CUPE supports Windsor facultySep 16, 2008 10:22 AM
After months of discussions, talks broke down and faculty at the University of Windsor are now on strike.
In the hope of helping WUFA get a fair deal, Paul Moist offered CUPE’s support to WUFA’s bargaining team. “We offered them our support in their last effort to obtain a deal and we had a very positive relation with the committee, said Moist. 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.”
With only hours left before the strike deadline, WUFA president Professor Brian E. Brown could still count on strong support: “With a 96% strike mandate, said Brown, our members overwhelmingly support our negotiating team.”
Brown also noted both the Graduate Student Society and the University of Windsor Students' Alliance have voted to support WUFA. "Too much is at risk at this institution. Students and faculty have united to preserve quality education at the University of Windsor. So far, the administration has not taken our contract proposals seriously, or approved sector parity in benefits and working conditions."