Dear TAs, RAs (in lieu) and Postdoctoral Fellows,
Please complete the CUPE bargaining survey either online this month at the CUPE table in the lobby of Mills Library on Wednesday, Feb 10th from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m
All those who fill out the survey will be entered into a draw to win one of four $100 Gift Cards to Fortino’s.
Bargaining Survey Launch
“We just wanted to remind you about our bargaining survey launch, happening today, between 10:30 and 4:30. It is a drop-in event, so swing by at a time that is convenient for you. We’ll have pizza over the lunch hour, and a fruit tray, veggie trey, and timbits throughout. The event is taking place in MUSC 301 (the Student Centre).
At the event, you can meet members of your elected bargaining teams, enjoy some food, and fill out your Bargaining Survey for your chance to win a prize (a $200 pre-loaded MasterCard) that is exclusive to those who fill the survey out at our launch party!” – CUPE3906
If you can’t make it to the event, you can also fill out the survey online here.
What is the Collective Agreement?
The Collective Agreement is the contract that governs your working conditions, wages and salaries, benefits and protections as workers at McMaster University. Every few years, your Union (as your legal bargaining agent) negotiates our contracts with the McMaster Administration. Our current contract expires on August 31st, 2016 and the CUPE bargaining team will be negotiating a new one with the university. The survey is crucial to ensure that CUPE has YOUR input on negotiations that will affect YOUR employment contract with the university.
The current collective agreement can be found here http://cupe3906.org/files/2015/…/Unit-1-CBA-2011-to-2016.pdf Check the table of contents for the types of things that can possibly be changed with bargaining.