Collective agreements set out the terms and conditions of employment of unionized workers as well as the rights, privileges and obligations of the union, employer and workers. Ryerson has a strong history of collaborative collective bargaining and positive working relationships. We are committed problem solvers who successfully negotiate collective agreements with all campus unions, which involve incremental changes that meet the needs of all parties. Although CUPE 3903 is a single union on site, we have three separate collective agreements. Each contains what is called an application clause – it defines the employees who are covered by each agreement. Two basic principles determine how our collective agreements divide us into units: the type of work for which we are bound by contract and our student status (if any) at the time of contract conclusion. A worker is always in one unit at a time, but since it is customary for the type of work and student status to change from year to year, it is possible that someone will change units over time. The effective application clauses of each collective agreement are included below, but in general, to ensure representation, our executive committee, our negotiating team and some committees must have members from each unit. The vote on whether we are prepared to strike, who will join our negotiating team and whether we are prepared to accept and ratify a treaty during collective bargaining, is still being done as a unit. Unit 3`s collective agreement expired on August 31, 2019. There are differences between the three agreements – for example, group 3 members are entitled to the same type of health care as other members, but are not reimbursed in the same way. There are many other differences – pay rates, summer work guarantees, available financing, etc.
For more details, see the collective agreements (the links above). Use the menu below to select another unit and view its negotiation agreement and other documents. A collective agreement is a legally binding discussion paper that defines all your benefits (including salaries), rights and obligations as McMaster employees. All responsibilities and obligations of the employer (McMaster) are also exposed. Exceptions to the unity of collective agreements see section 12.01 of the collective agreement. The following information is provided in accordance with Article 17.03 A) of CUPE 3906, Unit 3 Collective Agreement for Postdoctoral Fellows published, which states that: December 18, 2019 -Contracting parties have ratified the following manufacturing contract, dated November 28, 2019: CUPE 3906 Unit 3 Tentative Agreement Unit 1 You have an apprenticeship contract (teaching includes demonstration, tutoring and marking) and you are a full-time graduate. Click here for the Unit 1 collective agreement. Note that Unit 1 members who obtain an assistance diploma to fulfill your summer work guarantee are still considered a unit 1 for the summer.
This means that you will not be uniting 3 members for the Summer Unit 2 You have an apprenticeship contract (or TAship, a contract as an exercise manager, music tutor or design or other types of assistants) and are not full-time graduates.