Nov 232015

Unfortunately the CUPE 3906 International Committee event “Take your stress out” this Friday is postponed for Monday, December 7th @ 5:00 pm. We apologize for any inconvenience.

We would be happy to see you all on that Monday at 5 in JHE-328 (lounge room).


Beside eating delicious pizza, talking about issues that bother us as TA/RAs, and play some awesome board games, we will be discussing writing a letter that CUPE 3906 International Committee wants to send to the Parliament Members in Ottawa and possibly to the prime-minister. In the letter we want to give our thoughts about better immigration benefits that we should have when applying for permanent residency since we are pursuing a degree from Canadian Universities. In the current immigration programs we are pretty much in the same status with out-of-country applicants.

You can still register using the following link: Thank you for understanding. Hope to see you all on Monday, December 7th @5 pm in JHE-328.

Nov 032015

Mobilizer Position: CUPE 3906


Title:                                     Member Mobilizer

Responsible to:                   Staff Supervisors, CUPE 3906

Location:                              McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

Employment Basis:             Casual

Applications closing date: November 12th, 2015

Start date:                             December 1st, 2015

Wage Rate:                           $25.00 per hour

CUPE 3906 is looking for someone to do mobilizing work as part of our bargaining efforts. The mobilizing work will consist of talking to academic workers on the McMaster University campus about the bargaining process, and working closely with the Bargaining Support Committee, and…

Job Description:

  • Face-to-face contact with workers to discuss current working conditions
  • Face-to-face contact with workers to discuss unions
  • Social mapping of departments
  • Coordinating volunteers
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Ability to initiate one-on-one conversations with members
  • Organizational skills
  • Self-motivation and ability to work under minimal supervision
  • Knowledge of union locals and unionized workplaces
  • Knowledge of the academic sector
  • Knowledge of CUPE 3906 collective agreements
  • Experience on organizing drives, or union member mobilization an asset


  • Resume
  • Cover Letter – 1 page maximum

Please send cover letters and resumes to Rebecca Collins-Nelson.

CUPE 3906 is an equal opportunity employer; we encourage applications from members of equity-seeking groups. CUPE 3906 is governed by our equity statement, as outlined on our website at:

*Unit 1 members (TAs and RAs-in-lieu) will have the option to book off or defer their teaching assistantships; however, Unit 2 (Sessionals) and Unit 3 (Post-doc) members are also encouraged to apply.

To apply for this job, you must apply through the job posting on Charity Village

Oct 262015

2015 fall social poster

Come join us at our annual fall social, taking place at the Staircase Theatre (27 Dundurn St. North, at Main) on Thursday October 29th at 8 p.m. The first 90 members get free drink!  Come in your halloween costume (or not) and get to know some of your co-workers and CUPE executive members.  They’ll be karaoke and fun games for those of you interested.

Oct 222015

pride movie

​Join us for the screening of Pride! on Oct 22nd, 6-8pm

Pride is a comedy about LGBT activists who supported the struggle of British miners during their strike in 1983-4.
To watch the Trailer visit: click here

MDCL 3020

October 22, 2015


Free Admission

Snacks Provided

Oct 092015

Dear Internationals,

Your CUPE 3906 International Committee (ICM) and iGSA (International Graduate Students Association) are pleased to invite you for the hiking event to COOTES PARADISE behind McMaster University. There are three trails and additional information can be found in the following link:

WHEN: Friday, October 23rd
TIME: 4 pm
WHERE: In front of McMaster Gym and going form there.

This is very beautiful area and it will be good if we all get together, mingle, walk and enjoy weather before brutal winter :). Lets get together in front of McMaster gym and go from there. The decision about which trail should we follow will be made when we meet. Cookies and water will be provided. To attend the event please register using a link:

Hope to see you all there.