In the 2019 round of collective bargaining with McMaster our Union secured 5 hours of paid training to cover anti-oppression and the fundamentals of working as a TA. This was a hard-fought win that stemmed from exercising our collective power at the bargaining table and mobilizing our membership. The program will come into place for the upcoming Fall semester and we’ll provide further updates as details are being finalized. This is yet another reminder of the value and importance of collective bargaining – we can make gains and improve our working conditions when we’re united!
Sharoni Mitra (President of CUPE 3906)