Fonds RC0149 - Canadian Union of Public Employees. Area Office (Hamilton, Ont.) fonds

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Canadian Union of Public Employees. Area Office (Hamilton, Ont.) fonds

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  • 1961-1993 (Creation)

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10.6 m of textual records

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The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) was formed in 1963 by a merger of the National Union of Public Employees and the National Union of Public Service Employees.

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The fonds consists of the records of the area office and its relationship with the locals under its jurisdiction. A list of the locals can be found in the finding aid for the first accrual.

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Both accruals were acquired from Ed Thomas of Local 5. The first accrual was acquired in 1994; the second accrual was acquired in April 1999.


There have been two accruals. The first accrual (00-1994) measures 7.5 m, and has been arranged into the following series: communications with and negotiations for locals in and outside the area; correspondence; finance and servicing statistics; bargaining, policies, agreements; committees, councils, other unions; pay equity and job evaluation; strikes and defence funds; information and research; Ontario Council of Hospital Unions negotiations; office administration; printed and published materials. The second accrual (13-1999) measures 3.1 m and has been arranged into the following series: grievances, correspondence, job evaluation and printed materials. The printed materials consist of circulars concerning Hamilton Days of Protest, Bills 48 and 136, CUPE constitutions, conference materials, and a pamphlet on Ontario CUPE history, 30 Years of Service.

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First Accrual: Finding Aid
Second Accrual: Finding Aid

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Further accruals are not expected.

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