Social Assistance Management System (SAMS)

What is SAMS?

SAMS or the Social Assistance Management System is the new software program being used by social services agencies, such as Ontario Works (OW) and Ontario Disability Support Program), across Ontario . These are vital services provided by the Province and municipalities. (more…)

Collective Agreement

CUPE Local 543 is a composite local with a variety of employers and collective agreements.

If you have questions about about your collective agreement, please get in touch with your steward or one of the executive.




CUPE 543 Bylaws



CUPE Local 543 is committed to treating all our members with dignity and respect. Every voice is important in our Local which is why we take the by-laws that govern our interactions very seriously.


Please click on the links provided below to get pension specific information for your plan:

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CUPE Ontario

  • Long Term Care – More than 10,000 nursing home residents are abused by fellow residents each year across Canada – over 40% of them in Ontario. The government has ignored calls for more direct hands-on care for residents.