Academic workers at McMaster University have a new agreement that sets a good precedent for university sector bargaining. CUPE 3906 is the first of more than 20 post-secondary locals whose agreements expire in 2008.
CUPE 3906 President Mary Ellen Campbell called the agreement “historic”.
Among the gains in the agreement:
- limited right of first refusal for future teaching;
- sessional lecturers can use their Unit 1 seniority
- paid pregnancy, parental and adoption leave
- cumulative wage increase of between 12% and 16.75%