CUPE 3906 requests ‘No Board’ report after hours of fruitless bargaining with McMaster University

HAMILTON, ON – Following a fruitless day of negotiations, the union representing 2,900 teaching assistants, research assistants, demonstrators, tutors and markers at McMaster University announced late last night they would be seeking a ‘No Board’ report from the Provincial Ministry of Labour. The decision by Unit 1, Local 3906 of the Canadian Union of Public…

Ignoring own recent history, York University refuses to bargain seriously with student employees; CUPE 1356-2 forced to request conciliation

TORONTO, ON – The Union representing part-time student parking, Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) camera operators and GoSafe (walk-home program) escorts at York University warned today that their employer is ignoring their own recent history of catastrophic labour relations by refusing to seriously negotiate with their workers. “Quite frankly, it’s extremely troubling that an institution that…

Tell York U to Drop Code of Conduct Complaints Against Student Activists

To: Rhonda Lenton President of York University CC: Lucy Fromowitz Vice-Provost, Students Carol McAulay Vice President, Finance and Administration Debbie L. Hansen Executive Director, Community Support and Services Dear President Lenton, I am writing to denounce your administration’s attempt to penalize union members and students for critical thought and activism on campus. You have targeted…

Premier Ford’s back-to-work legislation will violate civil liberties, hurt students

TORONTO, ON – The Canadian Civil Liberties Association and the Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario have joined with striking workers at York University to voice their opposition to the new Conservative government’s “back-to-work” legislation. “Our members went on strike more than four months ago because we were experiencing firsthand how the quality of education at York…