Unit 2 (Sessionals) Bargaining Update

Brad WalchukUncategorized

As many of you know, CUPE 3906 Unit 2 – employed as Sessional Faculty, MELD Faculty, and Hourly-Rated Sessional Music Faculty – is currently in the early stages of bargaining a new Collective Agreement with McMaster.

As this will undoubtedly be a difficult round of bargaining (due to both the passage of Bill 124 and the University’s fiscal situation post-COVID), having widespread and mass member engagement to pressure McMaster will be vital to negotiating a fair contract.

We would thus encourage all CUPE 3906 members to join us in building our Union’s collective capacity to secure better working conditions and compensation as academic workers. This is an opportunity to develop communications, campaigning, organizing, and advocacy skills and does not require any previous experience. Those looking to get involved in this exciting work should contact mobilizer@cupe3906.org.

Unit 2 Bargaining Team Alternate elected
The Unit 2 Bargaining Team is pleased to announce the election of their Alternate member, MELD instructor Lisa Dent. The team looks forward to working with her over the next several months. Welcome, Lisa!