Postdoctoral Support Fund- Update

Brad WalchukUncategorized

Your Union has a quick update on the Postdoctoral Support Fund, the application for which can be accessed here.

We’ve been told by Employee/Labour Relations to relay the following information to our members:

Effective immediately, applicants do not need to complete the Estimated Expenses and Estimated Income table in the application form. Members must submit receipts or quotes for any expenses that they are submitting for reimbursement from the fund.”

For now, the actual application form looks the same as above, but you needn’t complete the table that asks for estimated expenses and income. A new form will be made available soon, and we will send it as soon as we have it.

Please also note that in addition to one time, unexpected emergencies, we have expanded the fund to cover family UHIP costs and child care expenses.

Relatedly, if you have a child in public schools or daycare centres located in public schools, you can apply for funding from any recent strike days here.

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We thank everyone for their patience as we navigate these unprecedented circumstances together. As a reminder, we have compiled a list of COVID-19-related resources specific to CUPE 3906 members here.  McMaster has also been providing frequent updates as the situation evolves, found here.

In solidarity,

The CUPE 3906 Executive Committee