About Us

About Us

The Canadian Union of Public Employees was founded in 1963 and has grown to become Canada’s largest trade union with nearly 600 000 members across the country. CUPE represents workers in the fields of healthcare, education, municipalities, libraries, universities, social services, public utilities, emergency services, and airlines.

Local 3905

CUPE Local 3905 represents nearly 400 undergraduate, graduate, and research assistants at Lakehead University. Local 3905 has a number of key objectives, including:

  • Advancing the interests of the local members
  • Regulating relations between employers and employees by means of collective bargaining and joint consultation
  • Assisting in improving the quality of education at Lakehead University by means of active participation in teaching methods, curriculum, and course content.
  • Developing and maintaining professional standards of skill, maintaining fair rates of pay as well as fair terms and conditions of employment in recognition of skill.
  • Acting as a lobbying agent on behalf of members to all agencies with an interest in post-secondary education in Ontario