Have a great summer


Your new executive would like to wish everyone a wonderful summer, and we’re looking forward to seeing you all in the fall.

2021 – CUPE 4222 Graduation Awards


Once again we are pleased to offer high school graduates of CUPE 4222 members a Graduation Award for the 2020- 2021 school year!
All CUPE 4222 members children are eligible for the award upon graduation from any recognized Educational institution in Canada.
CLICK HERE to review Criteria for Graduation Award
CLICK HERE for Graduation Award Application Form
Additional printed copies are available in the office, have been FAXED to all locations and is posted on our website.
Due to these unprecedented times we request all submissions be emailed and received by 3:30 pm April 30, 2021. If the submission cannot be emailed please contact Joanne Dowswell at chiefstewardcupe4222@gmail.com to make other arrangements.
Late submissions will not be accepted.



Although our membership has not been affected by lay-offs, please CLICK HERE to view the most recent update from the CUPE EWBT provided to us by OSBCU.

OSBCU Emergency Childcare Extended


Posted on behalf of OSBCU President, Laura Walton
The OSBCU is pleased that the government has now included on-site education workers as part of the workforce eligible for emergency child care, after their initial exclusion. We await to receive formal documentation on the announcement and are hopeful that the language includes all workers who require being on-site, namely EAs, custodial and maintenance staff.
While this expansion does support the thousands of education workers that are in our school buildings providing services, we have concerns about the back-to-school plan. A large number of education workers will continue to face challenges in juggling full-time work while helping their children with virtual learning.
At this point we question the sustainability of this plan – or lack of one – for families and educators. To that end we urge the province to bring together all stakeholders to develop a real and effective plan to address the safe return to school yet again. It is clear there is more to be done, and soon, to ensure that our staff and students are safe tomorrow, and in the future.
Additional details will be shared with members as they become available to us.

2020 Community Holiday Drive Recipients


The response for suggestions to the Community Holiday Drive was overwhelming! Thank you for all your input.
There were 25 submissions for agencies in need of assistance throughout the Valley. A random draw was conducted and the recipients of the $250 grocery gift cards are:
London (3)
Youth Opportunities Unlimited
Open Closet
Congress of Black Women of Canada
Woodstock/Oxford (4)
St. Vincent de Paul, Tillsonburg
Coats for kids, Woodstock
Oxford Children’s Aid, Woodstock
Helping hand food bank, Tillsonburg
St. Thomas/Elgin (3)
St. Thomas Anglican Church community outreach program
YWCA St. Thomas
Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Well done CUPE 4222 for continuing to provide so generously for those in need.