Committee to Organize uWaterloo

Committee to Organize uWaterloo

supported by CUPE

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

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).

The primary aim of the organizing committee is to:

To build an inclusive OrganizeUW where human rights are built into everything we do, including in how we operate our current drive and what we plan for our future union local. By focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion we hope to make our spaces open, diverse, fair, equitable, representative, and ultimately incompatible with white supremacy and patriarchy. Only by ensuring full, meaningful, and equitable chances for everyone to participate in our grassroots group can we hope to build a successful union movement that will truly improve the lives of everyone at UW.

Our principles and goals for this organizing campaign have been outlined by the OUW Committee for Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and can be found in detail here.

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.