Union Service Opportunities

Departmental Stewards Wanted!

Are you interested in learning more about your contract? Do you enjoy helping others with workplace issues? 

There is currently one vacancy for Departmental Stewards EACH of the following departments: SJE, CTL and APHD.

Serving as a steward is a great way to become involved in the union, assist members, and ensure that issues affecting graduate workers in your department are brought to the union’s attention. As a steward:

  • You connect with other GAs in your department and support them in solving workplace and employment problems when they arise
  • You’ll learn how to interpret collective agreements, file grievances, represent members in grievance meetings, and act as a liaison between members and the Executive Committee
  • If there is a strike, you will get to be a part of the Strike Committee.
  • You have the opportunity to contribute and further develop your leadership skills and be a part of the broader labour movement to build workers’ power

This is a volunteer position. The number of hours per month are about 2-3 hours with some additional hours if matters concerning members from your department arise.

We will be holding an election at our next General Membership Meeting (G.M.M) on December 17, 2020 (at 6-7:30PM). CUPE 3907 members in your department will be able to vote, so invite them to attend the upcoming G.M.M!

Steward training will be provided and other union training is also available. This is a great chance to connect with others while being in a leadership role within CUPE 3907! If you are interested, please email the Chief Steward, Wales Wong, at chiefsteward@cupe3907.ca.