Strike Countdown at McMaster

October 3, 2006

According to a media release Monday from CUPE, the McMaster University administration “is setting the stage for a crisis at McMaster, pulling the plug on negotiations and starting the countdown to a lockout or strike that will affect thousands of students, staff and faculty.” Tuition increases, CUPE says, “translate into an effective pay cut of between $177 and $500 each year, for TAs and RAs.” (Media Release: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/October2006/02/c3941.html )