Check out this article in the Varsity about Doug Ford’s proposed repeal of Bill 148 as well as UofT’s controversial membership to an anti-Bill 148 lobby group. The article includes comments by our own President Allan James as well as CUPE 3902’s Chair Jess Taylor!
“The Doug Ford government broke their promise to the people of Ontario today by standing with the corporate lobbyists and announcing significant rollbacks to our new labour laws.”
Check out this form on 15andfairness.org to email your local MPP about keeping the January 1st $15 minimum wage increase, in addition things like equal pay for equal work legislation. These gains for labour won’t last if Doug Ford and the big business lobbyists have their way!
CUPE’s new campaign addresses increasing precarity for post-secondary workers, decreases in government funding, skyrocketing tuition fees, and more. Check out cupe.ca/our-time-act for the details and on what you can do to get involved!
Thanks to everyone who came out to the St. George BBQ on Friday! We hope you enjoyed the delicious buffet prepared by our own members at the Faculty Cub, and we also hope you’ve kept your raffle tickets…
The three $100 gift card winners are tickets #5259985, #5259968, and #5260058.
If you have one of these tickets, please get in touch with Allan James in order to arrange a time for you to come by the union office to claim your prize. Don’t forget to bring your ticket!
And finally, our final BBQ of the year! All St. George members are invited to come out for free food and drinks on Friday, September 14th. The event will be taking place at the Faculty Club between 12pm-2pm and 4pm-6pm.
Hope to see you there!
Our next BBQ will be at the UTSC campus on August 24th from 12pm-2pm and 4pm-6pm at the H-Wing Patio. All workers at UTSC are welcome!
Come out for good food, drinks and fun!
As you read this, CUPE 3903 — teaching and graduate assistants at York University — are still on strike, making their strike the longest post-secondary strike in Canadian history.
Earlier this week, the new Conservative government released its “Top Legislative Priorities for Upcoming Sitting” and the first item on the list is taking away rights from education workers at York University by tabling back-to-work legislation.
CUPE 3903 is holding Days of Action at Queen’s Park this upcoming Tuesday & Wednesday and invites support and solidarity. We urge any members who are able to join the picket lines at Queen’s Park to support our brothers and sisters.
When: Tuesday, July 17 & Wednesday, July 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Queen’s Park
Show your solidarity with these workers, and fight for workers’ rights in Ontario!
Spoilers: No, they don’t!
It turns out that those making less than $30,000/year who would be benefiting from Ford’s proposed income tax cut pay on average only $485 in taxes a year, while the difference between a $14 and $15 wage equates to almost $2,000/year in extra income.
And thats not the only reason why Ford’s tax plan – and his promise to freeze the minimum wage at $14 – doesn’t make sense. Check out this short post from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ blog Behind the Numbers for all the details – and don’t stop fighting for $15!