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Unit 1 Tentative Agreement Ratified

We are happy to announce that the tentative agreement recommended by your bargaining team was accepted by the membership in attendance at the Ratification Meeting with 91% in favour.

We were able to achieve a number of improvements to our language, including the introduction of a Racial Justice Advocate to our Unit 1 Collective Agreement.  Our monetary improvements include a total of 9% wage increases over the next three years, as well as a significant improvement on Bereavement Leave and Pregnancy/Parental Leave Sub-Payments.  

The highlights document below contains the key changes that were made.  As soon as it is ready, a draft copy of the new agreement will also be uploaded on this page as well.

Now that we have ratified on our side, we still have to wait for the University to complete their ratification process.  Due to timing, and the fact it must be ratified at a Board of Governors meeting, this will not happen until June 9, 2022.  Once the University ratification process is complete, the new Collective Agreement will be fully implemented.  More information on the details of that will be communicated at that time.

We offer our congratulations and thanks to our Unit 1 Bargaining Team for their work in bringing back this Collective Agreement.

We offer our congratulations and our thanks to our bargaining team for all their hard work.

To see the full, draft Agreement, click here.

Representing non-academic administrative, professional and technical employees at McMaster University

Unit 1 Members include the non-academic, administrative, professional and technical employees of McMaster University.

For those of you with concerns/questions, your first point of contact should be a Steward. Stewards should be able to answer questions you may have regarding your working arrangements or clarification on the language in the collective agreement and how it pertains to your specific situation. When contacting Stewards please understand that the phone numbers provided on this listing are their work locations, and if they are working they should not be discussing Union business during the hours they are to be working. It is generally a good practice to email the Steward with your questions or concerns, or if you require more information arrange a meeting time outside of the core working hours.

In Solidarity,

Sarah-Kai Antanaitis
Unit 1 Chairperson
sarah-kai.antanaitis@unifor5555.ca
905-525-9140 x27539

Meghan Forbes
Unit 1 Vice-Chairperson
meghan.forbes@unifor5555.ca

Andrew Folino – andrew.folino@unifor5555.ca
Meghan Forbes – meghan.forbes@unifor5555.ca
Sarah Sullivan – sarah.sullivan@unifor5555.ca
Andrew Whitney – andrew.whitney@unifor5555.ca

 

BUILDING/AREA

STEWARD

EXTENSION

E-MAIL

Alumni House

Aaron Geekie-Sousa

(519)885-5426 x 21124

sousaa@mcmaster.ca

Alumni Memorial Hall

Aaron Geekie- Sousa

(519)885-5426 x 21124

sousaa@mcmaster.ca

Applied Dynamic Lab

Aaron Geekie-Sousa

(519)885-5426 x 21124

sousaa@mcmaster.ca

Arthur N. Bourns Science Building

Andrew Folino

76394

folinoa@mcmaster.ca

Bookstore 

Andrew Whitney

(email only)

whitnea@mcmaster.ca

Burke Science Building 

Stephan Olaizola

905-531-6925

olaizos@mcmaster.ca

Campus Services Building

Chika Arinze

(email only)

chika.agbassi@unifor5555.ca

Chester New Hall

Nicole Buston

23355

bustonn@mcmaster.ca

Collingwood

Sarah-Kai Antanaitis

27539

sarah-kai.antanaitis@unifor5555.ca

Commons Building

Lisa Heathcote

44760 C: 905-537-5223

heathco@mcmaster.ca

Communications Research Laboratory

Chika Arinze

(email only)

chika.agbassi@unifor5555.ca

David Braley Athletic Centre

Lisa Heathcote

44760 C: 905-537-5223

heathco@mcmaster.ca

David Braley Cardiac Vascular and Stroke Research Institute 

Lisa Heathcote

44760 C: 905-537-5223

heathco@mcmaster.ca

David Braley Health Science Centre

Stephan Olaizola

905-531-6925

olaizos@mcmaster.ca

DeGroote School of Business incl.Ron Joyce

Nicole Buston

23355

bustonn@mcmaster.ca

Meghan Forbes

24908

Meghan.forbes@unifor5555.ca

Engineering Technology Building

Andrew Folino

76394

folinoa@mcmaster.ca

ET Clarke Centre

Sarah Sullivan

(email only)

sarah.sullivan@unifor5555.ca

General Sciences Building

Sarah Sullivan

(email only)

sarah.sullivan@unifor5555.ca

Gilmour Hall

Andrew Whitney

(email only)

whitnea@mcmaster.ca

Hamilton General Hospital

Lisa Heathcote

44760 C: 905-537-5223

heathco@mcmaster.ca

Hamilton Hall

Meghan Forbes

24908

Meghan.forbes@unifor5555.ca

Hamilton Health Sciences

Zoi Snyder

(905)521-2100 x 72719

zoi.snyder@unifor5555.ca

James Dietrich

(email only)

dietrijd@mcmaster.ca

Aaron Geekie-Souza

(519)885-5426 x 21124

sousaa@mcmaster.ca

Health Sciences Centre-Library

James Dietrich

(email only)

dietrijd@mcmaster.ca

Information Technology Building

Chika Arinze

(email only)

chika.agbassi@unifor5555.ca

Institute of Applied Health Sciences

James Dietrich

(email only)

dietrijd@mcmaster.ca

Ivor Wynne Centre

Lisa Heathcote

44760 C: 905-537-5223

heathco@mcmaster.ca

John Hodgins Engineering Building

Sarah Sullivan

(email only)

sarah.sullivan@unifor5555.ca

Juravinksi Hospital & Cancer Centre

Chika Arinze

(email only)

chika.agbassi@unifor5555.ca

Kenneth Taylor Hall

Nicole Buston

23355

bustonn@mcmaster.ca

Life Sciences Building

Andrew Whitney

(email only)

whitnea@mcmaster.ca

LR Wilson

Andrew Folino

76394

folinoa@mcmaster.ca

McMaster Automotive Resource Centre

Jim McAndrew

26257

jim.mcandrew@unifor5555.ca

McMaster Innovation Park

Jim McAndrew

26257

jim.mcandrew@unifor5555.ca

McMaster University Student Centre

Andrew Whitney

(email only)

whitnea@mcmaster.ca

Michael DeGroote Centre for Learning & Discovery

Zoi Snyder

(905)521-2100 x 72719

zoi.snyder@unifor5555.ca

Mills Memorial Library

Otto Geiss

(email only)

geisso@mcmaster.ca

Museum of Art

Ralph Maano

(email only)

maanor@mcmaster.ca

Niagara Regional Campus (St. Catharine’s)

Andrew Folino

76394

folinoa@mcmaster.ca

Nuclear Research Building

Danny Purnomo

(email only)

purnomo@mcmaster.ca

Ralph Maano

(email only)

maanor@mcmaster.ca

One James North

Stephan Olaizola

905-531-6925

olaizos@mcmaster.ca

Peter George Centre for Living and Learning

Danny Purnomo

(email only)

purnomo@mcmaster.ca

Psychology Building

Zoi Snyder 

(905)521-2100 x 72719

zoi.snyder@unifor5555.ca

Ron Joyce Centre (DeGroote – Burlington)

Nicole Buston

23355

bustonn@mcmaster.ca

Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre

Lisa Heathcote

44760 C: 905-537-5223

heathco@mcmaster.ca

St. Joseph’s Hospital (including 25 & 43 Charlton)

Maria Benoit

905-818-1212

mbenoit@mcmaster.ca

St. Joseph’s West 5th Campus

Maria Benoit

905-818-1212

mbenoit@mcmaster.ca

St. Peter’s Hospital

Andrew Folino

76394

folinoa@mcmaster.ca

Stonechurch Family Health Centre

Sarah-Kai Antanaitis

27539

sarah-kai.antanaitis@unifor5555.ca

Tandem Accelerator

Jim McAndrew

26257

jim.mcandrew@unifor5555.ca

Thode Library

Otto Geiss

(email only)

geisso@mcmaster.ca

Togo Salmon Hall

Andrew Folino

76394

folinoa@mcmaster.ca

University Hall

Stephan Olaizola

905-531-6925

olaizos@mcmaster.ca

Waterloo Reginal Campus

Aaron Geekie-Sousa

(519)885-5426 x 21124

sousaa@mcmaster.ca

West End Clinic

Sarah-Kai Antanaitis

27539

sarah-kai.antanaitis@unifor5555.ca

West End Medical Arts

Meghan Forbes

24908

Meghan.forbes@unifor5555.ca

 

    WORKPLACE COMMITTEE MEMBERS:             * Sarah-Kai Antanaitis (Chair)

                                                                                    * Meghan Forbes

                                                                                    * Andrew Folino

                                                                                    * James Dietrich

                                                                                    * Sarah Sullivan

                                                                                   * Andrew Whitney

UPDATED: April 29, 2022

This form is currently closed for submissions.

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