Dear CUPE Local 3906 members,
As usual, we’ve received a lot of questions about the FREE first aid training for CUPE 3906 members at McMaster. YES, IT REALLY IS FREE.
CUPE doesn’t offer the training (it is normally done through recreation and athletics) but our collective agreements have secured members access at no charge. The cost is billed back to your department (not the individual supervisor) and as such the departmental administrator will need to enroll you.
Let us know if you have any additional questions.
CUPE 3906’s Equity Action Committee is proud to announce that we will be hosting a Summer Clothing Swap. Please join us on Thursday, June 28th, from 10:30am to 3:00pm, in MUSC 311/313. Bring clean clothing you no longer wear (we encourage clothing for all body types and genders!). All leftover clothes will be donated to the Native Women’s Centre in Hamilton.
If you are able, please drop off your clean clothes and books at the CUPE office (KTH B111) prior to the event during hours of operation (Monday to Thursday from 9am-5pm). You may also wish to bring your clothes with you to the event and display them upon your arrival. We will have a box on location for book donations.
For more information regarding the poetry event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Equity Action Committee is also proud to announce that we will be hosting an event for members to share their art (poetry, fiction, performance, among other forms of creative expression) as part of a larger initiative titled, “Healing With Feelings.” The theme will be on class and labour! This event is an opportunity to meet new folx, engage with each other’s creative works, and heal collectively from intersecting oppressions. Please join us on Thursday, July 19 in CIBC Hall (308/309). The doors open at 7:00PM while the event finishes at 9:00PM.
If you’re interested in sharing your work, we have 11 available slots of 10 minutes each to choose from. Please sign-up by sending an e-mail to email@example.com. Even if you’re not reciting any poetry, fiction, or performing, this event is meant to show support and solidarity to your fellow peers.
We look forward to seeing you there!
We wanted to remind you that FREE First Aid Training is a benefit guaranteed under each of our three Collective Agreements (CAs) and available to TAs/RAs in lieu (Article 18.13 of Unit 1 CBA), Sessional Faculty/Hourly-Rated Sessional Music Faculty (Article 17.13 of Unit 2 CBA) and Post Docs (Article 14.12 of the Unit 3 CBA).
The course, a Standard Red Cross certificate course, is offered being offered on a number of dates this spring through Athletics and Recreation, and the cost of registration is covered by the Employer. The course runs from 9-5 on both days, and there are two remaining sessions:
May 2/3, 8/9, 10/11, 15/16, 26/27, 30/31
June 5/6, 9/10, 13/14, 19/20
Re-Certification: May 17 and June 12
Your department administrator can enroll you. There is NO CHARGE to you!You will need to attend both days in order to receive the certificate.
The sessions are being held on campus here. If you have questions about the specifics of the material being offered, please contact Athletics and Recreation at ext. 24464. They are the ones who are offering and teaching the class. Online registration is not an option.
More information: https://rec.mcmaster.ca/…/cert…/first–aid-standard-red-cross
If you are a TA/RA in lieu and working in a different department/program other than the one that you are registered in as a student, registration should be done through your academic department.
Normally, the Administrator (Graduate Secretary) from your academic department or program will need to register you as they must provide the departmental code so the cost can be billed accordingly. This charge cannot be passed on to you
In our most recent round of bargaining, your Union secured a Professional Development Fund for Post-Doctoral Fellows. That’s right, a PDF for PDFs. It provides up to $150/year for conference participation, professional association fees, and academic books.
Information is available here.
We just wanted to let our Sessional Faculty know that the Winter 2018 deadline for Professional Development Fund application is Monday April 9th. Information about the Fund is available by clicking here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.