THE OFFICIAL BLOG OF THE LANCE, THE UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR STUDENT NEWSPAPER:
NEWS, REVIEWS AND COMMENTARY, COURTESY OF THE PAPER TRAIL

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Strike update: Day 02 - Update 03

Lots more to come -

I just wanted to kick something out there while I'm prepping everything else for posting.

Coming up: Interview with a picket boss, Dan O'Connor, the Neil Gold email that has everyone so upset, and an update on how negotiations are going (you'll be surprised to hear this, I'll bet).

A press release from the WUFA:
Faculty, librarians, and sessionals strike for quality at the University of Windsor

Windsor, Ontario — Over 1000 members of the Windsor University Faculty Association [WUFA] are on strike after months of negotiations broke down late last night. Members of WUFA, which represents faculty, librarians, and sessional instructors at the University of Windsor, had voted 96% in favour of job action prior to talks collapsing. WUFA’s collective agreement expired 30 June 2008.

“Quality is at risk at the University of Windsor,” said Brian E. Brown, president of WUFA. “Parents should be worried. Do we want an excellent university, and a fair employer, in this city? Do we want a comprehensive, research-based institution that respects faculty and librarians? Or do we want a university that relies substantially on casual labour and pays these instructors the lowest wages in the province? This has to change.”

Brown called the university administration’s current contract proposals an “attack on quality.” “Research and teaching will suffer if the administration’s current proposals win the day; that is precisely why we have been forced to strike.”

He said that WUFA is seeking “sector parity” with respect to working conditions for its faculty, librarian, and sessional members. “Windsor deserves an innovative, world-class university.”

For more information, contact Brian E. Brown, president, WUFA, at 519.253.3000, extension 3365.


Brian E. Brown
President, WUFA
President, OCUFA
University of Windsor
Kerr House, 366 Sunset Ave.
Windsor, Ont. N9B 3P4

E-mail brown2v@uwindsor.ca
Telephone (519) 253-3000 ext. 3366
Fax (519) 977-6154
Now you see what we in the press see. While it's not much of an update, this was what they sent out at 6:42 p.m. yesterday evening. Almost a full day after it was old news.

ALSO - from a man who knows something about propaganda

James Winter presents:
"James Winter Theatre"





and





Labels: , ,

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

<< Home