CUPE 2278 TAs Give Strike Notice at UBC

by Stephen Petrina on October 26, 2012

CUPE 2278 served 72 hour strike notice late this afternoon.  The TA Union at the University of British Columbia advises to “expect job action on Monday.” From all indications, the University has pushed the students and pressed its luck for too long.  Contracts have been rolled over since 2005, effectively freezing wages for employees who are trying to cope against rising tuition, supply costs, the cost of living, and housing while administrators enjoy 5% annual increases. CUPE support workers at UBC will stand in solidarity with the graduate students while librarians, faculty members, and undergraduate students are encouraged to do the same.