(Halifax) Striking Teaching Assistants and Part-Time Instructors at Dalhousie University will move their picket line to the provincial legislature on Friday (May 28).
With convocation ceremonies on all this week at Dal, CUPE Local 3912 says it will focus its attention on the provincial government, the primary funder for post-secondary education.
Local 3912 President Barb Moore says, Dalhousie has one of the highest tuitions in the country, and Nova Scotia itself has the dubious distinction of having the university with the highest undergraduate tuition in Canada, namely Acadia.
This provincial government has done nothing to address this issue, and seems to be fine with watching post-secondary education become something for the elites and the wealthy in our province.
By moving our picket line to Province House, we want to remind Nova Scotians - many of whom can no longer afford to send their kids to university - that the Hamm government is a big part of the problem, says Moore.
Local 3912 represents some 930 TAs and Part-Time Instructors at Dal. They are voting today and tomorrow on a tentative agreement reached with the university.
(ATTENTION ASSIGNMENT/PHOTO EDITORS: The striking Dal workers will be picketing at Province House from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm on Friday. They will be wearing their picket signs.)
Barb Moore, President, CUPE Local 3912
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John McCracken, CUPE Communications Rep.
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