Bill 124

cupe3906vpPolitical Action, Postings, Unit 1 Bargaining, Unit 3 Bargaining

You have likely heard a lot about Bill 124 and its effect on Units 1 and 3’s bargaining. We at CUPE 3906 want to make sure our members are informed about the challenges that we and public sector workers across Ontario face. What is Bill 124? Bill 124 was proposed by Doug Ford’s government on June 5, 2019 to the … Read More

Unit 2 Dental Premium Deductions- June 21st pay

Brad WalchukUncategorized

Any Unit 2 (sessional) who is teaching for the first time in 2018-19 will see the dental premium deduction of $170.00 come off this week’s pay. If you’re interested in opting-out of the plan OR adding family coverage, please click here for further details. For more information about coverage under the plan, please click here.

Wanted: Benefits Committee Members

Brad WalchukUncategorized

We are actively looking for new members for our Benefits Committee. This committee plays an important role in helping to determine the level of benefits that the local administers, and also approves Professional Development Applications. The time commitment is minimal, and our local cannot function without an active committee. If you’re a 3906 member interested in being on the committee, … Read More

CUPE 3906 Solidarity Statement on Grassy Narrows

Brad WalchukUncategorized

The Executive of CUPE 3906 openly condemns the Canadian federal government’s failure to meaningfully address the mercury crisis that has impacted the community of Grassy Narrows First Nation for more than fifty years. The government of Canada has long eschewed its responsibility and broken many promises to address the consequences of the community’s long-term exposure to toxic levels of mercury, … Read More

CUPE 3906 Statement on Racial Profiling at Congress

Brad WalchukUncategorized

The Executive Committee, Equity Action Committee, and Political Action Committee of CUPE Local 3906 have released the following joint statement on the recent racial profiling of Shelby McPhee of the Black Canadian Studies Association that occurred recently at Congress. It reads, in part “We in CUPE 3906 stand in solidarity with Shelby McPhee and the BCSA in calling upon the Federation … Read More

Unit 2 Dental Plan Opt Out Information- Spring 2019

Brad WalchukUncategorized

If you are a Sessional Faculty Member teaching for the first time this academic year in the Spring or Summer 2019 term, this message applies to you. New Sessional Faculty Members who are beginning their teaching for the 2018-2019 academic year in May or June 2019 are able to make changes to their CUPE 3906 dental coverage until June 30, 2019. To enroll family members at a cost of $853.72 per family, please fill out the forms available on this … Read More

Ford Government’s attack on workers’ rights

Brad WalchukUncategorized

As you may have heard, the Ford government – on the day they announced that the legislature would recess for 5 months – introduced a draconian piece of legislation that would place a wage restraint on public sector workers, require the provincial minister to approve a new collective agreement, and restrict free collective bargaining. As we hear more, we will … Read More

CUPE’s Response to Provincial Wage Cap Legislation

Brad WalchukUncategorized

The 3906 Unit 3 (Postdocs) bargaining team was at the bargaining table late this afternoon when we were informed of this draconian, unprecedented, and unconstitutional intrusion into the collective bargaining process. We know that the government plans on capping wage increases at 1% for three years, but that the legislature will be put on recess beginning tomorrow. The legislation will … Read More