Quebec university workers report high levels of psychological distress

A new study shows that many employees of Quebec universities are experiencing high levels of psychological stress, a mental and emotional state characterized by depression and anxiety. The study was prepared by Professor Julie Cloutier and doctoral student Sabrina Pellerin, from the School of Management (ESG) at University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM), for CUPE Quebec’s … Continue reading Quebec university workers report high levels of psychological distress

Local 1975 votes in favour of job action over pension issues at the University of Saskatchewan

CUPE 1975 members have voted in favour of job action in a vote held on September 27th and 28th. The main sticking point in negotiations is the pension plan. The university is refusing to talk pensions at the bargaining table and is threatening to make unilateral cuts to the pension plan. The local is looking … Continue reading Local 1975 votes in favour of job action over pension issues at the University of Saskatchewan

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