Unit 2 of CUPE 3903 that represents contract faculty (post doctorate faculty) is urging its members to vote NO to the proposed package slated for a Supervised Membership Vote. They are arguing that the University’s proposal does not address the changes the University is making in terms of shifting work from Unit 2 faculty to Unit 1, or from post doctorate faculty to Ma. and Ph.D students. Furthermore, there is conflict between CUPE’s proposal of the SRC (Special Renewable Contract) programme which appoints all high intensity Unit 2 members into YUFA (tenured positions), and the University’s proposed TSA (Teaching Stream Appointment Positions) that would reduce the number of YUFA conversions significantly.
This is obviously the opinion of the executive, or atleast the top end of Unit 2, and as such it would be premature to speculate on the general sentiment towards the proposed contract that is moving forward to a forced ratification vote. Nevertheless, these are the main issues that Unit 2 members have with the contract offered by the administration.
In solidarity with undergraduate students,
As always, I stand to be corrected on any information or commentary I have made.