Since the beginning, unions have attempted to negotiate “work of the bargaining unit” provisions to enhance job security for their members. 

These provisions prevent management from allocating work or jobs normally performed by union members to those outside the bargaining unit.

CUPE’s collective agreement offers particularly strong protection against non-employees doing the bargaining unit work of our members.

Managers or members of other bargaining units cannot work on any jobs included in the CUPE bargaining unit, unless it is an emergency or mutually agreed between the Union and Employer.