In the 2019 round of collective bargaining with McMaster our Union secured 5 hours of paid training to cover anti-oppression and the fundamentals of working as a TA. This was a hard-fought win that stemmed from exercising our collective power at the bargaining table and mobilizing our membership. This is yet another reminder of the value and importance of collective bargaining – we can make gains and improve our working conditions when we’re united!
As a CUPE Local 3906, Unit 1 member, you are required to complete 5-hours of mandatory training. The training will include a module in Anti-Oppression (2-hours) and TA Rights & Responsibilities (1-hour). The additional 2-hours of training will be selected from a menu of centrally offered elective workshops. The five hours are paid at the prevailing hourly rate in the Collective Agreement
TAs will be able to register for the training through Mosaic. Once registered, TAs will be able to access the training workshops in Avenue to Learn. The How to Register for the Training document will provide step by step instruction, including screenshots, to help TAs with registering for the training.
TAs who successfully complete the training by September 21, 2021, will receive payment on
the October 22, 2021, pay deposit.
TAs who successfully complete the training, for the first time, by January 24, 2022, will receive
payment on the February 25, 2022, pay deposit.
TAs who successfully complete the training, for the first time, by May 16, 2022, will receive
payment on the June 17, 2022, pay deposit.
TAs who successfully complete the training, for the first time, by July 4, 2022, will receive
payment on the July 29, 2022, pay deposit.
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