Workers’ defence of pension rights at Carleton reaches Ontario Labour Relations Board

  OTTAWA, ON – The union that represents striking workers at Carleton University has filed a complaint with the Ontario Labour Relations Board, charging that the university has engaged in unfair labour practices. “We are calling out the university’s administration for bargaining in bad faith,” said Jacynthe Barbeau, negotiator for the Canadian Union of Public…

As strike enters third day, York University’s refusal to bargain raises ‘serious questions’ about their commitment to resolving dispute

  TORONTO, ON – As a strike by York University’s academic workers enters its third day, more questions are being raised about the University’s refusal to negotiate with its employees. “For five days, York University has been missing in action,” Devin Lefebvre, Chairperson of Local 3903 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 3903)…

CUPE National President Mark Hancock to join striking York University academic workers on picket lines

  TORONTO, ON – As their strike enters its third day, York University graduate assistants, teaching assistants and contract faculty, members of Local 3903 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 3903), will be joined on their picket lines today by CUPE National President Mark Hancock. Beginning at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 7, Hancock…

As employer refuses to bargain, striking CUPE 3903 academic workers staff picket lines around York University

  TORONTO, ON — As York University management continue to rebuff attempts to get them to resume collective bargaining, striking academic workers today established picket lines around the campus. “Our members spoke very clearly on Friday when they turned down York’s last offer. That result made it obvious more work needed to be done and…

With Deadline Fast Approaching, York University Education Workers Will Rally Tomorrow for a Fair Deal

TORONTO, ON – Following five months of fruitless negotiations, Contract Faculty, Teaching Assistants and Graduate Assistants at York University will rally for a fair deal tomorrow afternoon 12:30 pm, in York University’s Vari Hall. These education workers are members of Local 3903 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 3903). The union’s contract expired…