If you are a Graduate Student and Unit 1 Member (TA or RA in lieu of TA) and have questions about the new MOSAIC payroll system (including how it might affect the administration of your dental benefits), please visit http://cupe3906.org/dental2014 for more information!
CUPE Local 3906 will be holding our first General Membership Meeting, or GMM, of the academic year on Monday, October 6th, at 5:00 in Life Sciences Building, room B130-E. Free pizza and drinks will be served at 5:00, and the meeting will get under way at 5:30. The GMM is the highest decision making body of the union, and is an important way to be involved in your union. The main agenda item on Monday night will be the adoption of the a yearly budget. It will allow you to see how the local is spending its money, and members will have the opportunity to add, delete, amend, and ultimately vote on this budget.
The meeting agenda : GMM_2014_Oct-06 Agenda
Following this meeting, the local will be hosting an Employment Insurance (EI) information session for all members. The session will help to wlak you through the ins and outs of applying for EI.
We hope to see you there!
One of our stewards recently attended the 2014 Coalition of Graduate Employee Unions (CGEU) conference. The CGEU (link to facebook page) brings together graduate student unions across North America to discuss common issues of concern and share strategies and best-practice when dealing with university administrators.
The conference attendees amended and adopted a Constitution (CGEU Constitution 2014-08-02) for their member unions, such as ours, to ratify. Our executive has recommended we bring this to membership to vote on at our upcoming executive meeting on October 6th.
We think that this is a great opportunity for CUPE Local 3906 to become a founding member of the CGEU.
This past Friday, a few of our executive members attended a Save Door to Door Mail Delivery rally in Toronto. Here is a picture of our two Vice Presidents (Caroline and Evan) with CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn. More information about why it is important to Save Canada Post can be found here.