McMaster retiree who was eligible to join a McMaster pension plan
when working at the University automatically becomes a ‘regular’
lifetime member of MURA when they retire. This includes all retirees,
even those who deferred their pension or withdrew their funds when
they retired, and those who may have qualified for, but did not join,
a pension plan.
are no membership fees. MURA's operating budget is fully funded
by income from the Canadian Auto Workers Union Local 555 (CAW555),
the McMaster University Faculty Association (MUFA), and McMaster’s
Office of the President.
Resources provides contact information to MURA Council only if a
release of information is signed by the retiree. MURA
urges new retirees to sign this form, which is included in the
retirement package. Any retiree who has not been
receiving MURA communications, such as the newsletter, is advised to
contact either MURA or HR to provide current contact information and
release authorization if required.
are three categories of membership: ‘Regular’, ‘Associate’,
members have the following rights:
serve on the MURA Council or be elected to any other positions that
vote at annual general meetings and special meetings of the
Association, including on motions to amend the Constitution
receive all issues of MURAnews,
the Association's newsletter
and Honorary members are described in Article 3 of the Constitution.
Updated June 12, 2012