Our Unit 2 Bargaining Team is meeting with the Employer today for ongoing negotiations with the McMaster University Administration. These negotiations are part of a process called conciliation, which precedes a strike or lockout and is assisted by a government-appointed Conciliation Officer.
There are a few outstanding issues at the table. First and foremost is the Employer’s position on proration—that is, the Employer’s ability to determine, arbitrarily and unilaterally, the amount of work involved in teaching a course (and, by implication, the amount of stipend a member should be paid for teaching). The Union is absolutely opposed to this position.
The Bargaining Team will provide an update for members following our Conciliation Session today (November 16th). Please check your emails for updates, and follow us on social media (@cupe3906 and @cupe_3906).
To support your Bargaining Team and to join our strike committee, please contact Sylvia at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also attend tomorrow’s strike committee meeting, happening via Zoom at 1pm EST. Click here to join the meeting. We hope to see you there!