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Grant in aid explained

September 14, 2009

Your bargaining team’s proposal on grant-in-aid is one of the most important proposals in this bargaining round. Grant-in-aid is an accounting instrument that allows a University Administration to convert part of the pay of a graduate student TA into a special type of bursary. It has been successfully implemented at York University and the University […]

What Happens in the Event of a CAW Strike/Lock-out

September 6, 2009

Dear CUPE 3906 Members Units 1 (TAs/RAs in Lieu), 2 (Sessional Faculty) & 3 (PDFs), As you may be aware, our employer, the McMaster University administration, has been in negotiations with CAW Local 555, Unit 1, for several months, negotiating a renewal agreement for McMaster’s approximately 2200 administrative and technical support staff. In late August, […]

Union Proposals in Simple Terms

August 24, 2009

At CUPE 3906, we are working hard to ensure an open, accessible and democratic bargaining process.   As such, Unit 1 members developed and voted on their their proposals democratically last Spring, and your elected bargainign team and executive committee maintain our bargaining blog as a way to allow all members, and all members of the […]

CUPE Unit 1 Bargaining Issues and Update

August 23, 2009

Answers to Questions Posed on

August 23, 2009

Did the university administration (our employer) make an offer of settlement to CUPE’s bargaining team? No, the parties (the administration and the union) have not had enough time at the bargaining table for a “settlement offer” to have been made by either party.  Some progress has been made, and with each bargaining session there are […]