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Part-time wage grid changes effective January 2018

December 15, 2017 at 12:00 pm

Recently, the Ontario legislature passed the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, which included an increase to Ontario’s General minimum wage to $14 per hour in 2018, with another increase to $15 per hour in 2019. As of January 1, 2018 a new wage grid for part-time staff within the McMaster Students Union will come into effect.

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De-stressors, events and hours during exam season

December 7, 2017 at 12:00 pm

McMaster University begins the fall exam period on Friday, December 8.  Office and services across campus will offer expand hours and service delivery during the exam period.  In addition, many departments have de-stressor events planned for the month of December.

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Reduce Risk - a harm reduction campaign hosted by SHEC

November 27, 2017 at 12:00 pm

The Research and Advocacy Committee of the Student Health Education Centre (SHEC) is hosting Reduce Risk - a Harm Reduction Campaign. The campaign centres around harm reduction that focuses on minimizing the risks associated with drug use and self-harm.

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MSU Students of Distinction Awards: fall 2017 recipients

November 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm

The MSU Students of Distinction Award is granted in recognition of individuals or groups who have made a significant contribution to the betterment of the MSU or student life at McMaster. Several awards were presented this fall. Click here to learn more about the award.

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MSU Audited Statements for fiscal year 2016-2017

November 23, 2017 at 09:00 am

The 2016/2017 audit reflects an MSU that is in a healthy fiscal state. There is a sturdy reserve in the operating fund. The MSU’s operating fund produced a surplus of $115 000, which represents 4% of the operating budget. Across the entire organization, including the operating fund, along with the health & dental funds, the MSU produced a surplus of $805,981 for the year. This number translates to 6% of the overall budget.

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Country Night featuring the James Barker Band and Bull Rides for Charity Ball

November 20, 2017 at 12:00 pm

On Thursday, November 23, the James Barker Band and special guest, Andrew Hyatt, are performing at Country Night inside TwelvEighty. To raise funds for Charity Ball, students can donate $4 to ride a mechanical bull in MUSC from 10 AM - 3 PM that day.

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