Welcome to CUPE 1289

Message from the President of CUPE 1289

We are Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 1289, representing the city of St. John’s inside workers. CUPE is Canada’s largest union with over 700,000 members across the country.

Our local 1289, are a large group of hardworking CUPE members that work in numerous fields and buildings throughout the city.

A union is only strong, when its members stand together. We must be able to stand together at all times in order to keep all of our rights and benefits that we have with our Collective Agreement

Our union prides itself on the future. We strive to insure the footprint we leave, only affects the youth of tomorrow in a positive way. Youth are not just the future. Youth are the present. They are the voters of today; the entrepreneurs of today; the innovators of today; the change agents of today. Hence we need to support and engage youth TODAY to help them achieve what their visions are for a strong and effective union of tomorrow.

“Nothing we can do can change the past, but everything we do changes the future” – Ashleigh Brilliant