OPEN LETTERPeter George
Dear President George,
The 495,000 members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees have pledged their support and solidarity to the 1,650 members of the McMaster University Staff Association (MUSA) currently on strike seeking a first contract agreement.
This group of your employees has taken a courageous stand in its determination to achieve fairness in the conditions of their employment. We urge to you to work with the union to achieve a settlement. These workers have been bargaining in good faith for over ten months and gaining a fair collective agreement is a reasonable goal.
CUPE will continue to support these workers for as long as it takes. I know that other unions are pledging resources as well and MUSA is now in a position to provide striking members with strike pay. You can be sure that intimidation and stalling tactics on the part of the university administration will not win the day.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
For more information : Pam Beattie, (613) 761-8796