Surveying the field

Brad WalchukGeneral

A couple of months ago I told you about an upcoming survey of Contract Faculty. This is an important project since Stats Canada, for instance, stopped collecting data on these workers in the mid-1990s. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that data collection stopped just as universities, especially in Ontario, decided on faculty non-renewal policies and turned to contract workers … Read More

Stop the Special Diet Cut! – Rally

Brad WalchukGeneral

On June 17th, we will rally in Hamilton against the Liberal Government’s decision as part of their 2010 budget to CUT the Special Diet Allowance. The Special Diet Allowance is money that people on Welfare (OW) and Disability (ODSP) rely on in order to access healthy food and pay the rent. For hundreds of thousands in Ontario, the Special Diet … Read More


Nancy MacBainEvents, General

Title: May GMM Location: DH-136 Description: Please come out and join us for our March General Membership Meeting. As always, there will be pizza. To find out what items are included on the agenda, please contact the CUPE office. Start Time: 17:30 Date: 2010-05-12

May Day – International Workers’ Day

Maria MustafaEquity, General, News

There are a bunch of events happening in and around southern Ontario to commemorate May Day, the International Workers Day. Hamilton Here in Hamilton there are two events to take part in: The annual Mayday Festival will be taking place on King William St, outside the Skydragon, from 11-4 on May 1st. USWA 1005 is hosting a massive rally and … Read More

Unit 2 Special GMM

Nancy MacBainEvents, General

Title: Unit 2 Special GMM Location: Divinity College Room 136 Description: We will be holding a Special General Membership Meeting for Sessional Faculty & Sessional Music Faculty on Thursday, April 15th at 5:00pm in Divinity College room 136. The SGMM will be a relatively short meeting including a Bargaining Team report and an important discussion on our Bargaining Priorities document. … Read More

IMPORTANT Tax Info for Sessional Faculty

Nancy MacBainGeneral

Claiming a Home Office on your taxes The University has acknowledged that Sessional Faculty are eligible, in certain circumstances, to have “Declaration of Conditions of Employment – T2200” forms filled out on your behalf when you’re filing your income tax return. T2200 forms are filled out by Employers to confirm that individuals have employment-related expenses that they can deduct when … Read More

CUPE 3906 All Over the Web!

Nancy MacBainGeneral

Hi everyone! Just a quick announcement that our news can now be followed in some new ways! We now have a Fan Page on Facebook that will mirror every news item posted on this website, as well as our new Twitter page! Click here to become a fan on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Also, you can subscribe to any … Read More

General Membership Meeting

Nancy MacBainGeneral

Title: General Membership Meeting Location: DH-136 Start Time: 17:30 Date: 2010-01-27 End Time: 20:30