If you’re working as a TA, or an RA in lieu of a TA, you’re a member of Unit 1 of CUPE 3906. We’ve put together a Welcome Guide to try and orient you to your Union Local, your benefits plan and the city of Hamilton in general.
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Annual Labour Day celebrations, organized by the Hamilton District Labour Council, will take place this year on September 5th. There will be a parade followed by a picnic in Dundurn Park.
CUPE 3906 members are invited to join the local for the parade, and back at the park for the picnic (we have food tickets for you).
Meet at the corner of Pearl & York
(look for the black flags)
-Full restoration of the Special Diet Allowance
-Increase in welfare and disability rates
Join us for the Solidarity BBQ and let your voice be heard!
Saturday Aug 27th
Long time ago I had this claim and wanted to share the information with the international students.
Basically, I was not in town when I got sick so I had to go to a walk-in clinic or a hospital. Knowing the waiting time at a hospital I decided to go to a walk-in clinic. Then I found out that they do not accept my UHIP card like McMaster’s Health Centre. I had to pay $60 and then they gave me the receipt to fill the claim and send it to the insurance company myself. They told me there that the claim is not going to be covered completely, the insurance company will pay just 80% of it. However, as you see in the pictures, the rebate was even less than 80%.
Apparently, SunLife has its own rates for services that university clinics and hospitals conform to. Other than that, if you end up going to a walk-in clinic it is possible that you pay something out of your own pocket, in addition to the cost for posting the claim and about a month waiting for the rebate to come back.
There will be a General Membership Meeting
Thursday August 4th
5:30 – (free food at 5:00)
Childcare reimbursement available on request
The following items will be on the agenda:
- Election of CGEU Conference Delegates
- Election of an Ad Hoc Committee on political endorsement
- Amendments to By-laws section 8, 9 and 16
- Motion to reimburse working group expenditures
- There will also be elections for the following Executive positions: Undergraduate Officer, Unit 2 Chief Steward
Free food, kids rides & live music!
No pets or coolers.
For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be a
General Membership Meeting
5:30 (free food at 5:00)
Childcare reimbursement will be available.
Agenda Items Include:
Elections – Undergraduate Rep, Unit 2 Chief Steward
Free food and door prizes!
The nation-wide Canada Post lockout will affect the processing and delivery of your benefits in a variety of ways. Please read the following post carefully.
Equitable Life will continue to process Unit 1 (TA and RA in lieu) and Unit 3 (Post-doc) dental claims. The Prosure group will continue to process Unit 2 benefit claims and Unit 1 childcare. Both Equitable Life and Prosure have agreed to send benefits cheques to CUPE 3906 via courier. These cheques can be picked up at the CUPE 3906 office in the basement of Wentworth Hall.
We will try to notify members by email if a cheque is available for pick up. Members who are expecting a cheque are encouraged to email their up to date contact info to the benefits officer, Rebecca Strung, at email@example.com.
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers has indicated that there is a lot of mail in the system that will not be delivered. This means that benefits claims might be held up on route to Equitable life or Prosure. It also means that benefits cheques that were already mailed out may be stuck in the system. Members who recently submitted a claim should thus expect long delays. Inquiries about the status of a benefits claim should be directed to the benefits officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that Unit 1 vision care and UHIP claims are being held until the end of August and will not be affected by the Canada Post lockout. Click here for more information.
Please feel free to contact Rebecca at email@example.com or the CUPE office if you have any questions or concerns about how the Canada Post lockout will affect your benefits.
There will be a Special General Membership Meeting to discuss, and vote on, priorities that will inform our proposals for the upcoming round of negotiations with the University. Your contract will expire at the end of August, and your involvement in the process of bargaining a new one is essential to the process.
Make sure your voice is heard – Join us
June 16th – 4:00-6:00pm – MUSC 311/313
Free food will be available – Childcare costs are reimbursed on request.
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.