Your bargaining team met with the Employer on Monday and Wednesday, and we had a team caucus meeting on Tuesday. A full bargaining update is attached here, but there are two key points: the Employer wants to end its administration of the dental plan and is proposing to end the graduate employment (TA) guarantee. We are very concerned about both … 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?
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
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
Unit 1 Important Information About Opting Out of Dental Coverage and Enrolling in Family Dental Coverage for the 2014-2015 Academic Year
Dear Members, RE: Important information about Opting-Out of Dental Coverage or Enrolling in Family Dental Coverage for the 2014-2015 academic year *This message contains information about important opt-out and enrollment deadlines. Please note that the deadlines may require your immediate attention and action. The information below is available in an official letter in PDF format HERE * Unit 1 members (Teaching … Read More
CUPE 3906 Office Relocation
Dear Members, You may have heard that all tenants of Wentworth House (including CUPE 3906) have been instructed by the University to relocate their offices in light of the upcoming demolition of the building. In light of this request, we are relocating our office to the basement of Kenneth Taylor Hall. As of April 24th, 2013, our new office location … Read More
Dental Coverage for Graduate Students at Mac FAQ
Graduate Students at McMaster University are covered by ONE of two dental plans: 1) The CUPE 3906 plan 2) The Graduate Student Association (GSA) plan This handy FAQ outlining (jointly prepared by the GSA and CUPE) will help Grad Students figure out which plan they qualify for, how to opt-out of the plan and/or enroll their family members. Dental Coverage … Read More
Unit 1 Benefits Improvements Effective September 2012
We are pleased to announce two important improvements to Unit 1 Benefits, which will take effect on September 1, 2012. These improvements were made possible by $30,000 in new benefits funding negotiated during collective bargaining in the fall of 2012. A Health Spending Account will replace the Vision Care Benefit. The entitlement will remain $250/two years. The Health Spending Account … Read More