We continue to pursue legal recourse for those TAs and RAs (in lieu of TAs) who are working out-of-province and are therefore being excluded from the Union by the Employer. It is important to note that TAs and RAs (in lieu of TAs) who are working out-of-province should not decline any work they wish to take because of this ongoing dispute. Whether or not a TA accepts or declines work that the Employer excludes from the Bargaining Unit by virtue of their out-of-province location does not impact the dispute. It does not hinder or help the Union’s (or the Employer’s) position, so this decision should not be based on any worry that one’s actions will negatively or positively impact the situation.
We are continuing to pursue other options behind the scenes, but in the meantime we would encourage those of you who haven’t already to sign and share this letter telling McMaster to stop excluding out-of-province TAs from the bargaining unit. Expect to hear more updates soon