Unit 5 Bargaining

Bargaining information for post-doctoral fellows primarily employed in a research capacity.

Unit 5 Contract Campaign

To support your Bargaining Team as they attempt to reach a deal with the Employer, please take a minute to sign this petition: www.change.org/p/unit5contract. The open letter was drafted by your Bargaining Support Committee, and it outlines why we need a better contract!

For background reading on why post-docs at U of T need a better deal, please have a look at some of our materials.

CUPE 3902 Unit 5’s bargaining platform

Comparison chart between CUPE 3902 Unit 5 and other unionized post-docs in Canada

Comparison chart between CUPE 3902 Unit 5 and other groups at U of T

All Bargaining Bulletins leading up to conciliation are available here, bottom of the page.

Strike Vote Results, 2017

We are happy and excited to announce to you all the results of the U5 Strike Vote. A solid 87.5% voted “YES” to support the Bargaining team with a Strike Mandate.

We have conciliation meeting dates from March 27 & 29-30. The bargaining team will meet with the Employer and a provincial conciliation officer, and convey that post-docs will not take no for an answer.

In the meantime, we will be holding a meeting for the Bargaining Support Committee next week. All U5 post-docs are encouraged to attend. We will be discussing future mobilization strategies and events.

When? Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 6-7 pm
Where? CUPE 3902 office, 180 Bloor Street West, Suite 803 (8th floor)

First Contract for Postdoctoral Fellows at U of T (CUPE 3902, Unit 5) Ratified 

Between Thursday, January 8th and Monday, January 12, 72% of participating members of Unit 5 voted to ratify the first collective agreement reached in December 2014 between CUPE 3902, Unit 5 and the Governing Council of the University of Toronto.  The first contract will come into effect following ratification by the university administration (expected to occur in late February).  Thank you to all those who participated in the vote, and to all who contributed to the process over the past many months.  Please contact info@cupe3902.org with any questions or if you require the assistance of the union.

Click here for a copy of the Memorandum of Agreement.

Unit 5 Bargaining Bulletins
An archive of information bulletins sent to U5 members during bargaining.