Free First Aid Training
The sessions are being held on campus. If you have questions about the specifics of the material being offered, please contact Athletics and Recreation at ext. 24464. They are the ones who are offering and teaching the class. If you are a TA/RA in lieu and working in a different department/program other than the one that you are registered in as a student, registration should be done through the department in which you are employed. Normally, the Administrator from the department that employs you will need to register you as they must provide the departmental code so the cost can be billed accordingly. Sessionals and Postdocs, please go through the department where you are employed. This charge cannot be passed on to you. There are occasionally issues with registration, so please let us know if there are issues with your registration.
Please note, this is not a course offered by CUPE – we only secure access under your collective agreement and we do not handle the registration.
Dental Insurance Coverage Period
Please note that your dental coverage runs per academic year. If you have worked at any point during the 2022-23 academic year, you have until August 31, 2023 to make a claim. Members who continue to work in the fall semester will have continued access, but if you are not expecting to work at McMaster in 2023-24, you may want to make a dental claim before the end of the summer.
(Please note that the amount you can claim renews according to the calendar year, but your access to any funds is governed by your employment as a CUPE 3906 member in any given academic year/eligibility period. In other words, you can only access the yearly reimbursement funds if you are currently eligible in the current academic year.)
Gender Affirmation Fund: Update and Committee
Call for Unit 2 stewards!
If you want to do this crucial service to your fellow workers, please get in contact with Unit 2 Lead Steward Carolyn Capretta at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is also a small honorarium per term set out in our budget in recognition of the valuable work our Stewards do.
Join a Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC)
Interested in Health and Safety for your workplace? Join a Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC)! Email email@example.com if interested.