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Live Mediation Updates

October 31, 2009

In keeping with our model of open and transparent bargaining, we will be publishing live updates over the next two days, direct from the bargaining table. Also, if you haven’t already done so, please use the following link to send a message to the McMaster Administration to tell them to spend the next 2 days […]

Honesty in Bargaining

October 30, 2009

Over the next few hours, we will be in mediation with the Employer in the hopes of reaching an agreement we can recommend to the membership. As the deadline approaches you can expect both sides to release messages aimed at the members, at the community and at students. Cynics and the observant will note that […]

University Administration’s Current Monetary Offer Analyzed

October 22, 2009

Our bargaining team has analyzed the University Administration’s most recent monetary package over the two year framework they’ve proposed. Their current package does nothing to address the issues we’ve raised around overwork, rising class sizes, benefits funding deficits, 8% / year tuition hikes, and access to employment for experienced TAs. Instead their package only puts […]

Bargaining Update: More Mediation Dates Scheduled

October 18, 2009

After three days of marathon bargaining, there has been progress at the table. We’ve seen the Employer move positively on numerous language items, although they have yet to move away from their monetary model of putting new money solely into the wage rate. We have tabled a significantly modified monetary proposal which will be discussed […]

Live Updates From the Bargaining Table – Marathon Mediation Oct. 14-16

October 14, 2009

Dear Unit 1 Members, McMaster students and workers, and allies, After months of stalling by the University Administration, we now are in marathon bargaining, with the assistance of a government-appointed mediator, for approximately 72 hours beginning at 9am on October 14, 2009. In keeping with our model of open and transparent bargaining, we will be […]

CUPE 3906 requests no-board report: Expected Deadline on or around October 30th, 2009

October 7, 2009

Dear CUPE 3906 Unit #1 members, Since the university administration refused to take advantage of the efforts of a provincially appointed conciliator on September 30th, the CUPE 3906 membership has directed the bargaining team to ask the conciliator for a “no board” report at 5:00PM on Wednesday, October 7th. Over the next few days, the […]

Post Conciliation Meeting Fri Oct 2, 1:00pm

September 30, 2009

The bargaining team has called a joint meeting for all available executive members, bargaining support team members, bargaining team members and any interested general members on Friday Oct 2nd at 1:00pm in the CUPE 3906 office (Wentworth House, B108). At this meeting the bargaining team will discuss what happened during conciliation on Sept 30th and […]

Bargaining Bulletin #9 – Strong Strike Mandate – Its the Employer’s turn to move.

September 28, 2009

Our membership has spoken in a unified voice throughout our three phases of strike mandate voting and given the bargaining team a strong strike mandate. You’ve said you won’t stand for reductions in take-home pay, you won’t sit by and watch as your benefits are cut, you won’t continue to be overworked without getting paid. […]

Employer stalls negotiations – Your Benefits will be CUT.

September 17, 2009

General Membership Meeting September 22nd from 4 – 8 PM Location – Burridge gym and mezzanine Your bargaining team met with the employer twice this week in the hope that the employer would acknowledge our concerns regarding the erosion of TAs’ benefits and show movement on numerous proposals. Despite the tireless efforts of your bargaining […]

CUPE Unit 1 Bargaining Issues and Update

August 23, 2009