Bargaining update – McMaster and CUPE 3906 agree to pause talks

The University and representatives of CUPE 3906, Unit 2 have been meeting to negotiate a renewed collective agreement. The union represents approximately 380 Sessional Faculty and Sessional Music Faculty at McMaster.

Both parties report making progress towards a renewed agreement and that the talks have been constructive and positive.

The University and the union have agreed to pause the talks over the summer, due to scheduling issues. During this pause, McMaster and CUPE 3906 will continue to operate under the terms of the former collective agreement. The parties have also agreed they will not file for conciliation during the adjournment.

Meetings will resume the week of September 16.