Six weeks after strike begins, York University still unwilling to negotiate with academic workers

As a labour dispute between York University and their academic workers moves into its sixth week, the union representing York’s striking teaching assistants, contract faculty and graduate assistants said today the two sides remain no closer to reaching a deal. “York University has consistently refused to bargain,” said Lina Nasr, a member of the Bargaining Team … Continue reading Six weeks after strike begins, York University still unwilling to negotiate with academic workers

Solidarity on display as York University Academic workers strike

After six months of fruitless bargaining, 3,000 academic workers at York University, members of CUPE 3903, are on strike for less. Less precarious employment and less of a university system that is far too reliant on short-term, precarious work with little to no stability or predictability. As strike action commenced on Monday morning, CUPE 3903 Chair and … Continue reading Solidarity on display as York University Academic workers strike

Carleton University’s staff on the picket lines in defence of pensions

Here is hoping that UNBC is not thinking of jeopardizing our pensions ! CUPE will have lots to say about that. In a fight to protect their pension rights, administrative, technical and library staff at Carleton University began job action on Monday at 6 a.m. After negotiations with Carleton University broke off in the early hours of … Continue reading Carleton University’s staff on the picket lines in defence of pensions

Education Workers at York University Rally for a Fair Deal

Following five months of fruitless negotiations, Contract Faculty, Teaching Assistants, and Graduate Assistants at York University rallied for a fair deal today with campus and community allies in York University’s Vari Hall. These education workers are members of CUPE 3903. Their contract expired on August 31, 2017. With a strike deadline of March 5 looming, CUPE 3903 is calling for public … Continue reading Education Workers at York University Rally for a Fair Deal