Who We Are

CUPE Local 1483 is a chartered Local Union of the Canadian Union of Public Employees. It was founded on September 6, 1972 by the employees of the then named, Peel-Dufferin County Roman Catholic Separate School Board Employees. Since our inception, the name of the Employer has changed twice. The Board was named The Dufferin-Peel Roman Catholic Separate School Board and was renamed once again in the late 1990’s to their current name. The Employer is now The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board.

CUPE 1483 has continued to grow since their inception. From its original membership of 200 it has continued to increase over the years as schools and offices are developed within our cities and towns. CUPE Local 1483 represents Custodial, Maintenance and Audio-Visual Technologist. This Local is the sole bargaining unit for these classifications and all members within these classifications are covered by the same Collective Agreement.

As a chartered member of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 1483 believes that union solidarity is based on the principle that all Members are equal and deserve mutual respect at all levels. We try to ensure that all Members are treated fairly and equitably.