CUPE Social Event : International Women’s Day March 6 @ 12 noon

Communication OfficerEquity, General, News

Dear Members The Equity Action Committee of CUPE 3906 is inviting you to a drop-in social event March 6, 12-4 pm, in KTH B111, in honour of the celebrations and struggles of International Women’s Day (March 8th), women and trans* workers everywhere, and in solidarity with IWD organizing on and off campus that week. Light refreshments–including vegan/gluten-free cake–will be provided. … Read More

Challenges Facing International Students: Panel Discussion

Mary Ellen CampbellEquity, General, International, News

Dear members, Are you having a hard time with skyrocketing tuition fees? Inaccessible and expensive healthcare? Tightening immigration process? You are not alone! Let`s make your voice heard! CUPE 3906 and Canadian Federation of Students Ontario invite you to our panel discussion and brainstorming session. Details: 29th of April, Tuesday at 5.00pm in AN Bourns Science Building (ABB) 273 Free food will be … Read More

CUPE 3906 Supports Hamilton Take Back the Night

Brad WalchukEquity, Events, General, News, Political Action

CUPE 3906, and our semi-autonomous Political Action Committee (PAC), are proud to be involved in the upcoming Take Back the Night event in Hamilton. Take Back the Night, an annual event organised by SACHA — Sexual Assault Centre (Hamilton & Area) — is a powerful opportunity for all woman-identified individuals to actively build connections, assertively reclaim our right to safety, … Read More

2013 Mike Skinner Activist Award Winner

Brad WalchukEquity, General, News

Congratulations to Sharlee Reimer, a long-time member employed in English and Cultural Studies.  Sharlee is the winner of the 2013 Mike Skinner Activist Award, an annual award presented by CUPE 3906 for dedication to progressive activism in the Hamilton Community.  Sharlee has played an important role in Hamilton’s LGBTQ community and the LGBTQ community at McMaster.  She is pictured with … Read More

CUPE 3906 Statement on the Oak Creek, WI Shooting

Brad WalchukEquity, General, News

CUPE 3906 would like to respond to the Oak Creek, Wisconsin shooting at a Sikh gurdwara where on August 5, 2012 a white supremacist with known ties to the neo-Nazi movement shot and killed six people and injured several others. While the immediate target of this act was the Sikh community, it is clear that this act targeted and/or has … Read More

National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women

Nancy MacBainEquity, Events, News, Political Action

December 6th marks the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, a day set aside to commemorate the 14 women who were murdered in the 1989 massacre at L’École Polytechnique in Montreal, as well as the over 582 Aboriginal women who have gone missing or been murdered in Canada. A ceremony has been organized by Anti-Violence Network … Read More

Take Back the Night

Nancy MacBainEquity, Events, General, News, Political Action

The annual Take Back the Night march to end violence against women will be taking place this Thursday, September 15th. Women-Identified members of the community, and children are welcome for the main march at City Hall (71 Main St) 6:30pm Click here for more information Male-Identified allies are invited to  Taking on the Man: Strategies for Challenging Sexism Skydragon Centre … Read More

Hamilton Pride 2011

Nancy MacBainEquity, Events, News, Political Action

Hamilton Pride 2011 is happening from June 9th-19th. Click here for a full schedule of events. CUPE 3906 will be participating in the Women & Trans March on June 18th from 10-11am, meeting at the fountain in Gore Park downtown.