Treaty office at York University in Toronto take on pickets in connection with unstable employment contracts
The students in Ontario are now considered that this could be the beginning of another strike across the province
University students are considered that we are facing great challenges ahead of us. Specially after a nationwide strike that forced studies to leave the classroom within weeks. Rising tensions between universides and their trade unions across Ontario make make it possible for students to understand what this means for their acdemic accounts
Representatives of Treaty Universe at York University responded to these questions. A
The current strike marks the second employment dispute in York in three years
"When I was first informed about the strike at Carlton, it was exactly what I had in my mind," said Caetzewski, "a second criminology student at Carlton University." I don't want it to be like a strike in college. I don't want to be confirmed with missed opportunities at work or meeting with my family, waiting for answers from the university. For now, he's sitting in the back of my mind that this could happen. But I am sure that it will be resolved within the next 19 days, as they stented, without the cancelation of the class. "
Accoring to CUPE Local 3903, the Vice President for the Julian Arch, mass destruction on the same scale as the recent college case cannot because the swing in the university sector is different from what it is for the college
The localized trade unions represent universal
This means that it is unlimited that all local organs will overlap at the same time
But Arend warnings that we are not out of the woods yet. He said that if the agressive and hostile to staff members adopted at various universities did not change, there would be conflict and action in the province for the forable future
"As long as universildes feel that they can leave with associate adjunct associate, as well as postgraduate students through foundations models that leave them in the fight to feed themselves, the sector will continue to face regular violations, the sector will continue to face regular violations, the sector will continue to face regular violations, the sector will continue to face regular violations," reads the Arend. " But, yes, the tension is certainly high and will remain so. In particular, given that the sector was "familiar"-in its own words-how to trade the government. "
York University states open during the strike. Students must cross the pickets to continue the work of the class. Or at risk losing their acdemic status. Many of them had a Twitter account
In my case, I would like to come to the trading table in good faith and to cancel the classes in the event of a strike. Canceled classes guarantee that students should not jopardize their morality for their education
-Alia M. (@aliaa_xo)
All: If you do not want to cross the line picket lines, do not do this. You can't be punished.
-Chris Durand (@realchrisdurand)
Arend said it was important for students to get acquained with their rights in the event of a strike or lockout. And in order to demand recognition of these rights
He said that most institutions, including York, would take measures to protect students in the event of a strike
" These proactive measures were initially taken to prevent students from taking action action against the administration for lost training as a result of the loss of all or part of their lifetime. Even though the reason is compassion, "says Rent." Students cannot be published for not caching physical or virtual pickets. It is essential to ensure that, at the end of a strike or lockout, an exception is made to prevent harmeful Effects on studies.According to this
A professor at the University of Ottawa thinks it's no cooperation that many entities are going to strike. They say that the problems faced by factor are not unique to any institution in particular. But they cover the whole provider and even across Canada
" In Canada, there are tests around the world who live with this unsafe environment, this struggle. We do not know in advance how many classes or classes we will be telling. It's a big problem for me, "says the professor, who wants to remain anonymous." We still need to catch up with the same salary, it's a very large sum. A typical part-time professor does not have the same health insurance as a full-time promotion. I have a more complete coverage with a longterm contract, but a typical part-time professor has basic basic health insurance. We don't have the same as full-time professors. "
When the University of Ootwa was in a non-working state after a strike in October, the professor said it was because part-time teachers worked on a contract that expired two years ago
The University of Ottawa was able to come to an agreement with their union, and the collective agreement expired within five years
Many Department-time Ders are Labour safety, acdemic freedom, pay equities and predictable class sizes and cancellations
The professor said there two types of contracts for visiting professors: a short-term contract, in which the professor should be reapplied on an annual basis, and a long-term contract that worked well for three years. They say that they work on a short-term basis for 10 years, and now they are in a long-term contract, which provides greater protection. However, even after 13 years of work, there is still no sugestion that the university should be fully established
They don't pay us more. I still get paid for the class. "
The average number of regular teacher explained to them is really alive courses per year. Under their previous contracts, they were train in sevens classes per year. Now they say that the burden for the training course is down to six grades. And many part-time teams must perform administrative actions to compensation
They also noted that there is nothing new in the universe that are going on strike
"Every time a group of part-time professions has to sign a new collective agreement, the university is trying to postone the discussion," the professor said. "And the result is always fine, let ' s strike."
Arend says that up to York University all signs point to an extended working stop
" The bureaucrats of the administration refuse to meet with our biding. And he refused to do so at the end of February, " he said. They continue to ignore our priority proposals and continue to consist on a conversation contract, which is a key element of our existing treat. "
At the end of the day, students at the University of Ontario should not sorry about repeating the general provision of college should. But these problems affect the factor across the province, and extensions are increasing. Arend says that students must prepare for a possible failure, and make sure that they know what to do in case of a strike or lockout at their university
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Victoria St. Michael
Victoria St. Michael is a journalist student at the University of Ottawa