Accommodations Survey


As part of our extensive Strike planning and to best service the needs of our members we are cognisant that some members may not be able to participate in our strike efforts.
Individuals requiring accommodations or willing to conduct other duties please click on the following link:

Please note, survey responses will only be used by CUPE 4222 Executive members responsible for coordinating assignments and confidentiality maintained.

Picket Captains Needed!


Now that our strike vote is complete and everyone understands the dire situation in which we find ourselves, we’re moving on to the next phase of our planning and preparing. In the event of a strike, we will need 130 strike captains which means – WE NEED YOU!
The role of a picket captain includes:
– represent the local on the picket line
– be the ‘leader’ of the picket line, inspire picketers, solve problems
– act as a liaison and help forward messages to members from the local
– ensure the safety of picketers
– distribute information flyers to individuals crossing the picket line
– ensure picketers sign in/out at each shift to ensure strike pay can be issued
Training opportunities may be available for Strike Captains if time permits.
If you are able to assist us in this capacity please email: or call the office at 519.453.4222.
Thank you to those of you who have already expressed interest in being a strike captain. We need to mobilize and ensure we’re adequately prepared. We’re all in this together!

CUPE Ontario: Communities, Not Cuts Campaign


Today, CUPE Ontario launched a Province wide campaign called: Communities, Not Cuts which brings together public sector workers and communities in a fightback against the Ford Conservative government’s all out attack on Ontario’s public services and the workers who provide them.
CLICK HERE to view the media release.

Special Membership Meeting Notice: STRIKE VOTE


Please CLICK HERE to view the REVISED: Notice of Special Membership Meeting being held Monday September 9, 2019 to discuss updates regarding this round of negotiations and conduct a STRIKE VOTE for Local and Central Bargaining.
Additional Strike Vote information is available HERE
All CUPE 4222 members, permanent and casual are strongly encouraged to attend this important meeting.
All members in attendance must sign-in by presenting photo ID and  TVDSB pay stub (available in employee portal)
We will also be starting to collect members banking information for direct deposit of Strike Pay. In order to register for this service a VOID personal cheque OR direct deposit form provided from your Financial Institution are required. This would be a perfect opportunity to submit that information. 

St. Thomas & District Labour Council – Labour Day Social


The St. Thomas and District Labour Council is excited to announce our first annual Labour Day get together.

WHEN: Monday, September 2, 2019 from 11am until 2pm.
WHERE: The Elgin Business Resource Centre, 300 Edgeware Road in St. Thomas

The council will be handing out free hotdogs and drinks to anyone wishing to come and take part. We have teamed up with the local Optimist Club which is providing their food trailer.

It’s important to give the current Ford government the message that we are not stopping our fight for the Ontario workers rights. We are hoping to grow our labour council into the strong entity that we know it can be and with all of your help we can do it.

The power of the people will prevail! We look forward to seeing you on Labour Day.

In Solidarity,
Executive members of the St. Thomas & District Labour Council