The Canadian Union of Public Employees represents 12,000 workers at B.C. universities. We are the largest support and teaching staff union in the university sector with members at UBC, UVic, SFU, TRU, UNBC and RRU. Learn more about CUPE at each campus here.
From the first day students arrive on campus until the day they graduate, CUPE members work to make B.C.'s universities safe, welcoming and thriving communities. We are proud of the work we do to ensure B.C. has the highest quality learning and working conditions possible.
Our work is as diverse as the students who go to university. From educators, TAs and research assistants to trades people, landscapers, support staff and technicians, we help maintain BC's vibrant, diverse and high-quality universities. Together, at each campus and within each of our local unions, we are committed to working with students and other university stakeholders to protect and enhance our public post-secondary education system.
We represent workers at:
- Royal Roads University in Victoria (CUPE 3886)
- Simon Fraser University in Burnaby & Surrey (CUPE 3338)
- Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops (CUPE 4879)
- University of British Columbia in Vancouver (CUPE 116, 2278 and 2950)
- University of Victoria (CUPE 917, 951 and 4163)
- University of Northern BC in Prince George (CUPE 3799)
To visit the websites for CUPE locals please visit the links section.
The Universities Coordinated Bargaining Committee is a province-wide body that includes representatives of CUPE university locals in B.C. The committee provides a forum for sharing information, coordinating contract administration and bargaining, and working together to raise awareness of the work that CUPE members do to support universities and students.