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Total Rewards for Operations and Maintenance (Unifor Local 5555, Unit 5)

Operations and Maintenance employees ensure that the University facilities are well-cared for and adequate to support the University’s operations. These employees possess a broad understanding of many technical aspects and a working knowledge of many different machines and equipment. Operations and Maintenance employees are represented by Unifor Local 5555, Unit 5.


Compensation is detailed in the Unifor, Unit 5 Collective Agreement.


Collective Agreement – Unifor Local 5555, Unit 5

Unifor Local 5555 Unit 5 Collective Agreement 2021-2025 for Operations & Maintenance


July 1, 2023 Benefit Updates:

  • Emergency Travel Assistance:   Effective July 1st, Sun Life Global Excel Management (GEM) replaces Allianz Global Assistance as the new provider for emergency out-of-country and out-of-province travel assistance. If you’ll be travelling outside of Ontario, it’s a good idea to have your travel card with you as it includes the telephone numbers to call in the event of a medical emergency.  On or after July 1st, you can download the new travel card on or the my Sun Life mobile app and it is also available on the HR website.  The telephone numbers to call for Emergency Travel Assistance are not changing.  For 24/7 assistance, call:
    • In the USA and Canada:  1-800-511-4610
    • From anywhere else:  1-519-514-0351
  • Heading Aid Coverage:  Effective July 1st, medical doctors, audiologists and otolaryngologists are accepted as prescribers of hearing aids.


Unifor Unit 5 Operations and Maintenance Benefits Booklet

Benefit Booklet for Active Operations and Maintenance


Mental Health Resources

Review Mental Health Resources Available to McMaster Staff & Faculty


Employee Extended Health and Dental Co-Pay Rates

Details of the Employee Extended Health and Dental Co-Pay rates

Retirement Plans


How to Read your 2023 Annual Pension Statement – Hourly Plan

Document that is intended to help employees understand their annual pension statement (Hourly Plan).


Highlights of the McMaster University Group Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) Members of Operations and Maintenance

Document that outlines the highlights of the Group RRSP for Operations and Maintenance Members