Who we are

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CUPE 2195 represents the  workers of the Youth Services Bureau in Ottawa. Our members are entrusted with the essential job of supporting the youth and families of our communities to feel  safe and to find, employment, housing, and  someone to talk to when they need it most.

To make sure that youth have the best available supports, CUPE 2195 advocates for the best possible working conditions for its employees.  In this way, CUPE 2195 is working in partnership with the Youth Services Bureau to support youth and impact tomorrow, today.

A brief overview of CUPE

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) is Canada’s largest union.

With more than 700,000 members across Canada, CUPE represents workers in health care, education, municipalities, libraries, universities, social services, public utilities, transportation, emergency services and airlines.

A strong and democratic union, CUPE is committed to improving the quality of life for workers in Canada. Women and men working together to form local unions built CUPE. They did so to have a stronger voice – a collective voice – in their workplaces and in society as a whole.

Together they  have won the right to negotiate their wages and working conditions; to eliminate arbitrary action by employers; and to speak out without fear of reprisal.

CUPE members are service-providers, white-collar workers, technicians, labourers, and skilled trades people. More than half of CUPE members are women. About one-third are part-time workers  CUPE is a modern, dynamic and sophisticated union with more than 70 offices across the country. Workers, united through CUPE, have the organizational strength and expertise to deal with the growing complexities of our global economy. For more information visit www.cupe.ca