Collective Agreement

The collective agreement sets out the earned rights of the members of CUPE 1615, as well as the responsibilities of the union local and its members. If you have any questions or concerns about your treatment as it pertains to the Agreement, please contact our Group of Stewards.

CUPE 1615 is encouraging the use of the Collective Agreement digitally and online. However, you can still order a print copy of the Collective Agreement by using the form for CUPE 1615 Document Requests.

You are also encouraged to check out our Collective Agreement Frequently Asked Question (FAQs).

April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2026:
View the Collective Agreement section on this website, or download the searchable PDF from 2022 with hyperlinked table of contents. Note that the pdf is a scan of the original document.
June 7, 2021:
Extension of Collective Agreement. Download the searchable PDF from 2021 or view the 2020-2021 pay scales.
April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2020:
Collective Agreement. Download the searchable PDF from 2016 or view the original 2016 agreement.

Note: To search within a document, select Ctrl+F or +F, and highlight to copy and paste. As well, in the case of any discrepancies, the original version shall prevail.

CUPE 1615 Boardroom

The CUPE 1615 boardroom is located on the fourth floor of the Alexander Murray Building (also known as the Earth Sciences (ER) building) on the St. John’s campus of Memorial University. The room number is ER 4051.

The following link provides access to the booking resource for scheduling meetings in the boardroom. Select the desired meeting time from the ones displayed below, or open the calendar in a new window.

Note that weekend bookings require advanced notice, and will need to be confirmed with one of the office personnel. Contact Natalie at or 864-8476, or secondarily, Bill at or 864-2393.


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 1615 Constitution By-Laws

Our by-laws set out the rules for how we democratically elects our representatives, and how the local is run and has to respect the CUPE Constitution. View the By-Laws section on this website, or view the pdf document below.


In order to improve the social and economic welfare of its members without regard to age, physical and/or mental disability, race, creed, colour, national origin, political or religious affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, place of residence, membership or activity in any Union, to promote efficiency in public employment and to manifest its beliefs in the value of unity of organized labour, this Local of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (hereinafter referred to as CUPE) has been formed.

The following By-Laws are adopted by the Local pursuant to, and to supplement the CUPE constitution, to safeguard the rights of all members, to provide for responsible administration of the Local, and to involve as many members as possible through the sharing of duties and responsibilities.


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. To access the By-Laws pdf, select the link below.


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

Please have a look at the lastest Seniority lists that HR has provided to the local.  The information on both these lists should be the same, just sorted differently. We have 30 days to object any errors.  If you notice any, please contact Natalie at such that one list can be generated and sent to the employer.

July, 2024 Report sorted by Name    July, 2024 Report Sorted by Date

May, 2024 (corrected from January, 2024)
May, 2024 Report sorted by Date
May, 2024 Report sorted by Name
January, 2024
January, 2024 Report sorted by Date
January, 2024 Report sorted by Name
June, 2023
June, 2023 Seniority List sorted by Name
June, 2023 Seniority List sorted by Date
May, 2023
May, 2023 Report sorted by Name
May, 2023 Report sorted by Date

Page last updated May 31, 2024.

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.

See the latest version, under the News tab, or Latest updates box (below the calendar).

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.