As another day finishes on the picket line in support of the UNBC Faculty there is confusion for what day into the strike it is. This would be the 3rd day of CUPE physically on the picket line with the faculty, but it is the 5th calendar day of strike at UNBC.
Besides CUPE support on the line the general public, students ( lots and lots of them ), fellow unions from the North Central Labour Council we must also thank the NUGSS for shutting down their various operations on campus in support of the faculty association. It must have been a hard decision to shut down and put their student employees into the same situation as the rest of us. They are not even a fellow union, but have shown great leadership in their actions.
The only union not supporting the picket line is the members of Unite Here 40, which are the food service workers. We have no idea why they are not honouring the picket line and why they are deliberately making the situation last longer than it has to. Solidarity for all, means all must support the overall action. Come on now Unite Here 40, show your solidarity !