While we all strive for a healthy working environment, unfortunately, that is not the reality. An unhealthy work environment may not be readily identifiable and can take subtle forms. Problems may arise unintentionally, and develop through miscommunication and misinformation about the rights and duties of student workers and their employer.

CUPE 2626 members now include Academic Workers, Lifeguards, and Residence Life Workers with distinct rights and obligations defined in their Collective Agreements. As the CUPE 2626 family continues to grow, new problems will arise, and we are here to help. Whether you are dealing with serious or minor issues, you have the right to expect a healthy and productive work environment and experience as an Employee. CUPE 2626 exists to help you, no matter the reason.

All issues brought to our attention are taken seriously and CUPE 2626 adapts its approach according to the specific situation you are experiencing. There are multiple ways to address a work-related issue (both formally and informally) depending on the member’s preferences and the matter at hand. Speaking out against workplace issues should not stigmatize you within your workplace, your department, or among professors. In fact, reporting a workplace problem is an important mechanism that helps ensure and maintain a healthy work environment for everyone.

If you have any questions or you’d like to talk to someone about a situation that makes you uncomfortable, you can contact us. All issues and questions will remain anonymous.


Start by contacting your department’s Steward

If your department does not have a Steward or if you need further help, you can also reach out to:

Academic Workers

Anglophone Steward Representative

Francophone Steward Representative

Legal Support Coordinator