Collective Agreement

Your collective agreement lays out your rights and responsibilities in the workplace.  If you have any questions about your collective agreement rights please talk to your shop steward.


Our bylaws set out the rules for how our local democratically elects our representatives and how it is run.

Pension Information

CUPE 227 members are either enrolled in the Halifax Water Pension Plan or the HRM Pension Plan (former HRM employees).  If you have questions about your plan please contact: Gary McPherson 902-225-2327, Martin Austin 902-237-0125 or John Legge. You can find additional information about your plan below:

Benefits and Dental Information

If you have questions about your benefit entitlements, please contact your steward or a member of the executive.

Job Postings

External CUPE 227 job postings are located on the Halifax Water Website. For Internal postings please check your Halifax Water E-mail.



Our local supports education opportunities for members. CUPE regularly provides training that we encourage members to participate in. Please contact your Shop Steward or any member of the Executive if you would like to attend any off the training workshops being provided by CUPE.

Scholarships & Bursaries

Local 227 provides annually the Wayne Brown Memorial Bursary. Local 227 allocates $1500.00 annually, to be awarded to up to 3 applicants, as selected by the education committee.  To be eligible, a student must be entering their first year at a university, college, or trade school and have a parent or legal guardian be a member(s) in good standing with CUPE Local 227. Wayne Brown was a Utility Worker who passed away suddenly in 2008. He was a union member in good standing for over 33 years, most recently with CUPE Local 227.

The 2020 Wayne Brown Bursary is now closed. Congratulations to Jaleesa (Mason Willis’ daughter), Natasha (Paul Kohoot’s daughter) and Sophia (Andrew Eisan’s daughter), for being the successful applicants for the 2020 Wayne Brown Bursary.


CUPE Nova Scotia Higgins Insurance Scholarships are awarded by CUPE Nova Scotia. Two scholarships valued at $1000.00 each are available annually. Because of Local 227’s affiliation to CUPE Nova Scotia our family members are able to apply.

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CUPE Nova Scotia Rocky Jones Bursary awarded by CUPE Nova Scotia. The Bursary is valued at $1000.00. Because of Local 227’s affiliation to CUPE Nova Scotia our family members are able to apply. Click link below for information.

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NSFL & CLC offer five bursaries each valued at $1000.00 each. Because of Local 227’s affiliation to the NSFL & CLC our family members are able to apply.

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The Muriel Duckworth Memorial Bursary is a bursary offered in partnership between the NSFL and Higgins Insurance. The bursary is valued at $1000.00 and is open to the family of Local 227.

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