By-laws are rules and procedures for making decisions, choosing leaders and handling the local’s finances, among other things. Click here to read our bylaws.

Contract/Collective Agreement:
A major benefit of having a union is that your rights are protected in a legal union contract, also known as a collective agreement. Union representatives negotiate the contract with the employer.

Expense Form:
If you ever need to submit an expense claim to the union for union-related business, use this form and send it to our Treasurer.
Expense Form

Steward Forms:
The following links open up MS Word files for Stewards to use in investigating and filing grievances for members.
Investigation Form (electronic)
Investigation Form (manual)
Complaint Form (electronic)
Complaint Form (manual)
Grievance Form (electronic)
Grievance Form (manual)

CUPE Education Courses

CUPE’s Education Department offers a number of standard courses at CUPE Schools several times each year. A complete listing of all the courses is available here.

CUPE has set up a website listing all CUPE Schools in Ontario. You can find it at

All CUPE 1883 members are encouraged to find courses of interest to them and express interest in attending courses by emailing, with the title of the requested course in the subject line. The Committee will take a number of factors into consideration when deciding whether to approve requests to attend schools, including involvement in union activity, attendance at union meetings, and relevance of course to the member’s involvement in the union. Preference will always be given to courses offered locally.