PLEASE NOTE: Registration for CUPE's National Bargaining Conference is only available online. If you are registering multiple participants, they must be done one at a time. However, a single payment can be submitted to cover multiple registration fees. Payment options are limited to PayPal and cheque. Instructions for payment will appear after you’ve submitted the required information below.


Registration fees:
Early bird: $195
Regular: $220

Registration deadlines:

  • Early bird registration ends February 15, 2019
  • Conference registration deadline:  March 1, 2019

Register early!

  • Space is limited. Please register before the deadline.
  • Registration is for members only. CUPE staff wishing to attend should speak with their director.

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Each participant at the conference will attend three workshops.


Strategic Planning for Bargaining (workshop is now full)
Looking at the external and internal factors and players that affect bargaining, participants will look at what goes into developing a strategic plan that will have the strongest impact on bargaining.

Engaging members
Member engagement and participation build union power. This workshop shares success stories and looks at strategies to engage members and strengthen locals for the challenges ahead.

Campaigning to Win
Campaigning to build public support for our members and the services they provide increases our strength at the bargaining table. This workshop will look at how to mount a winning campaign and the supports available from CUPE National (cost-shared campaigns, strike averting campaigns).

Winning Strikes
It takes a lot of planning and preparation to run a successful strike. This workshop walks participants through all aspects of strike planning and allows participants to share best practices.

Participant representation questionnaire (optional)

CUPE is committed to ensuring that our functions are accessible to members of diverse backgrounds. The information requested here will help us to assess our success in reaching young workers and members of equality-seeking groups (women, racialized and Indigenous members, persons with disabilities and LGBTQ2+ members).