You can sign a union card if you are working at the University of Waterloo as a:
The Committee to Organize uWaterloo is a grassroots campaign to unionize the academic workers at the University of Waterloo. The campaign is supported by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).
With over 700,000 members, CUPE is Canada's largest union. CUPE represents 70,400 workers spanning 233 collective agreements in the post-secondary education sector.
The next blog post in our #WhyNotWaterloo series on the question What Difference Does a Union Make? examines quarantine packages for international students coming to the university in January 2021. Did you know that graduate TAs at other Ontario universities are able to quarantine through their university for free, whereas UW is charging over $1000? But #WhyNotWaterloo? Read on to find out more.
OrganizeUW is concerned that the uWaterloo administration is not communicating relevant health and safety information to graduate student workers and sessional instructors.
Campus organizations continue to pass resolutions to endorse the campaign to unionize graduate student and sessional workers at the University of Waterloo.
Despite the fact that international students make up over 50% of full-time equivalent graduate students in some faculties at UW, they are often ignored when the university makes decisions about policies that directly impact them. This is the third post by our international student sub-committee in their series on how a union can help make international students’ experiences at UW better.
Thousands of migrant student workers face deportation if work permits are not made renewable immediately. Tomorrow, Nov. 24, 2020, students from Migrant Students United are holding a Day of Action to demand: renewable work permits, real access to PR, lower tuition & universal services, all work to be valued, family unity, and status for all. Actions include a petition, rally (Covid-safe), calling the Immigration Minister, and a TweetStorm. Grassroots student organizers of OrganizeUW stand in solidarity with the students of MSU. Please consider taking action to support international and migrant students, who are a vital part of our community at UW and in Canada as a whole.
Despite the fact that international students make up over 50% of full-time equivalent graduate students in some faculties at UW, they are often ignored when the university makes decisions about policy. This is the third post by our international student sub-committee in their series on how a union can help make international students’ experiences at UW better.
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Or, if you are ready to sign a card, fill out the sign-up form and an electronic card will be sent to you.
OrganizeUW hosts a weekly Q&A video call at 1:30pm EST every Tuesday! Please stop by if you'd like to discuss the drive, ask any questions, or simply say hi and meet our organizers.