Organize University of Waterloo

Sign-up for membership in the union if you are working at the University of Waterloo as a:

Graduate Teaching Assistant
Graduate Research Assistant
Sessional Instructor

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Committee to Organize uWaterloo

Committee to Organize uWaterloo

supported by CUPE

Organize uWaterloo

You can sign a union card if you are working at the University of Waterloo as either a:

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • Graduate Research Assistant
  • Contract/Sessional Instructor

The Committee to Organize uWaterloo is a grassroots campaign to unionize the academic workers at the University of Waterloo. The campaign is supported by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).

With over 700,000 members, CUPE is Canada's largest union. CUPE represents 70,400 workers spanning 233 collective agreements in the post-secondary education sector.

Recent News


"Union efforts by UW Grad students face first vote" (News|Imprint)

Our campaign was featured recently in a news article in Imprint by Nicola Rose. It discusses an upcoming vote at the GSA (including how to contact your Councillor!), a response from UW administration, and more. Here are a few highlights, and be sure to check out the full article!

"It’s time for UW grads to unionize" (Opinion|Imprint)

Today a member of our organizing committee, Lynne, published an Op-Ed in Imprint, the UWaterloo newspaper. Here is an excerpt, and be sure to check out the whole article!

Thank you PSAC Local 902 (WLU) for your support!

Organize uWaterloo says thank you to Local 902 of PSAC, who represent graduate TAs at WLU, for your show of solidarity - you helped inspire us!

"University of Waterloo grad students launch organizing drive with CUPE"

(PRESS RELEASE) This week, teaching assistants, research assistants and contract instructors at the University of Waterloo launched the public phase of their campaign to become members of CUPE, Canada’s largest union for university workers.

Why OrganizeUW?

Why did we start a union drive to organize teaching and research assistants at University of Waterloo and what do we hope to achieve?

Get involved in the campaign

Union drives involve all of us and we need your help to be successful in reaching out to all academic workers at uWaterloo. Contact us to get involved!


Send a question directly to an organizer

Send an email to the link below and an organizer will contact you directly. All inquiries are kept confidential.

Or, if you are ready to sign a card, fill out this form and an electronic card will be sent to you.