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. 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!
As a CUPE Local 3906, Unit 1 member, you are required to complete 5-hours of mandatory training. The training will include a module in Anti-Oppression (2-hours) and TA Rights & Responsibilities (1-hour). The additional 2-hours of training will be selected from a menu of centrally offered elective workshops. The five hours are paid at the prevailing hourly rate in the Collective Agreement.
If you are a TA (or RA in lieu) who was hired for the first time in the 2021-2022 academic year, you are able to enroll. If you worked in the fall, you should have already completed the training (but if you haven’t already, it is not too late). If you worked in a previous year, but not this past fall, you can also enroll.
You can register for the training through Mosaic. Once registered, you will be able to access the training workshops in Avenue to Learn. The How to Register for the Training document, found below, will provide step by step instruction, including screenshots, to help TAs with registering for the training.
More Information and FAQs
More information can be found here: https://hr.mcmaster.ca/employees/health_safety_well-being/our-safety/health-and-safety-training/ta-training/