University of Windsor staff in legal strike position on Sept. 7

Workers fighting attempts to force one per cent cap on wages: Unifor
|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 09/09/2019
Labour relations
Both local unions are set to return to the bargaining table on Sept. 6, with every intention of negotiating a fair collective agreement for all members, says the union. Google Street View

Staff at the University of Windsor will be in a legal strike position as of midnight Sept 6, as negotiations are ongoing.

About 300 Unifor members — represented by Local 2458 and 195 — work on campus as full-time and part-time administrative staff, operational engineers and special constables.

Campus workers are pushing back against the administrations’ attempts to force a one per cent cap on all compensation and remain united against the rise of precarious work at the university, says the union.

“We’re calling on the administration of the University of Windsor to push back against the government’s anti-worker agenda, not enforce this restrictive pay cap,” says Naureen Rizvi, Unifor Ontario regional director.

Special constables — who are members of Local 195 — are also asking for the university to show leadership and defend the language of “campus police” in the face of Ford’s Bill 68, says CUPE.

Both local unions are set to return to the bargaining table on Sept. 6, with every intention of negotiating a fair collective agreement for all members, says the union.

Unifor is Canada’s largest union in the private sector, representing 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy.

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