Sunday, September 28, 2008

Here's another message from the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) about the strike at the University of Windsor, now in its its second week.

Windsor faculty in week two of strike:
The Faculty at the University of Windsor is now entering its second week of strike.
Faculty association president, Professor Brian E. Brown, will be part of an information event this Sunday, September 28, in Canada Hall, from 2 PM to 4 PM.
“Our objective is to meet with all those having concerns about the strike at U of W”, said Brown. “Too much misinformation has been released by the university giving an entirely unjust view of the situation."
"The truth is that 47% of our Faculty are part time staff. They are underpaid, overworked and increasingly treated as casual labour," he said.
On campus, CUPE locals 1001, 1393, 4580 and 1281 are coalition partners, working closely with WUFA.
Brown also noted both the Graduate Student Society and the University of Windsor Students' Alliance have voted to support WUFA.
Paul Moist has offered CUPE’s support to WUFA’s bargaining team. “I hope they can benefit from CUPE’s vast experience in the post-secondary sector. This is a perfect example of public sector workers who need our support in these crucial times.”

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