Collective agreement

Your collective agreement sets out your rights and responsibilities in the workplace.  If you have questions or concerns, please talk to one of your steward or a member of the executive.

Download a copy of your Collective Agreement here:

CUPE HRCE Collective Agreement (2020 – 2024)


Our Bylaws set out the rules for how our local democratically elects our representatives, and how it is run. These Bylaws were approved by CUPE National in November of 2022.



Chief Shop Steward  Donna McCarthy- Chair

Members-All Active Stewards


Human Rights:

Donna McCarthy

Avril Holden

Jane Brison


Health and Safety:

Chair-Tracey Sullivan

Tarin Boucher

Robert Bray

Donna McCarthy

Tammy Jakeman


Membership Support:

Bonnie Ashton

Robert Bray

Shelley McNeil

Ann Marie Danch

Shonda Cain


Labour Management:

Chair-Chris Melanson

Kristin Welbourn

Mary Anne Nearing

Michelle Stride

Donna McCarthy






Chair- Chris Melanson









Chris Melanson

Donna McCarthy

Sheila Broughm

Kristin Welbourn

Robert Bray

Alternate – Wayne Hart



Benefits and pensions

If you have benefits through your employment with the HRSB,

you can access the provider by visiting this link:


Local 5047’s contributing members can find information on the HRM Pension Plan by visiting this link:


Job postings

Job postings for CUPE 5047 members are posted through myHRSB.  If you don’t have a username or password, please contact HR.

Occupational Health & Safety

Local 5047’s OH&S committee is comprised of members of the local who work in schools everyday just like you. The committee works on your behalf to ensure we all have a safe workplace. Please feel free to contact via email using to have any OH&S questions answered.

Below are resources and forms you can use when wondering if something is an OH&S issue, or when reporting an injury or incident within your workplace.

*Please remember to have your Admin team fill out a Worker’s Compensation Form if there is any chance you will need to seek medical attention. A SIP form can also be filled out at this time.




Employee forms

Listed are forms members made need to download or print