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Strike Photos

November 5, 2009

Photos from Day 1 of the Strike: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cupe3906/4078144450/in/photostream/ Photos from Day 2 of the Strike: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cupe3906/sets/72157622615355993/ More photos and videos are coming soon…

Special Announcement — Ratification Vote GMM Sunday — BT says “reject this offer”

November 4, 2009

STRIKING McMASTER TAs and RAs TO VOTE AGAINST “SCHOOL-YARD BULLY” TACTICS After three days on strike, Teaching and Research Assistants at McMaster are preparing to take the University’s last offer to a ratification vote, but not to end the strike.  Members will take a formal, secret ballot on the offer that has not changed significantly since […]

Deadline Countdown

October 29, 2009

2 hours 24 minutes Our bargaining team is still waiting for movement on priority strike issues identified by members.  We remain hopeful that a strike can be averted, but certainly members should watch for updates over the next few hours.

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 […]

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 […]

Union gets strong strike mandate! 50% higher turnout than 2006

September 23, 2009

Our members have spoken and given their bargaining team a strong strike mandate. Its now time for the University to get back to the table and to get serious about our monetary proposals. Our next date at the table is Sept 30th. We are absolutely committed to bargaining at the table towards a fair contract […]

CUPE 3906 Bargaining is Headline News

September 20, 2009

Click here to view some recent articles on our ongoing struggle for a fair collective agreement, including protecting members from wage and benefits concessions and ensuring quality and accessible education.

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 […]

University President confirms McMaster in Surplus!

September 14, 2009

Ever since the “financial crisis” hit in the summer and fall of 2008, we’ve heard a lot about how bad the economy has been for a wide variety of businesses, governments and institutions. Words like “depression,” and “prolonged recession” painted dreary pictures of the sky falling and crushing the entire world economy. But now nine […]

Bargaining Bulletin #5 – Summary of Key Proposals

August 17, 2009

The bargaining team has created a summary of all of the key proposals on the table and broken it down in terms of issues, as well as money. The issues breakdown is available as bargaining bulletin #5. The monetary impact of both the employer’s and union’s packages have  been analyzed and are summarized as bargaining […]