CUPE was founded in 1963 through the merger of two unions representing public sector employees. This year, we are celebrating our 60th anniversary.

Our union has been shaped by decades of work, activism and struggle on a multitude of issues. Our history is rich. It is important to learn about it and appreciate it more.

Throughout the coming months, leading up to our 2023 National Convention, we will dig into our archives to share highlights of our past, through articles from our publications, photos, and videos.

To follow us on this journey through time, we invite you to like the CUPE National Facebook page; this will be our preferred way to share this information. The capsules will also be available on this page.

Let us continue, together, to learn about the past, in order to better prepare for the future.