CUPE Local 3908 Unit 1 represents approximately 300 course instructors, clinical instructors, markers, tutorial leaders, workshop leaders, academic counsellors, academic skills counsellors and lab demonstrators at Trent University.
The Local's Executive oversees member interests through interaction and negotiation with university management. Together with the day-to-day operation of the Local, it also administers a professional development fund [PDFund] and the CUPE 3908 Award for Excellence in Part-Time Teaching.
At the provincial and national levels the Executive is involved with CUPE Ontario and National, as well as the Ontario University Workers Coordinating Committee (OUWCC).
Contract workers at Trent are a diverse group, representing all academic disciplines. Our membership changes from year to year due to the nature of academic contract work at Trent, the uncertainties of which present significant challenges for both individual members and the local. These circumstances make it even more important for members to familiarise themselves with our collective agreement and stay in touch with the local. We’re here to provide support.
Our office in Stewart House, on the Catharine Parr Traill College campus, is staffed by a part-time office manager. Drop by, phone, or contact us by e-mail.