Concordia U RAs Unionize

October 11, 2006

  On Tuesday, the Public Service Alliance of Canada announced that more than a thousand research assistants at Concordia University in Montreal joined the union, with a 90% yes vote last month. 1,200 teaching assistants at Concordia are also preparing to vote on the same question. PSAC already represents 3,000 RAs and TAs at the Université du Québec à Montreal, and is in the process of organizing 6,000 more at Université de Montréal, and Université Laval. Union priorities include hours of work, safe working conditions, and job security. (CPAC media release at http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/October2006/10/c6493.html )