Jul 292015

Dear members.

Please note that Sessional Faculty Postings are being migrated to a new site as part of the implementation of MOSAIC, McMaster’s new “human capital management” system.

Most current Sessional Faculty postings are now being posted on the new MOSAIC website, here: http://www.workingatmcmaster.ca/careers/index.php

(Click “External Applicants” then “Sessional Faculty”.)

As of this website post (July 28th, 2015), some postings in the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Engineering are being posted on the old central postings site, here:


Please check both sites for postings that may be of interest to you.

Mary Ellen Campbell
Administrative Assistant

Jul 272015

Our monthly General Membership Meeting will take place on July 28th at 12 noon in DSB (DeGroote School of Business) B-107 (located in the basement).

We have many important items on the agenda, including a discussion on the upcoming Federal Election.

We’ll also be electing two executive positions (Chief Steward, Unit 1 and Chief Steward, Unit 3).  All members are entitled to run for an executive position.  If you don’t run for the executive, but do want to become involved, we are looking for members to join our benefits committee and our communications committee.

We will have pizza and drinks, and child care costs will be reimbursed.  There will also be draws for free Fortino’s Gift Cards.

For more information, please contact staff@cupe3906.org


Jul 162015

OPSEU CCAC picket July 2015

CUPE 3906 members were proud to walk a picket line with striking OPSEU nurses at Care Partners, a for-profit sub-contractor of CCAC. These workers organized two year ago and have been on strike for 14 weeks seeking a first-contract. The main issue is a desire to be paid by the hour, as opposed to being paid on a per-patient basis.

News coverage of the event (via the Hamilton Spectator) can be found here.

Jul 082015

Your union has a Professional Development Fund that it has secured through collective bargaining.

This fund is intended to assist with expenses related to professional development that fall into the following four categories:

  • Conference Presentations/Participation
  • Research
  • Training
  • Teaching Materials/Resources

The deadline for applications for the spring/summer 2015 adjudication period is August 7, 2015. We should be able to issue reimbursement by the end of the month.

*Please Note* We regret to inform members that, as of September 1st, 2015, computers (e.g., PCs, laptops) and tablets will no longer be considered eligible expenses under the Professional Development Fund due to a lack of funding. As such, the spring/summer 2015 is the last period in which computers will be allowed as an acceptable item.

Jul 032015

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Two positions have recently become vacant on the CUPE 3906 Executive Committee, — the positions of Chief Steward Unit 1 and Chief Steward Unit 3 —for which elections will be held at our next General Membership Meeting (GMM) on July 28. For a brief description of responsibilities for these positions, please see the following document.

All members in good standing may be nominated. A member in good standing is someone that is currently a CUPE member or someone who has been in the past eight (8) months. Given that these two positions are unit-specific (Units 1 & 3), only members of that unit may be nominated.

For more information, please contact Evan Johnston (president@cupe3906.org).