Collective Agreements

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 3338 represents the office, technical, and clerical employees at the University. There are approximately 940 continuing and temporary employees in this bargaining unit.

The Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU) represents approximately 1000 of the non-faculty teaching support staff employed as teaching assistants, tutor markers and sessional instructors.

The Poly Party is made up of eight unions representing the maintenance and trades staff at the University. They are the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 1995, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 213, the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 882, the International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades, Local 138, the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada, Local 170, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Lodge 692, the Teamsters, Local 213, and the Construction and Specialized Workers' Union, Local 1611. The Poly Party represents approximately 85 continuing and 10 temporary employees.

The Administrative and Professional Staff Association (APSA) represents approximately 821 continuing and temporary administrative and professional employees. There are currently 46 administrative and professional positions excluded from the association.


While every effort is made to ensure consistency and accuracy of the documents presented here, readers should remember that these are not the official documents.

The page numbers may vary from the official version of the collective agreement.

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