On June 29th an SGMM was held in order to discuss and update the Professional Development Fund (PDF) for Unit 2. We had a productive discussion and my proposal was accepted with a few important amendments. Only Unit 2 members were eligible to vote at this meeting. Below is a summary of key results from the meeting: The PDF will … Read More
Stop the cuts to graduate mental health services!
Dear CUPE 3906 members, On March 31, graduate students voted overwhelmingly to reject the administration’s proposed supplementary fee protocol, which was presented and debated at the Graduate Student Association’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). The proposed protocol — lobbied for on behalf of the administration by the Associate Vice-President and Dean of Students, Sean Van Koughnett — was advertised as providing … Read More
CUPE Social Event : International Women’s Day March 6 @ 12 noon
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
CUPE 3906 TA/RA award – 2015
Dear members, CUPE 3906 is pleased to announce their 2015 Annual TA/RA awards. Students, employment supervisors or other TAs are encouraged to nominate Teaching or Research Assistants for the award. There will be a total six awards given, one for each faculty. The nomination form is available HERE and/or at your departmental office. Please submit nomination forms to the CUPE 3906 office … Read More
The Ally (Winter 2015) issue is out
The main theme of this issue is: Where’s The Funding ? This issue features: – Not-so-hidden cuts in funding – Gearing Up for Bargaining – Provincial Funding and the Problem of Differentiation – Higher-Education: Privilege or Right?
Challenges Facing International Students: Panel Discussion
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
The latest issue of The Ally (Spring 2014) is out
Click here to download this issue of The Ally The main theme of this issue is: Raise the Minimum Wage This issue features: Beyond the Minimum Wage Standup for Fairness Mentorship for International Members Students and Workers United !
TA Awards Winners
Dear Members We have received many nominations. Our TA awards committee has reviewed submissions according to a careful set of criteria. The winners are, Beverlee Buzon (Health Sciences) Rashin Alizadeh (Social Sciences) Ray Ng (Science) Alicia Giansante (Humanities) Brandon Karchewski (Engineering) Stephen Gagne (Business) Many congratulations to our TA awards winners. CUPE 3906
Joint meeting for Hamilton members regarding Hudak
Please join us this Thursday, April 10th, at Liauna Station in downtown Hamilton for this very important all unions/all locals meeting regarding Ontario Conservative Party leader Tim Hudak’s propsed regressive attacks on your rights that will set back the clock on wages, representation and health and safety! For more information, or to RSVP, please visit: http://ofl.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014.04.10-Reg.Mtg-HamiltonFlyer1.pdf and: http://ofl.ca/index.php/campaigns/rightsatwork/ All members are welcome! … Read More
Announcing the CUPE 3906 2014 Teaching Assistant Awards!
Dear members of the McMaster community, CUPE 3906 is pleased to announce their second annual TA/RA awards. Students, employment supervisors or other TAs are encouraged to nominate Teaching or Research Assistants for the award. There will be a total six awards given, one for each faculty. The nomination form is available HERE and/or at your departmental office. Please submit nomination forms to … Read More