As per the local’s bylaws,

The BENEFITS AND ADVOCACY OFFICER shall
i. Ensure members of the Local are apprised of what entitlements they have as a unionized member of CUPE Local 3906 at McMaster University, and work with the Local staff ensuring expeditious delivery of and easy access to these entitlements. These entitlements include the benefits and services which the Local provides as well as those provided by McMaster University to its employees, as well as those entitlements enshrined in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the McMaster Calendar, and other similar binding documents.
ii. Chair the Benefits Committee and, with the benefits committee, ensure members can access their benefits with maximal ease and expediency.
iii. Sit ex-officio on the Communications Committee with a specific eye to ensuring that members are and remain apprised of their entitlements as unionized workers at McMaster University.
iv. In conjunction with the Grievance Officer and Committee, Equity Officer and Committee, Chief Steward and Stewards’ Council and the Local staff, provide advocacy for members whose concerns fall outside the collective agreement but which affect their working environment and conditions and thus fall under the Local’s mandate.
v. Preside over General Membership and Executive meetings in the event of the absence of both the President and Vice-President.

If you have questions about this position, please contact staff at mecampbell@cupe3906.org.