FREE First Aid Training for CUPE 3906 Members

Brad WalchukUncategorized

We wanted to remind you that Free First Aid Training is a benefit guaranteed under your Collective Agreements and available to all 3906 members at no charge.  The course, a Standard Red Cross certificate course, is offered being offered on a number of dates this spring through Athletics and Recreation, and the cost of registration is covered by the Employer. Dates for the ten different two-day sessions, … Read More

CUPE 3906 Stands in Solidarity with the Land Defenders of Wet’suwet’en


At our most recent General Membership Meeting, CUPE 3906 approved a $3,000 donation to the Unist’ot’en Legal Defence Fund. We also endorsed the following statement, and urge other labour unions to do the same: CUPE 3906 stands in solidarity with the land defenders of Wet’suwet’en, the hereditary chiefs of this sovereign Nation, and all other Indigenous peoples across Turtle Island … Read More

Province-Wide Teachers Strike

Brad WalchukUncategorized

This Friday, February 21st, all four of the province’s education sector unions (OSSTF, ETFO, OECTA, and AEFO) will be striking together in the fight against Ford and Lecce’s plans for public education in Ontario. We are asking that you please join us on the picket line in solidarity with these education workers. Some key details: A  group of us will be meeting at the CUPE … Read More

Income Tax Forms from McMaster

Brad WalchukUncategorized

We are getting questions about accessing McMaster T4 and T2202A tax forms from members.  We don’t believe they are available yet, but the Employer must make them available by the end of this month. If members want information on how to access their T4s and T2202A forms from Mcmaster, they can visit this website:

Unit 2 (Sessionals) Special Meeting to Elect Bargaining Team

Brad WalchukUncategorized

As you may know, the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) covering Sessional Faculty and Hourly-Rated Music Faculty expires on August 31, 2020. The CBA is a legal employment contract covering all sessionals that outlines their rights, benefits, and privileges. Unit 2 members (Hourly-Rated Sessional Music Faculty and Sessional Faculty, including MELD Sessionals) will be electing their bargaining team at a Special … Read More

February General Membership Meeting

Brad WalchukUncategorized

Further details will be forthcoming, but here is the preliminary information for this month’s General Membership Meeting. ROOM: MDCL 3020 TIME: 12:00 PM-3:00 PM DATE:Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Indigenous Solidarity Working Group Community Grants

Brad WalchukUncategorized

Are you an Indigenous organizer working to develop programming, workshop(s), or event(s) with community? The Indigenous Solidarity Working Group is offering grants of $500 in an effort to support Indigenous students and community members in grassroots organizing. Please see attached for the application form due next Friday February 14, 2020 at 12:00am (midnight).    Indigenous students and community members connected with … Read More

International Student Night and Cricket Club Launch

Brad WalchukUncategorized

When and Where? Friday, February 7th, 5:30 PM in ABB 273 What? Our International Officer, Avijit Mallick, has been hard at work planning the launch of CUPE 3906’s first-ever Cricket Club! This will occur at our next International Student Night on Friday, February 7th, starting at 5:30 PM in ABB 273. If you are an international Member of CUPE 3906 … Read More

Unit 2 Dental Opt Out- Extended until Feb 3rd at 4 p.m.

Brad WalchukUncategorized

Good news! For those of you who were unable to meet the original deadline to opt out of our dental plan OR to opt in to our family dental plan (Friday, January 31st), we are happy to announce that it’s been extended to 4:00 PM TOMORROW (Monday, February 3rd). Please note that this option applies only to those of you who are … Read More