CUPE New Brunswick is a strong, democratic organization. Our Constitution and by-laws, (sometimes named policies) are voted on by the CUPE New Brunswick membership during our annual Conventions.
Union solidarity is based on the principle that union members are equal and deserve mutual respect at all levels. Any behaviour that creates conflict prevents us from working together to strengthen our union.
As unionists, mutual respect, cooperation and understanding are our goals. We should neither condone nor tolerate behaviour that undermines the dignity or self-esteem of any individual or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment.
Discriminatory speech or conduct which is racist, sexist, transphobic or homophobic hurts and thereby divides us. So too, does discrimination on the basis of ability, age, class, religion, language and ethnic origin.
Sometimes discrimination takes the form of harassment. Harassment means using real or perceived power to abuse, devalue or humiliate. Harassment should not be treated as a joke. The uneasiness and resentment that it creates are not feelings that help us grow as a union.
Discrimination and harassment focus on characteristics that make us different; and they reduce our capacity to work together on shared concerns such as decent wages, safe working conditions, and justice in the workplace, society and in our union.
CUPE’s policies and practices must reflect our commitment to equality. Members, staff and elected officers must be mindful that all persons deserve dignity, equality and respect.
ATTACHMENT: PDF of Equality Statement
CUPE NB offers six scholarships valued at 500$ each for students. The scolarships are available annually for full-time attendance at a Post-Secondary Institution, University or Community College.
Those eligible are: Union members in good standing with a CUPE local affiliated to CUPE NB, or ; sons, daughters or legal wards of members in good standing affiliated to CUPE NB
Basis of awards: Consideration will be given to the reflection paper, school grades, financial needs and aptitude.
Fill in the application form here: CUPE-SCHOLARSHIPS
Applications must be completed on the current form and must be received by mail on or before October 31st. Scholarships will be awarded in January.