CUPE 3906 Postdoctoral Fellows Bargaining Blog

Upcoming Meetings

May 01, 2009

Bargaining Session – May 5, 2009

The next bargaining session with the employer will be held between 11am-1pm on Tuesday, May 5, 2009.

Unit 3 members are welcome to attend, by visiting the union office by 10:45 on May 5.  E-mail staff@cupe3906.for more details.

We hope this meeting will be productive in resolving the remaining issues, and that conciliation (bringing in a government mediator) will not be necessary. To help us achieve a resolution, please send a letter of support to the Employer by visiting

Special Meeting for Unit 3 Members – April 7, 2009

We are holding an informal discussion for Post-Doctoral Fellows on Thursday May 7th at 4pm at the Union Office (B108 Wentworth House).  Please come out, see the final package tabled by both your bargaining team and the employer, ask your questions and participate in the process. Your engagement at this time is crucial!


Upcoming Bargaining Session With the Employer

The next Unit 3 caucus meeting will be held on Friday, April 24 at noon in the Phoenix.  Lunch will be provided to all those who attend.

The next two confirmed dates with the employer are:

Wednesday, April 29, 12-3pm


Tuesday, May 5, 10am-1pm.

If you wish to attend bargaining, please stop by the union office, B108 Wentworth House, at least 20 minutes prior to the start time each day.


Annual Membership Meeting


WHEN: April 22nd, 2009, 5:30 P.M.

WHERE: Divinity College, Room 136

This is a reminder that our next GMM and Annual General Meeting will occur next Wednesday, April 22nd, at 5:30 P.M. in Divinity College room 136.

Refreshments will be provided at 5:00 P.M. and childcare costs can be covered by the local.

Since this is the Annual General Meeting, a number of important items are on the agenda, including the election of executive officers, the ratification of Unit 1 bargaining priorities and the election of a unit 1 bargaining team, and an update on the Unit 2 job cuts and Unit 3 bargaining. All members can run for executive positions, and all Unit 1 members can run for bargaining team positions.

This is one of the most important meetings of the year–please come out, vote, and have your voice heard.


Important Unit 3 Consultation Drop-in Meeting ~ April 15, 2009

Where: 11am -1pm, April 15 – Union Office (B108 Wentworth House).

What: See the Employer’s most recent monetary package.  Participate in shaping the Union’s next monetary package, which will be presented to the Employer on April 17, 2009.

Why: This is the Union’s final package prior to receiving the Employer’s complete financial package in late May.


Next CUPE 3906 Unit 3 Bargaining Team Meeting (all members welcome):

10:30am on Monday, April 6, 2009 – Union Office (B108 Wentworth House, McMaster University)

Bargaining Session with the Employer (Unit 3 members welcome):

12pm – 5pm on Monday, April 6, 2009 – Location TBA (meet at Union office by 11:45)


* Upcoming meetings will be posted as available.  Please contact staff@cupe3906.or or 905-525-9140 x24003 for info.


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