McMaster University Retirees Association

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Every 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.

There are no membership fees. MURA's operating budget is fully funded by income  the McMaster University Faculty Association (MUFA),  McMaster’s Office of the President, and Unifor Local 5555.  

Human 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.

There are three categories of membership: ‘Regular’, ‘Associate’, and ‘Honorary’.

Regular’ members have the following rights:

  • to serve on the MURA Council or be elected to any other positions that may arise

  • to vote at annual general meetings and special meetings of the Association, including on motions to amend the Constitution

  • to receive all issues of MURAnews, the Association's newsletter

Associate and Honorary members are described in Article 3 of the Constitution.

Updated June 12, 2012