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

New Collective Agreements Available

Brad WalchukGeneral, News, Unit 1, Unit 1 Bargaining, Unit 3, Unit 3 Bargaining

The final versions of our new collective agreements for both TA’s and Postdoctoral Fellows have been posted to this website. These new documents contain important changes and updates to many of the entitlements won in Collective Bargaining. Please take few minutes to familiarize yourself with the appropriate document. As usual, the the digital form of our Collective Agreements will remain … Read More

Weekly Mobilizing Update from CUPE Ontario

Brad WalchukGeneral, News, Political Action

May 14 – May 18 Mobilizing Mondays – Week Seven One section of the Ontario budget bill will wipe out public services as we know them. We must mobilize immediately to get Schedule 28 removed! This section, called the Government Services and Service Providers Act, 2012, opens the door for government to privatize any public service. This would be done … Read More

Weekly Mobilizing Info from CUPE Ontario

Brad WalchukGeneral, News, Political Action

Mobilizing Mondays – Week Six With about two weeks until the final budget vote, this is one of our last chances to get changes made to protect the vital public services that support our communities. Over the last week, voters in France, Greece and the United Kingdom soundly rejected their governments’ austerity programs. We too can reject the cuts and … Read More

Weekly Mobilizing Information from CUPE Ontario

Brad WalchukGeneral, News, Political Action

Mobilizing Mondays – Week Five Last week, the Ontario Liberals swung a deal that allowed the budget to pass a key vote. One important change introduced a new 2% surtax for people making more than $500,000 a year. That’s something almost every Ontarian agreed is an important step in preserving the vital public services on which our communities rely. But … Read More

Weekly Mobilizing Message from Cupe Ontario

Brad WalchukFinance, General, News, Political Action

Whack ‘Em Wednesday – Week Four On Monday, the Ontario Liberals swung a deal that allowed the budget to pass a key vote. Because so much was changing, CUPE Ontario decided to delay our weekly Mobilizing Mondays email until today. As a result, here is Whack ‘Em Wednesday. We need to whack the MPPs with the message that the budget … Read More

Lunchtime Workshop

Communication OfficerGeneral, International

Dear international members, Grazyna Drzazga is one of the PhD students in linguistics who had one of the most interesting workshops for international TAs during the TA day. Luckily, she has kindly offered to hold her workshop again this term. The description of this workshop is as follows: Teaching in a Different Language Communication breakdown due to limited vocabulary is … Read More

International Members’ FAQ

Communication OfficerGeneral, International

1. What is a union? Perhaps you have heard the story of “the bundle of sticks” or the phrase “united we stand, divided we fall”. That’s basically, what union means. Union (or more precisely trade union), copying from Wikipedia, is an organization of workers that have banded together to achieve common goals such as better working conditions. You might also … Read More