Why join OCEU

Why join OCEU
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OCEU/CUPE Local 1750 represents more than 3,500 employees of the WSIB and IHSA. We have an excellent track record of defending the rights of Health & Safety Association employees.


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OCEU/CUPE Local 1750 provides representation in meetings with management, and a real say in our terms and conditions of employment by bargaining a collective agreement. The union also has a say in the administration of our pension plan – the same pension plan WSPS employees contribute to!


We run effective campaigns to strengthen public services and increase investments in the work we do, such as our campaign for expanded WSIB coverage.


Protection against arbitrary and unreasonable management actions such as terminations. Discharge and discipline for just cause only. A grievance procedure and access to arbitration to enforce your rights.

As members of a union, you will bargain a legally binding collective agreement that contains terms and conditions of employment. Your collective agreement ensures predictability, equal treatment for all, and a clear process for accountability along with dispute resolution if the agreement is violated.

In CUPE, the members are in charge. Local unions in CUPE such as the OCEU have democratic control over their activities. Members of the local union decide, at regular membership meetings, on issues that are important to the local and the membership. The local union itself is run by elected members of the local union. Each CUPE local decides its priorities for bargaining, when to settle a new contract, and how to manage funds. CUPE’s strength comes from individual members working toward common goals, like improving wages and benefits, improving health and safety conditions, and improving your overall workplace environment.