Concordia students say sanctions over strike activities are unfair

June 3, 2015

Concordia University students who are facing sanctions over activities carried out during recent strikes are calling on the institution to dismiss the charges. The students have been accused of violating an article in Concordia's Code of Rights and Responsibilities which prohibits the "obstruction or disruption of university activities." Representatives of campus student associations say the charges are unfair as students were "peacefully enforcing a strike mandate." Students have also complained that there were no earlier indications that the protesters would face sanctions for their activities. Concordia said it did not intervene during the disturbances because they posed no immediate threat to safety. However, three professors did file official complaints, saying that they felt intimidated by students. Global News