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News from Local 1764, CUPE Ontario and CUPE National all in one convenient place.


All Upcoming Events that CUPE Local 1764 Members should be aware of.


What’s Being Discussed at the General Members Meeting? Agendas Posted Here.

CBA’s / Forms / Other

Useful Documents and Links that Members can Quickly Access.

National – Important Info

A Guide for CUPE Locals

Extended Hours of Work Agreement

Local 1764 – EMS Staff

Grievance Tips

What You Need To Know

Ministry of Labour

Collective Bargaining Highlights

Third Quarter 2018

Bargaining Overview

In the third quarter of 2018, 118 settlements  were ratified covering approximately 77,848 employees. The average annual base wage increase (AAI) was 1.6% (1.6% public sector; 2.2% private sector). Ten settlements reported lump sum payments.

The highest AAI was 2.2%, reported in multiple sectors such as manufacturing, other services, and transport, communications, and utilities. Health and social services had the largest number of settlements (94) covering 66,216 employees, with reported AAI of 1.6%. The agreement between Ottawa Hospital and Ontario Nurses’ Association included the largest number of employees (3,783 employees) with AAI of 1.6%.

Consumer Price Index in Ontario from January to September averaged at 2.4%.

Complete report can be found here

What's Happening With OMERS?

Below is a link to the OMERS presentation that took place October 4 at the Local’s Union Hall. Please share this with your colleagues and retirees.

OMERS Presentation

URGENT "Take Action" to Defend OMERS Pension Benefits

A Message from the Chief Steward

Hello fellow 1764 Members,

I wanted to take a moment to bring a couple of things to your attention.

Firstly, if you think you may want to grieve something, you have 5 days to do so. If you are considering grieving something, please reach out to myself or another Union representative as soon as possible so we don’t miss the deadline!

In addition, if you are injured on the job and either fill out an incident report or make a WSIB claim, please let someone from the Union know. We can help you navigate the process. It is very important to document workplace accidents and incidents and reporting them is the only way to ensure that you are protected should further issues arise from the incident.

Lastly, if you are off on a medical leave or are preparing to return to work from a medical leave, please reach out to your Union. We can help you navigate the process and connect you with services that may be able to help you.

Thank You

Kristie Osmond-Jones

Chief Steward CUPE 1764


CUPE Local 1764 became a chartered union on October 3, 1974.

We are usually referred to as the inside workers of the Regional Municipality of Durham.

From Registered Early Childhood Educators, Dental Hygienists, Clerks and Planners to Paramedics, the members that make up Local 1764 are the technical and professional backbone of the Region and provide support to its residents in many different capacities. The 159 different classifications that make up our Local are all unique in the services that they provide.

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CUPE 1764 members are proud of their Paramedic brothers/sisters for the invaluable service they provide towards the public safety of #DurhamRegion citizens and their communities. We stand by them faithfully in the latest battle with FordNation in his plan to amalgamate and privatize this important service. Please contact your MPP today to voice your concern regarding the privatization of this vitally important public service. 1764 and its Paramedic Service members are feeling blind-sided & betrayed by the apparent FordNation plan to contract out & privatize paramedic services!
Durham Paramedics are extremely angry about the lack of consultation on this US styled plan & are deeply concerned for public safety as the government moves toward competition and profit within a vitally important public health service!
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