Applying pressure for a fair contract: upcoming actions and a picket update

Picket line with metal safety gate at Glendon campus

Picket line with metal safety gate at Glendon campus

Our goal remains to negotiate a fair contract that meets our members’ identified priorities as soon as possible. In order to achieve this, we need to increase the pressure on the administration through creative actions and mobilizations.

This Friday, many of our members will be taking part in a march from Glendon campus to U of T. Members that have been picketing at Keele campus are encouraged to go to Glendon and join in this action. We will maintain only one picket line at Keele campus on Friday – the picket at Main Gate. So, picketers can join the Main Gate line at 7:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. or go to Glendon for 11:30 a.m. In each case, make sure you sign in and out with a picket captain. For further details on the Glendon to U of T march, see the link above.

On Saturday, we were planning a creative info picket for York’s Spring Open House. However, it looks like they have cancelled the event. Sadly, we can’t trust everything YorkU tells us, so we are going ahead with a Saturday picket from 9:00 until 1:00. Please meet at Main Gate. If there is an open house, we will be ready, otherwise we will find some other fun (and perhaps disruptive) things to do!

Next week, we will add an evening picket shift from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on selected days. The goal is to add evening picket lines on Sentinel and Main Gate on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. But next week, we will start with a Monday (March 30) evening picket at Sentinel and Main Gate (3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.).