The Tuition Increase Assistance (TIA) is a protection for CUPE 4600 Unit 1 members against rising tuition fees. Some improvements were made to the TIA during the last bargaining round. you can read about these changes on this page (article 23)
How does it work?
The TIA is a refund. Eligible Unit 1 members will automatically receive a refund for the difference between the tuition they paid that term and the tuition schedule when they started working as a TA. This will happen for every term that they are working.
Unit 1 members must work a minimum of 65 hours to be eligible to receive the TIA. Members who have already worked 65 hours or more this term will receive their TIA in their student accounts in the third month of the term. Anyone who has not yet worked 65 hours or more, but does so before the end of the term, will get their TIA at the end of the term.
Below you will find the language that is included in the Collective Agreement for Unit 1. Please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or want clarifications.
Tuition Increase Assistance