Bargaining Priorities for unit 1

(Teaching Assistants, Student Assistants, and unionized Research Assistants)

You can find a full list of the issues your Bargaining Team is putting forward in negotiations at this link. These priorities were developed through surveys of the membership and discussions with Unit 1 members in a variety of forums, as well as through an examination of grievances and other outstanding collective agreement issues.

Negotiations will only be successful if union members become directly involved in supporting the bargaining process. And there are lots of ways to do so! Contact us at for some ideas and suggestions. 

Another important way you can support and stay up to date on the bargaining process is to join the Team at the table. By agreement with the employer, a number of CUPE 4600 members are able to sit in on bargaining sessions on any given bargaining date. If you are interested in joining a session, contact Dan Sawyer at