The Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 3902, Unit 3 (CUPE Local 3902) represents workers who teach, demonstrate, teach or write down on contracts of less than one year. The Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 3902, Unit 1 (CUPE Local 3902) represents students at the University of Toronto, primarily PhD students who work as teaching assistants, laboratory assistants, markers, graders and trainers. To ensure representation, our executive committee, our negotiating team and some committees must elect members of each unit. The vote on whether we are prepared to strike, who will join our negotiating team and whether we are prepared to accept and ratify a treaty during collective bargaining, is still being done as a unit. CupE 3902`s predecessor was the first graduate union of higher education to be certified by a Labour Relations Board in North America. Prior to certification by the Ontario Labour Relations Board in 1973, Canadian graduates had no representation in the negotiation of working conditions. Since 2006, most students have been unionized at Anglo-Canadian universities. Please note that Students and PhD students and post-doctoral fellows at the University of Toronto are covered by the cupE 3902 unit 1 collective agreement and are not covered by the Level 3 collective agreement and should not apply for positions reserved under the Level 3 collective agreement. The Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 3902, Unit 5 (CUPE Local 3902, Unit 5) represents those who are employed as postdoctoral fellows at the University of Toronto and are covered by CUPE Local 3902, Unit 5.
CUPE 3902 has signed since its inception fifteen collective agreements for Unit 1 now with the U of T. The native has had five strikes since its inception. Each of them has been expert in the local and national press. Diversity Statement The University of Toronto is very involved in diversity in its community and particularly welcomes the applications of racialized/people of colour, women, Aboriginal/Aboriginal people from North America, people with disabilities, LGBTQ people and others who can contribute to the diversification of ideas.