Resources

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.

Bylaws

Our bylaws set out the rules for how we democratically elects our representatives, and how the local is run.

Benefits

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.

Pensions

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.

Scholarships

The 2018 Scholarship Applications are now available!

CUPE 1615 will award ten $1000 scholarships to students that meet the requirements of the application.

Children and spouses of current, retired, honorary or deceased members of CUPE 1615 are eligible.  Scholarships are available to students currently enrolled in a full time program(min. 2 year duration) at any recognized University,College or post secondary institution. Scholarship awards are based on academic achievement only and will be determined based on an average mark from the previous full-time semester and must be a minimum of 65%. Please include an official transcript of marks with your application. If a transcript list only letter grades(eg; A, A+,B etc) then you must include an official notice from the institution explaining the numerical values of the grades(eg; A+=90-100%, A=80-89% etc).

Please note that no person shall be awarded more than one scholarship and that preference will be given to students attending Memorial University, provided they meet all other requirements.

 

Download the 2018 Scholarship Application Form (PDF)

 

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.

 

Education

Below is the list of CUPE Workshops for the coming months of 2020. To register please contact the local’s office.  Members must work in the city the workshop is being held to participate.

 

Feb 22, 2020 | CUPE Corner Brook Area Office, Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador | English
Who am I as a leader? Who are we as a local union? How do we fit into the broader movement? Learn how to use the power of your elected position to build power and strengthen solidarity in the union, in the labour movement and in our communities.
February 29 – March 1, 2020 | CUPE St. John’s Area Office, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador | English
Who am I as a leader? Who are we as a local union? How do we fit into the broader movement? Learn how to use the power of your elected position to build power and strengthen solidarity in the union, in the labour movement and in our communities.
March 28 – 29, 2020 | CUPE St. John’s Area Office, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador | English
Before you start the Steward Learning series, you must complete the Introduction to Stewarding (9 hour) workshop. After that, you can start taking modules in the Steward Learning Series. All the modules are 3 hours. Please remember to bring your Stewarding handbook and Steward Learning passport.
April 4 – 5, 2020 | CUPE St. John’s Area Office, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador | English
These series of workshops are designed to provide health and safety basics and develop core skills, support participants to think about the different ways health and safety connects to human rights in our union and our community, and to deal with specific workplace hazards and methods for removing them from the workplace.
April 4 – 5, 2020 | CUPE Corner Brook Area Office, Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador | English
Before you start the Steward Learning series, you must complete the Introduction to Stewarding (9 hour) workshop. After that, you can start taking modules in the Steward Learning Series. All the modules are 3 hours. Please remember to bring your Stewarding handbook and Steward Learning passport.
April 18 – 19, 2020 | CUPE St. John’s Area Office, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador | English
Before you start the Steward Learning series, you must complete the Introduction to Stewarding (9 hour) workshop. After that, you can start taking modules in the Steward Learning Series. All the modules are 3 hours. Please remember to bring your Stewarding handbook and Steward Learning passport.
May 2 – 3, 2020 | CUPE St. John’s Area Office, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador | English
Recording Secretaries play a vital role in keeping local unions strong.
Learn how to:
• take clear and accurate meeting minutes;
• organize files;
• process and write correspondence; and
• communicate effectively with members.NOTE: Please bring your local bylaws, sample meeting notices, sample membership meeting minutes and a laptop or tablet (if you have one) to the workshop.

May 2 – 3, 2020 | CUPE Corner Brook Area Office, Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador | English
Recording Secretaries play a vital role in keeping local unions strong.
Learn how to:
• take clear and accurate meeting minutes;
• organize files;
• process and write correspondence; and
• communicate effectively with members.NOTE: Please bring your local bylaws, sample meeting notices, sample membership meeting minutes and a laptop or tablet (if you have one) to the workshop.

June 6 – 7, 2020 | CUPE Corner Brook Area Office, Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador | English

Learn about women’s oppression, politics and social change – all from a woman’s perspective. Explore the barriers, challenges and opportunities for women in the union. Discover your own personal leadership style and develop a plan for your personal next step.

NOTE: This workshop is open to members who identify as women.

June 6 – 7, 2020 | CUPE St. John’s Area Office, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador | English
Before you start the Steward Learning series, you must complete the Introduction to Stewarding (9 hour) workshop. After that, you can start taking modules in the Steward Learning Series. All the modules are 3 hours. Please remember to bring your Stewarding handbook and Steward Learning passport.