Paid TA Training- Upcoming Survey

Brad WalchukUncategorized

You’ve likely already seen this before (and that’s a good thing!), but we too are reaching out to all current TAs regarding the upcoming paid TA training that will begin this fall. 

As part of the last round of collective bargaining with McMaster, your union secured paid access to an institution-wide or Faculty-specific training program for all Unit 1 members. Each TA will be paid for five hours of training outside of their TA contracts. This was a major priority on our bargaining survey.

In preparation for the launch of the training program in September 2021, we are encouraging you to complete a short survey regarding existing TA training in your Department. This is also your opportunity to provide recommendations regarding the training to be developed. CUPE has members on three working groups helping to implement this training, and we assure you that the voices of TAs are vital to ensuring the implementation of a robust and effective program of TA training that meets your needs and the needs of your students. 

The TA Training Feedback Survey – Teaching Assistants will be available until April 13th at 11:59 pm, and we hope you will take a few minutes before then to complete this survey. 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the survey, please contact Erin Allard, Chair of the Structure and Content Working Group (  If you have questions about your rights as an employee and the impact of this training, please contact