreement

Your collective agreement sets out your rights and responsibilities at work.  If you have any questions or concerns about your treatment, please talk to your steward or a member of the executive.

Current Agreement

Note that the most recent Collective Agreement was extended by way of a signed Extension Agreement. Below are both the Collective Agreement and the terms of the extension.

Extension of Collective Agreement made effective as of this 7th day of June, 2021 between MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY OF NEWFOUNDLAND and the CANADIAN UNION OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES, Local 1615. (searchable PDF of agreement*) (2020-2021 PayScale)

COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT between MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY OF NEWFOUNDLAND and CUPE LOCAL 1615, April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2020 (searchable PDF *)  (scan of original **)

*To search, hit Ctrl+f or command+f, and highlight to copy and paste.
**In the case of any discrepancies, the original shall prevail.

2020 – 2021 Pay Scales

Below are the 2020-2021 Pay Scales that have been adjusted to show the extension to the current collective agreement.


Click here to view the 2020-2021 Pay Scale information


Bylaws and Constitution

Our bylaws set out the rules for how we democratically elects our representatives, and how the local is run and has to respect the CUPE Constitution.

CUPE 1615 By-laws

The CUPE Constitution belongs to the members of CUPE and it determines the Union’s goals and how the Union operates at a national level. It forms the basis for the functioning of the more than 2,100 CUPE Local Unions across Canada.

CUPE Constitution


CUPE 1615 members are participants in a group benefits plan.  If you have questions about your eligibility or benefits, please talk to your shop steward or a member of the executive.


CUPE 1615 members are part of the Memorial University Pension Plan.  If you have questions about your eligibility or benefits, please talk to your steward or a member of the executive.

Seniority list – update


Those errors that were forwarded to the office, should be corrected (by HR) in the versions below.  Please check carefully.

NOTE: These versions of the senoirity list will be considered correct going forward.



Please check carefully!  Note both lists are the same, just sorted differently.

If errors are noted, please contact the office to advise, giving the correct information such that we can ask HR to correct it.  We have 30 days to object to what is below.


Educational Awards

Educational Awards are usually presented at the May monthly membership meeting.

Only daughters, sons, and or spouses of current CUPE 1615 members and members are eligible to receive awards.

Awards are open only to students currently registered at any University or College Program (of at least 2 years in duration) at any recognized post-secondary institution.

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.)

Successful applicants will be selected using a random draw process and presented at the May general monthly meeting.

All information provided by applicants will remain confidential.



Click here to download a fillable digital copy of 2022 Education Award Application.




Professional Development Fund

Members of CUPE 1615 are eligible to apply for funding to support their professional development goals and objectives.

The CUPE Professional Development Fund has been in place since April 1, 2009 and has an annual budget of $50,000.



Below is a link to the current online workshops being offered by CUPE. At this time, there are no in-person workshops. They are being conducted through the Zoom app and are available to members from coast to coast to coast. However please take note of the times & time zones that the workshop will be taking place.

If you are interested in doing a workshop please contact the CUPE 1615 office to be registered.


Click here to view the list of workshops