Orientation Week- The Problems Have Already Started

Brad WalchukUncategorized

It’s orientation week! Have you heard? McMaster University is telling graduate student TAs living outside of Ontario they are not eligible for membership in CUPE3906! Being excluded from the union puts these TAs at risk of losing important employee protections and benefits all TAs normally rely on. Click here to tell McMaster stop attacking TAs during a pandemic!! https://cupe.on.ca/includealltas/
Have you also heard our Sessional Instructors and Unit 2 hourly paid music faculty have not received a meaningful offer from McMaster for a new contract at the bargaining table?
During this critical time for members of CUPE3906, we’ll be releasing weekly cartoons on our media channels highlighting issues important to the union as we begin the fall semester. Our first comic is about how the employer is threatening to take away benefits and rights from out-of-province TAs.
We want to hear from you as we roll out this weekly comic series examining the realities of McMaster education workers during campus closure amid a pandemic: What challenges both routine and new, do educational workers now face? We’re looking for a hashtag to use with this campaign. We came up with #direworld and #sessionalequality. But we think you can do better than that.
We’re also looking for cartoon submissions from members on topics related to the realities of educational work at McMaster. Have ideas? Email mobilizer@cupe3906.org! The winning two cartoon submissions and the winning two hashtags will be used in our social media campaign, and will earn those members a $25 gift card! Start your doodling and hashtagging now!
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