Important Update for Unit 2 Members RE: Emergency Medical Travel Coverage

Mary Ellen CampbellUncategorized

UNIT 2 Members, PLEASE NOTE!  April 2018: We are in the process of changing our Unit 2 Emergency Medical Travel Insurance carrier company because our former carrier, RSA/VIATOR/Global Excel no longer insures small groups.  If you are a Unit 2 member and are planning on using the Unit 2 travel coverage in the near future, please contact administrator@cupe3906.org in advance of your trip for more information.  We will post and distribute more information for Unit 2 members on our website here as more information becomes available.

Reminder: Annual General Meeting on Wednesday

Brad WalchukUncategorized

Our Annual General Membership (AGM) meeting occurs each year in late March or early April and is when we (re)elect the entire 13-member executive committee to a 12-month term.

A reminder that this year’s AGM will be held on Wednesday March 28th in BSB B155. Pizza and sign in gets under way at noon, the formal meeting will begin at 12:30

The agenda will include the election of the 13 executive positions, as well as our committees (by-laws, benefits, etc.).

A pizza lunch and free CUPE 3906 will be included. Pizza served at noon.

Questions- staff@cupe3906.org

Solidarity to CUPE Local 3903 and CUPE Local 2424

Brad WalchukUncategorized

As you might have heard, our sister locals at Carelton (Local 2424- support staff) and York (Local 3903- academic workers) are on strike. Local 2424 is protecting their pensions, while Local 3903 is fighting against precarious work. We have letters of support for both these locals. The neoliberal university will be defeated and CUPE members are on the front lines of this struggle.

Solidarity letter to CUPE 3903

Solidarity letter to CUPE 2424

 

Annual General Membership Meeting- March 28th

Brad WalchukUncategorized

Our Annual General Membership (AGM) meeting occurs each year in late March or early April and is when we (re)elect the entire 13-member executive committee to a 12-month term.

This year’s AGM will be held on Wednesday March 28th in BSB B155. Pizza and sign in gets under way at noon, the formal meeting will begin at 12:30

The agenda will include the election of the 13 executive positions, as well as our committees (by-laws, benefits, etc.).

A pizza lunch and free CUPE 3906 will be included. Pizza served at noon.

Questions- staff@cupe3906.org

2018 TA/RA Award Nominations- Now Open!

Brad WalchukUncategorized

***PLEASE NOTE: The nomination deadline has changed!!!****

Are you a great TA/RA? Of course you are!  Do you know someone else who is a great one as well? Of course you do!

The 2018 CUPE 3906 TA/RA awards are open to all CUPE 3906 Unit 1 members (Graduate and Undergraduate TAs and RAs in lieu). Members may be nominated by their students, employment supervisors (supervising Professor) or other TAs.

Successful candidates will receive a certificate recognizing their excellence, a letter of acknowledgement from the CUPE 3906 Executive Committee, and a cheque for $200.00.

There will be a total of six awards given, one for each faculty listed. Please fill out all applicable fields and deliver a completed TA2018 CUPE TA Award Nomination Form (<– click for attachment) in person to the CUPE 3906 office (B111 Kenneth Taylor Hall) or via email a saved copy to chiefsteward_tas@cupe3906.org before March 23, 2018. Awards will be given out during our Annual General Membership Meeting (March 28, 2018)!

PDF version of *new* Unit 2 Collective Agreement (2017 to 2020)

Brad WalchukUncategorized

Sessionals, the *new* collective agreement is now available online.

As a reminder, the new agreement secures wage increases that will increase the 3.0 course rate from $7050.00 (present) to $7191.00 effective January 1, 2018, $7407.00 effective September 1, 2018, and will be increased to $7555.00 in the last year of the agreement. Hourly-Rated Sessional Music Faculty – currently earning $62.25/hr – will see their wages increase to $63.50 effective January 1, 2018, $65.40 effective September 1, 2018, and will be increased to $66.70 in the last year of the agreement. This will also be the new hourly-rate for post-contract work for Sessional Faculty.

The bargaining team also secured gains to job security. The current model of First Consideration Appointments, which guarantees two automatic appointments following two consecutive successful applications, will expand immediately to guarantee three automatic appointments. Similarly, the current model of Enhanced First Consideration Appointments, which guarantees three automatic appointments following an additional successful application, will expand immediately to guarantee four automatic appointments.

The newly ratified agreement also provides funds to maintain the Health Care Spending Account, Dental Plan, and Professional Development Fund that the Union administers.

The new collective agreement also secures for members a pregnancy/parental leave of up to 90% for 19 weeks (an increase from the current 45%) and increases the course cancellation fee from $2000.00 to $4000.00 for course cancelled in the two weeks before class (effective September 1, 2018). Sessional Faculty and Hourly-Rated Sessional Music Faculty are now also entitled to paid domestic violence leave that will provide 100% of wages for up to the duration of contract. The Collective Agreement also includes a formal Aboriginal Land Recognition, increased transparency in course evaluations, the introduction of concept of ‘coaching’ to discipline and discharge procedure, and access to a credential training program through MacPherson Institute.

Next General Membership Meeting- March 1st at noon

Brad WalchukUncategorized

Based on what we’ve heard from members, we’re making an effort to provide more advanced notice of General Membership Meetings.
Our next GMM will take place on Thursday March 1st at noon. The location is still TBA at this point, and will be updated as soon as we can.
On the agenda will be elections for at least 5 delegates for the CUPE Ontario convention in May.

Paid Emergency Leave

Brad WalchukUncategorized

Under the amended Employment Standards Act in Ontario, all employees will be entitled to 10 Personal Emergency Leave days per year, including two paid Personal Emergency Leave days.

The two PAID days supersede any requirements in our collective agreements that would suggest otherwise (such as unpaid or a requirement to make up missed time).