Acting on behalf of its eligible members, CUPE 3902 affiliated with the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) in April, 2008. As a result, when a postdoc signs a card for CUPE 3902, that person is simultaneously joining CAUT, the national body best known for its defense of academic freedom and other professional standards in Canadian universities. Such standards are of critical importance to our members.
CUPE 3902 has played an active role in CAUT. For example, it has successfully argued for new CAUT policies pertaining to remuneration and job security for contract academic staff. As CAUT members, postdocs will be better positioned to address their concerns – from within the profession as well as at the bargaining table.
As a member of CAUT you join all other university faculty, and can enjoy benefits and services that membership offers.
For more information on affinity benefits, including discounted travel and home insurance, rental cars and office products, check out the CAUT website.