CUPE Local 3904’s Unit 1 Bargaining Committee fought hard against management to maintain class size limits. The Unit 1 Collective Agreement has always allowed for university management to load additional students above and beyond the existing class size limit. The Unit 1 Collective Agreement designates that the Contract Lecturer is to be paid $80 for each of the additional 33 students over the class size limit and $90 for each additional student after the 33 additional students, or they may use this money to have their Department hire a marker/grader to handle the additional marking and workload of these extra students.
Extra student pay, should you opt to be paid this money and do the work yourself, is paid in one lump sum at the end of the semester through your bi-weekly pay. Human Resources at TMU or your Department Assistant generally sends out an email notifying all Unit 1 members who are eligible for this money what pay date to expect this lump sum.