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Important Information About Unit 1 “Final Offer” Vote

November 5, 2009

Dear fellow unit 1 members, This Sunday evening at 4pm we will convene to discuss and vote on the employer’s current offer. We have called this vote in order to send a strong message to McMaster that they must address the key issues in bargaining, issues that we, as a union, have voted time and […]

Day of Action — Press Release — Our Strike Makes Headlines

November 5, 2009

NEWS RELEASE – On a student Day of Action, Queen’s Park must take action – November 5 2009 On a student ‘Day of Action,’ Queen’s Park must take action on unreasonable tuition hikes TORONTO, Ont. – As students across Ontario take part in a ‘Day of Action’ for a poverty-free Ontario, Canadian Union of Public […]

Many Graduate Research Assistants ARE in CUPE and on Strike

November 5, 2009

Dear Graduate Research Assistants, Earlier this week, a statement was issued that read as follows:  “Please note that any student in ECE that is an RA is not in the barganing unit and must report to work.” Please be advised that anyone who holds a Research Assistantship IN LIEU OF (instead of) a TAship IS […]

CUPE 3906 By-Laws — Re: Mail-in Balloting

November 5, 2009

Dear Members, Some members have noted that they are unable to attend the upcoming Special Membership Meeting this Sunday at 4pm, and the ratification vote folowing the meeting and on Monday between 10 and 4pm.  Unfortunately, the By-Laws do allow proxy or electronic voting, although they can sometimes allow mail-in balloting. Sorry about this, but this type of […]

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 […]

Information for Sessional Faculty Regarding the TA/RA Strike

November 4, 2009

Dear Unit 2 Members,   Please find below important information for Unit 2 members (sessional faculty and sessional music faculty) regarding the current Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant strike at McMaster.  It is important that Sessional Faculty and Sessional Music Faculty are aware of their rights and obligations, as well as the ways in which […]

Strike and Bargaining Update — Day 2

November 3, 2009

Dear Unit 1 Members, We want to thank continued strong support on day 2 of our job action. Picketers were strong and determined despite the colder temperatures. By mid morning the strike office was literally buzzing with members eager to contribute their talents to various committees. Our strike is also receiving excellent media coverage. Stories […]

RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS DURING WORK STOPPAGES THAT SUBSTANTIALLY DISRUPT ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

November 3, 2009

The University recognizes that a work stoppage involving University employees that substantially disrupts academic activities may have a significant impact on the ability of students to carry out their studies. The University also recognizes the need to treat students fairly and equitably, and at the same time, to protect the academic integrity of the University’s […]

November 2, 2009 Update

November 3, 2009

Unit 1 Members, We want to thank all of you who came out to the lines yesterday. You reminded the employer that your bargaining team speaks with hundreds of voices! The first day of a strike always needs a little finesse, as members get accustomed to taking job action; however, your support made the first […]

Alternate Duty Update

November 3, 2009

We’ve had some difficulties with the equity@cupe3906.org account. Please instead email cupe3906@yahoo.com to arrange alternate duties, if you are unable to picket.