Congratulations to our newly elected officers

Brad WalchukUncategorized

Congratulations to our newly elected officers: Hadi (bargaining team), Biran (undergraduate officer), Marguerite (Unit 1 chief steward), Sarah (president), and Holly (equity officer).

Thanks to all who attended our standing room only meeting this afternoon.

 

election at Aug 2016 Sgmm

Special General Membership Meeting to elect new Pres, VP and more- Aug 24

Brad WalchukUncategorized

Dear Members,
We are calling a Special General Membership Meeting to elect executive and bargaining team position(s).  Unfortunately, these positions have become vacant for unforeseen personal reasons.
WHAT: Special General Membership Meeting
WHENAugust 24, 2016 at 12:00 noon
WHERE: MDCL 3023
WHY: Election of vacant executive positions (President, Vice President, Equity Action Officer, Chief Steward Unit 1, Undergraduate Officer, Unit 1 Bargaining Team Member).  (Please see the local bylaws on our website, http://cupe3906.org, for information about the vacant positions.)
Information about the meeting location will be released once location has been arranged.  Childcare costs for the meeting can be reimbursed and refreshment will be provided.
We hope to see you there!
In solidarity,
Your CUPE 3906 Executive Committee

International Committee and Post-Doc Olympic Event- Friday at 6 p.m.

Brad WalchukUncategorized

We hope your summer is going well. Please join us for the exciting evening watching opening ceremony of Olympic Games 2016 in Rio. We will provide pizza and soft drinks and you must provide cheering energy, flags to represent your country and good mood to hangout with old and new friends. Maybe we will end up dancing rhythm of the beautiful Brazilian music :).
REGISTRATION IS A MUST on the link below due to the limited space: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KDrnH5btLXYN1jljZVfIdBCPaYKm6Xe45wuWnzQT15k/edit?usp=sharing
WHEN: August 5th (Friday)
WHERE: JHE-328 Lounge room
TIME: 6-10 pm
Thank you and see you soon.
 olympics

Upcoming August GMM- Aug 9

Brad WalchukUncategorized

Your local is having it’s next General Membership Meeting on August 9th at noon in CNH 102.

The agenda will include an election of a new benefits officer, and a bargaining alternate,  as well as bargaining updates for both Unit 1 and 3.

We hope to see you there!

GMM Poster - August 2016

CUPE Local 3906 Bargaining Bulletin- Update #1

Brad WalchukUnit 1, Unit 1 Bargaining

Your bargaining team met with the Employer on Monday and Wednesday, and we had a team caucus meeting on Tuesday. A full bargaining update is attached here, but there are two key points: the Employer wants to end its administration of the dental plan and is proposing to end the graduate employment (TA) guarantee. We are very concerned about both of these developments.

We have additional bargaining dates in late August and throughout September and will keep members posted throughout the process.

We are always looking for members to join our bargaining support team to help in mobilizing the membership and supporting the bargaining effort.  If you have questions, please contact staff@cupe3906.org

Chocolate Day: Meet your bargaining support team

Brad WalchukUncategorized

Did you know we are in bargaining for Unit 1 and Unit 3?

Take a break, get FREE chocolate and meet and join your bargaining support team and executive members and learn more about your union’s efforts to bargain your new collective agreement, and to improve your wages, benefits and working conditions.

WHERE: In the lobby of your building (we’ll be making the rounds through campus)

WHEN: 28th of July between 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter  to find out when we are at your building

Join our efforts and tell us what a #BetterMac means to you.

We hope to see you there!

Limited Office Hours: July 25 to 29

Brad WalchukUncategorized

Dear members:

Please be advised that we will have limited office hours next week from the 25th to the 29th of July, due to our bargaining efforts for Unit 1 and Unit 3 to make #ABetterMac for you.

If you should require any assistance or wish to ask any questions please contact us by email at cupe3906@mcmaster.ca, and if you need in person assistance we advise you to  first call our office at 905-525-9140 ext. 24003 before coming to the office to ensure a person is available to help you one on one.

We apologize for the inconvenience we will return to regular office hours in August.

Thanks for your understanding

Postdoc dinner & Social Night- Olympics Opening Ceremony Rio 2016- RSVP please

Brad WalchukUncategorized

Hello Postdocs,

We hope you are enjoying the beautiful summer and all is going well! Please join us for an exciting evening watching the opening ceremony of Olympic Games 2016 in Rio. We will provide pizza, soft drinks and more, and you must provide cheering energy, flags to represent your country and good mood to hangout with old and new friends. Maybe we will end up dancing rhythm of the beautiful Brazilian music :).  At this event also you will also receive an update on progress of Unit 3 Bargaining.

REGISTRATION IS A MUST on the link below due to the limited space: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KDrnH5btLXYN1jljZVfIdBCPaYKm6Xe45wuWnzQT15k/edit?usp=sharing

WHEN: August 5th (Friday)

WHERE: JHE-328 Lounge room

TIME: 6-10 pm

Thank you and see you soon.

Cheers,

 

CUPE 3906

Sana Anbuhi

Postdoctoral Fellow & Unit 3 Chief Steward

http://cupe3906.org/postdocs-unit-3/

CUPE 3906- International Committee Olympic Event

Brad WalchukUncategorized

We hope your summer is going well. Please join us for the exciting evening watching opening ceremony of Olympic Games 2016 in Rio. We will provide pizza and soft drinks and you must provide cheering energy, flags to represent your country and good mood to hangout with old and new friends. Maybe we will end up dancing rithm of the beutiful brasilian music :).
REGISTRATION IS A MUST on the link below due to the limited space: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KDrnH5btLXYN1jljZVfIdBCPaYKm6Xe45wuWnzQT15k/edit?usp=sharing
WHEN: August 5th (Friday)
WHERE: JHE-328 Lounge room
TIME: 6-10 pm

Changes to Unit 2 Professional Development Fund

Mary Ellen CampbellUncategorized

Dear Sessional Faculty and Hourly Rated Music Faculty (Unit 2) Members,

The final adjudication for Professional Development Fund Applications for this academic year will take place after the final deadline for applications, August 05, 2016.

As per the Unit 2 members’ decisions at the Special General Membership Meeting in June 2016, there have been changes to the fund:

-the maximum yearly award is $1,000 per member;

-laptops, tablets, monitors and other basic technology are still not eligible expenses for the fund, but clickers and laser pointers are now eligible for consideration;

-there are now three main categories for consideration.  They are: Conference Participation and Certification; Books; and Technology (limited).

For more information, and to a link to the application form, please visit our Unit 2 Professional Development Fund link:

Professional Development Fund: Unit 2