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Universities

Universities

CUPE represents over 12,000 members working at B.C. universities. CUPE members work in every facet of our post-secondary education system, from providing direct instruction and participating in research, providing cleaning and maintenance services, staffing ancillary and student services, providing on-campus child care, offering academic support, organizing recreation services and events, staffing libraries, and serving in clerical roles. CUPE members strive to deliver quality learning on safe, clean university campuses. CUPE members also staff student societies and other campus organizations.

Universities sector news

TRU support staff union calls for safe, comprehensive investigation into campus harassment

TRU support staff union calls for safe, comprehensive investigation into campus harassment

December 2, 2021
KAMLOOPS – The union representing support staff at the Thompson Rivers University wants to ensure all university staff can safely and confidentially report instances of workplace harassment and discrimination. CUPE…
KAMLOOPS – The union representing support staff at the Thompson Rivers University wants to ensure all university staff can safely and confidentially report instances of workplace harassment and discrimination. CUPE...

Fund BC’s Future – It’s time to invest in BC’s colleges and universities

Fund BC’s Future – It’s time to invest in BC’s colleges and universities

October 29, 2021
CUPE workers on campuses launch province-wide campaign BURNABY—CUPE locals representing over 14,000 workers at BC colleges and universities are launching a campaign calling for better funding for post-secondary education. The…
CUPE workers on campuses launch province-wide campaign BURNABY—CUPE locals representing over 14,000 workers at BC colleges and universities are launching a campaign calling for better funding for post-secondary education. The...
Universities sector campaigns
CUPE BC Campaign
Fund B.C.’s Future: It’s time to invest in B.C.’s colleges and universities

B.C.’s future depends on our ability to solve some big challenges ahead, like tackling climate change and addressing inequality. The solutions to these challenges start with today’s students, who are struggling with record-high fees and the legacy of 16-years of cuts and underfunding from the past government. Tell the BC government to increase base funding for colleges and universities to build an economy that works for everyone, fill B.C.’s massive skills shortage, develop solutions to our most challenging problems, and support the workers to educate our next generation.

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CUPE BC represents more than 100,000 workers in more than 160 locals across the province. Find your local here.
Sector*
Keywords / Employers / Local Number
Universities sector locals
CUPE LOCAL 8911
Emergency Communications Professionals of BC
CUPE LOCAL 7000
Rapid Transit & Rail Workers
CUPE LOCAL 5523
Vernon Schools
CUPE LOCAL 5278
The Employees of Vancouver Island University Student's Union
CUPE LOCAL 5150
Revelstoke SD#19 Employees
CUPE LOCAL 5101
Cowichan Valley School District