About Us

CUPE 4207 is a labour union representing academic contract workers at Brock University.

  • Unit 1: Instructors, Course Coordinators, Teaching Assistants, Marker-Graders, Lab  Demonstrators (1998)
  • Unit 2: Full time Coordinators in ESL Services (2007)
  • Unit 3: ESL Instructors (2011)
  • Unit 4: Clinical Nursing Instructors (2023)

Since 1998, CUPE Local 4207 has been the certified bargaining unit for Brock University Teaching Assistants, Marker/Graders, Lab Demonstrators, Course Coordinators, and Part-Time Instructors who comprise Unit 1.

In late 2007, full-time Coordinators in Brock’s IELP/ESL department voted to join CUPE Local 4207, becoming the union’s second bargaining unit (Unit 2).

Then, to follow a good example, the ESL Instructors chose to join 4207 and successfully formed a third bargaining unit (Unit 3), in the summer 2011. They had a rougher time to get the employer to sign their first contract though. It took a 10 day strike (the first in Brock’s history) in 2012 (March 26 – April 4) to shake up Brock administration from their sheer stupor of arrogance and ignorance of the bargaining process. And now, Unit 3 has a Collective Agreement.

In 2022, Clinical Nursing Instructors voted to join CUPE 4207 as Unit 4 and are currently negotiating their first contract.

Executive Committee, Stewards, Trustees, and Delegates

Committees & Sub-Committees


Member Recognition