Both locals, our sister local CUPE 3903 at York University (Toronto), and CUPE local 2424, support staff at Carleton University (Ottawa), have commenced strike action on Monday, March 5th. Both university employers remain ill responsive to workplace issues that matter to front line university workers. Members of CUPE 2424 took on a single issue – to retain their pension plan. The TAs, instructors, and graduate assistants at YorkU are battling intransigent employer yet again.
We are calling on members, who want to show their support for either of the two striking locals, to contact the union.
We can arrange for transportation and other logistics and send a ‘flying picket’ to show solidarity and to learn about the issues they are on the line for. Their conditions are not fundamentally different from ours!