UK Pension Strike

March 19, 2018

Since February 22, 2018, members of the University and College Union (UCU) across the United Kingdom have been on strike to protest attempts to cut their defined-benefit pension scheme, USS. With pension changes on the horizon for UTFA members, UTFA has selected a series of news articles to put the issue in an international context.

March 13, 2018

March 12, 2018

CUPE Strike Update #2

March 17, 2015

Dear Colleagues,

The strike by CUPE 3902 Unit 1 is lurching into its third week and yesterday, depressingly, we heard news that negotiations over the weekend failed to lead to a tentative agreement. While it is good news to hear of active bargaining (and we hope that continues), it is extremely disappointing to learn that the parties have been unable to reach a workable compromise.

CUPE Strike Update

March 3, 2015

Dear Colleagues,

As you know, there is a strike by CUPE 3902 Unit 1 (“the TAs”) underway on all three campuses. There has been lots of confusion associated with the strike and we are receiving many questions about what faculty and librarians can and should be doing, including how to show support for the striking teaching assistants.

Letter to Members: Guidelines in the event of a strike by CUPE 3902 Unit 1

February 24, 2015

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Dear members,

Contract negotiations between the University of Toronto administration and CUPE Local 3902 Unit 1 (representing teaching assistants, graduate-student instructors, lab demonstrators, and writing instructors) are ongoing. There is a tentative agreement in place for CUPE 3902 Unit 3 (representing sessional instructors), but Unit 1 and the employer will be in a legal strike/lockout position on February 27.