all about cupe 2191
who we are
The members of CUPE Local 2191 work with Community Living to ensure individuals with developmental disabilities receive the best care possible. Day supports and residences are the two essential services CUPE Local 2191 provides. Member positions include housekeepers, handypersons, cooks, attendants, support workers, maintenance technicians, resource teachers, RLAs and early childhood consultants.
Consisting of over 1,000 members, Local 2191 is a local established under CUPE, the Canadian Union of Public Employees.
CUPE represents over 627,000 members across the country who work in health care, emergency services, education, early learning and child care, municipalities, social services, libraries, utilities, transportation, airlines and more.
regional area representatives
CUPE National Representative
TED LYARUU (Chair)
CUPE District Council
ANDREA LEWIS (EUBANKS)
Toronto York Labour Council
Equity & Diversity Committee
MARCIA CHRISTIAN (Chair)
Union solidarity is based on the principle that union members are equal and deserve mutual respect at all levels. Any behaviour that creates conflict prevents us from working together to strengthen our union.
As unionists, mutual respect, cooperation and understanding are our goals. We should neither condone nor tolerate behaviour that undermines the dignity or self-esteem of any individual or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment.
Discriminatory speech or conduct which is racist, sexist, transphobic or homophobic hurts and thereby divides us. So too, does discrimination on the basis of ability, age, class, religion and ethnic origin.
Sometimes discrimination takes the form of harassment. Harassment means using real or perceived power to abuse, devalue or humiliate. Harassment should not be treated as a joke. The uneasiness and resentment that it creates are not feelings that help us grow as a union.
Discrimination and harassment focus on characteristics that make us different; and they reduce our capacity to work together on shared concerns such as decent wages, safe working conditions, and justice in the workplace, society and in our union.
CUPE’s policies and practices must reflect our commitment to equality. Members, staff and elected officers must be mindful that all persons deserve dignity, equality and respect.