About Us

What is a CUPE member?

CUPE members work in hundreds of occupations that help keep communities strong. We work for municipalities, school boards, airlines, hospitals, nursing homes, libraries, colleges, universities, social service agencies, the ambulance service, public utilities, and other public institutions.

CUPE 4848 represents the paramedics and the dispatchers in New Brunswick.

What is a CUPE Local?

The local is you and your co-workers. It’s the employees from a specific employer or workplace.

There are more than 2,650 CUPE locals across Canada. Nearly every community in the country has one or more CUPE locals.

Members decide for themselves how to run their local union. Locals set their own bargaining demands, work with the national representative to negotiate their collective agreement, handle grievances with employers, and decide what issues the members want to support.