Concordia Student Union Votes to Strike

by Stephen Petrina on March 13, 2012

Students at the Concordia Student Union General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a one-week strike to begin 15 March.  A second motion passed in the GA sets the stage for students to block entry of students and professors wanting to cross the line and enter classrooms.  Both motions build on the student movement in Quebec against rising tuition costs.  The vote was by simultaneous show of hands in four venues on campus, as secret ballot was unfeasible.

The Concordia VP External conceded that “at the end of the day, the students spoke.”  The students are considering weekly GAs to extend the strike as necessary.  More at The Link.