Postdoctoral Fellows contract update

Progress is being made in McMaster’s negotiations with postdoctoral fellows. Both parties met on Monday, November 18. The unit represents approximately 170 postdoctoral fellows at the university.

As negotiations continue there has not been a request for conciliation. The group, which is represented by CUPE 3906 Unit 3, is not in a strike position.

Every set of negotiations involves issues unique to the specific employee group. McMaster negotiates with all employee groups based on a set of core principles including bargaining in good faith and committing to long-term, collaborative relationships with union partners.

CUPE also represents McMaster’s TAs which are part of CUPE 3906, Unit 1.  The bargaining for postdoctoral fellows is separate from those negotiations.