Seniority Dates

UNIT 1  Seniority Dates List June 2021

According to article 16.01 (e) of Unit 1 Collective Agreement, “a seniority list shall be maintained by the Human Resources Department and shall be updated three times per year, in June, October and February.”

UNIT 2  Seniority Dates List May 2021

In article 16.03 (b) and (c) of the Unit 2 Collective Agreement, seniority list is to be forwarded by the employer to the union every year on May 1st.

UNIT 3 Seniority Dates List June 2021

In Unit 3 Collective Agreement, article 16.03 (b) and (c),  seniority list shall be updated and forwarded to the union on June 1st and November 1st of each year.


Fire Safety Awareness on Campus

Attention all CUPE 4207 members, this is a friendly reminder from your Health and Safety Officers to report fires, or the potential for fire, immediately to EMERGENCY SERVICES – 911 – to ensure response and then Campus Security Ext. 3200.

Campus Security Services staff provide security services, including answering and responding to emergency calls 24 hours, 7 days a week  and can be reached at any time at Ext. 3200. Their administrative lines are not 24 hours/day.

This warning comes in light of recent high temperatures and an incident report regarding a smouldering fire in front of the ESL building in May. Areas specifically at risk for fire are designated smoking sections and surrounding areas, landscaping areas with wood-based mulch, and/or areas with dry grass.

The St. Catharines Fire Chief Dave Wood has recently warned residents that throwing away a lit cigarette may result in starting a fire. We urge all members to be conscious of high risk areas and to report any potential fire activity to 911 AND Campus Security Ext. 3200. Please ensure you follow up with your supervisor after contacting Campus Security and fill out an Incident Report Form.

If you have any questions please contact your CUPE 4207 Health and Safety Officers.

Further fire safety links:

Health & Safety Info and Forms

New members who have just been hired by Brock to work in one (or more) of the jobs that are represented by our union, need to take a health and safety training and be paid for it!

The health and safety training is mandatory by law (a regulation in the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act). The workers must be paid for the time spent in the training.

Brock provides the training only online and pays for

  • 1 hour of Health and Safety Awareness training,
  • 30 minutes for Workplace Violence training,
  • 1 hour of training about Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act [AODA] (all three modules). This totals to 2.5 hours of pay for the training.

The training is on Sakai. You must notify your designated departmental administrative assistant that you have completed the training in order to receive your compensation (there is a link for this step at the end of each training session).

Important to note: Your department must create a separate contract aside of the one you have signed for teaching.

Here is a short slide-format information on the role of the labour union at our workplace. It includes information on our Health and Safety Committee and the mandatory health and safety training.

CUPE Ontario Coronavirus information sheet for the university sector

Workplace H&S Qs and As


Injury Incident Form

Slip Trip Fall Form


Members in the Sciences:


SCIENCE WORKERS First Aid Training 

SCIENCE WORKERS FREE Laboratory Biosafety and Biosecurity Training

Health and Safety Officers

Health, Safety and Wellness Committee

Payday schedule

On the HR – Payroll page in greater detail:  Bi-weekly one-weekly lag     forAdministrative professional, CUPE 1295, CUPE 2220, CUPE 4207-1, CUPE 4207-2, CUPE 4207-3, exempt, IATSE, OSSTF, senior administrative council, salaried research employees and all contract employees)


Collective Agreements


Our bylaws outline how our democratic structure works.

CUPE 4207 Bylaws, updated March 2021

CUPE Equality Statement

Recognition of Territory

Bourinot Rules of Order

CUPE Constitution
Membership Oath on Page 70 of the constitution:

New members will take this oath:
“I promise to support and obey the Constitution of this Union, to work to improve the economic and social conditions of other members and other workers, to defend and work to improve the democratic rights and liberties of workers and that I will not purposely or knowingly harm or assist in harming another member of the Union.”