Queen’s graduate workers vote to strike

‘Queen’s lack of regard for graduate workers is palpable’

Vote took place Feb. 14 following two town halls.
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PSAC 901 members—including teaching assistants, teaching fellows, research assistants, and post-doctoral students—voted to strike on Feb. 14.

“Overwhelming support from hundreds of 901 membership [SIC] gives the bargaining team a strike mandate,” a Facebook post uploaded Feb. 15 read.

This decision was made following two town halls held Feb. 4 and 7.

READ MORE: PSAC 901 to hold strike mandate vote Feb. 14

In an email statement sent to The Journal, Astrid Hobill, PSAC 901 President, said the vote to strike came as “no surprise”.

“The frustration with Queen’s lack of regard for graduate workers is palpable,” Hobill said.

READ MORE: Bargaining between PSAC & Queen’s sees QUFA involved 

Other organizations like QUFA (Queen’s University Faculty Association), SGPS, and the AMS have previously voiced their support for graduate students and their bargaining efforts. 

This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.   

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