Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 3904

Unit 3

Academic Assistants

When are TA/GA positions posted?

Decisions about how many GA/TA positions will be offered and the hours of these jobs are not identified by the different departments until prior to the beginning of the term or during the first week of the term. The union encourages Unit 3 members to keep checking the different departmental postings at least once a week for ten (10) weeks leading up to classes commencing once classes begin each semester and several weeks subsequent to classes beginning.

Where are Exam Invigilator positions posted and when?

Once the exam schedule is available, each department is responsible for posting Exam Invigilator positions where there are insufficient GA/TAs to fulfill the student-invigilator ratio per course and section, or where there are no GA/TAs currently employed for the course and section. Exam Invigilator job postings must be posted by each department where there is a need identified. For information on the exact location and the date of Exam Invigilation job postings, please contact the specific department directly by emailing their Department Assistant.

If I have a complaint, what do I do?

If something in your workplace is happening that seems unfair to you, contact your unit-specific Chief Steward and/or any of the members of the CUPE Local 3904 Executive. Your Chief Steward or other Executive Officers will be able to
discuss, assess the situation and help you deal with it in the most efficient and appropriate manner. Sometimes
intervention other than a grievance may be more effective and therefore used.