Collective agreement

Your collective agreement sets out your rights and responsibilities as a worker.  If you have questions or concerns about your treatment, talk to your steward or a member of the executive.


Our bylaws set out the rules for how our Local is run:


Other Important Documents:

CUPE Constitution (2016) – PDF

Equality Statement – PDF

Code of Conduct – PDF



In our new Collective Agreement we have negotiated a Health Plan that will top up the benefits currently provided by the Graduate Student Union plan, available to all full time OISE students. This plan will come into effect September 1, 2016.

Information from the University of Toronto on the Top-Up Plan:

Overview of Benefits Information – PDF click to download

How to Submit Claims – PDF click to download

Q&A for Graduate Assistants – PDF click to download

Graduate Assistantships

Check out our FAQ if you have questions about Graduate Assistantships.

How to get a Fall/Winter GA:

  • Funded MA or PhD  students: you have a guaranteed GAship for the number of years outlined in your offer of admission. You are in Group A.
  • Unfunded MA, MEd, PhD, EdD: If you are unfunded (or no longer funded) you are in Group B. There are certain positions reserved for Group B students, however you must first apply to be eligible for the hiring pool.

How to get a Summer GA:

  • Summer GAs are not included in your funding package, you are not guaranteed a summer GA. There are limited number of positions, and you must first apply to be included in the hiring pool for your department. Please see deadlines and specifics as outlined by the employer here.

Donation Request Form

Please find attached the Donation Request Form of CUPE Local 3907. It is a necessary component of your request for financial support for your initiative or projects from the local. Please complete the form and send it to the organization.

Please see the Donation Guidelines in order to see if your request qualifies.