SEIU Negotiations Update

Nancy MacBainNews

In an incredible showing of strength and solidarity, the members of SEIU Local 2 on the McMaster campus last night voted 85% to turn down the Employer’s offer. Barring the Employer returning to the table with a new offer this means that the parties will be in a strike/lockout position after 10pm on Tuesday Sept 12th. Please see the post … Read More

URGENT Message Regarding Potential SEIU Strike at McMaster

Nancy MacBainNews, Political Action

Sisters and Brothers, Over the past few days it has become apparent that another union on Campus, SEIU, is likely to be forced out to the picket lines very soon.  Members of SEIU, Service Employees International Union, at McMaster perform several different tasks such as, custodial work, mail delivery, trades work, and more. University administration has shocked SEIU by demanding … Read More

McMaster @ the G20

Nancy MacBainEvents, News, Political Action

‘McMaster Students For Social Justice’ invites you to take part in a public discussion forum regarding the events of the G-20 Toronto demonstrations. A presentation will discuss how the G-20 Toronto consensus relates to the University institution. McMaster students will provide testimonies of their participatory observation of the demonstrations which took place. A monitored debate will ensue under the following question: ‘In accordance to the events … Read More

Canada Out of Afghanistan

Nancy MacBainEvents, News, Political Action

A panel on the role Canada has played in the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan. We will bring to light topics such as Omar Khadr, detainee abuse and the recent Wikileaks scandal. We as Canadian students need to demand that our government base its foreign policy on respect for international law, peace, and justice. We invite all who are interested in coming to listen to … Read More

URGENT – Grad Student Dental Plan Info

Nancy MacBainNews

Please note – This message is intended to clarify questions surrounding the CUPE and GSA Dental Plans. If you are a TA but not a registered grad student please disregard this message. What GRAD STUDENTS are eligible for the  CUPE Dental Plan? Those currently working a 130 hour TAship (or RA in lieu of a TAship) Those with a guarantee … Read More

General Membership Meeting

Nancy MacBainNews

Our first General Membership Meeting of the year will be taking place on: Wednesday, September 15th 5:30pm in MUMC in the Hospital (1st floor, purple  elevators, Ewart Angus Area, next to Williams Cafe, follow the signs) Agenda items include: 2010/2011 budget Unit 2 bargaining update Update for all members about provincial wage freeze and fight back Unit 1 Benefits Update Winter … Read More

LGBTQ & Straight Allies Workshop

Nancy MacBainEquity, Events, News

CUPE 3906’s Equity Action Committee welcomes you to McMaster!  In case you are wondering what we do as a union committee, let me tell you: we are a semi-autonomous activist committee that works to dismantle oppression targeting Equity Seeking Groups within our union and local community.  Our initiatives center around educating our membership about equity issues and advocating for people groups our union members represent and … Read More

Stop the Special Diet Cut – Raise Welfare/ODSP Rates Now!

Nancy MacBainNews, Political Action

Meal, Rally & Action Wed. July 21st at noon Ministry of Community & Social Services, 900 Bay St (at Wellesley) There will be a bus leaving from Hamilton Meeting at Gore Park (James St & King) Leaving 10:30am – Returning around 3:30pm On June 26th the G20 met in Toronto with the government spending over $1 billion on the summit. … Read More

CUPE 3906 Condemns Arrests and Detention of 900 G20 Protesters

Nancy MacBainGeneral, News

The following statement was sent to the Movement Legal Defense Committee (NOTE: the number of reported arrests increased to 900 after the drafting of this statement): I am writing on behalf of CUPE 3906, representing over 3000 academic workers at McMaster University, to condemn the arrest, detention and abuse of nearly 500 G20 protesters. Reports from the Movement Defense Committee?s … Read More

Website Calendar Temporarily Out-of-Service

Nancy MacBainCommunications, General, News

Some people may have noticed that the website was down for a short period yesterday. We were undergoing some routine software upgrades that have temporarily rendered the Events Calendar incompatible. A fix is expected to arise in the next few days, and the calendar will be restored at that time. Sorry for any inconvenience! Alex